Storing Dahlias over the Winter We have been getting so many questions on how to store your precious Dahlias over the Winter that ahead of our Live Instagram Stories we would like to share this blog post with you now. The frost has yet hit us in Buckinghamshire and at Swan Cottage Dahlias generally keep…
Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events
Too many stems diverts the plants energy into doing too much.
The same happens once blooming gets underway in earnest. The first blooms arrive atop strong sturdy stems, marvellous!
Then weeks go by and your stems seem to become progressively weaker, snapping under the strain??
What’s happening is the plant in its hurry to complete its life cycle is producing as many flowers as it can.
The heat we have been experiencing means a problem typical in Autumn is happening from the ‘get go’!
As so many of you have purchased our Dahlia Tubers I thought it would be fun to follow on from ‘Dahlia Planting Instructions‘ with ‘How to take Dahlia Cuttings’ Cuttings It’s a really great way to multiply your stock when you’re first starting out and only have a few plants and want to increase your…
There are Dahlia’s for planters and containers, Dahlias for small gardens and Dahlias that reach 7 feet tall!
Add to that the shapes, Anemone, Ball, Cactus, Collerette, Decorative, Dinner plate, Orchid, Peony, Pompon and Waterlily…
Once you have choosen your size and shape there is then the myriad of colours, some so unique its difficult to describe!
Dahlia Planting Instructions, what to do with them when they arrive…I start mine in generous pots in March and early April (make sure the Tuber has room to put out roots and grow…However you have started your Dahlias you will need to pinch out the tips of the main shoot as they grow… Swan Cottage Flowers
Dahlias are brilliant cut flowers and suppliers can be patchy, we at Swan Cottage grow all our tubers first to ensure that you get what you ordered!
Wedding Flowers in particular can make a huge difference to the background of the Wedding… The cost can come as somewhat of a shock, leaving brides disappointed as budgets have already been eaten up on the other essentials..
As Featured in Rock My Wedding!
The venue a magical woodland is incredible and features a huge stretch tent, tree house, giant swing, wishing pond, chill out tents, rustic seating, hammocks, fire pits, hanging frames, hay bails vintage caravan bars and so much more! Claire and Tom wanted to fill the venue at Lila’s Wood with beautiful flowers that would look natural in the setting.
A Late Summer or Autumn Wedding…
More vibrant jewel colours suit the changing light, what could be better than using natures natural harvest…Achillea, Aster, Calendula, Chrysanthemum, Cosmos, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Dusty Miller, Echinacea, Erynigium, Grasses, Helenium, Penstemon, Phlox, Roses, Rudbekia, Scabious, Seedheads, Strawflowers, Verbena bonariensis, Zinnia