Alliums give the late spring, early summer garden a punch like nothing else.
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
Introducing our new Mason and Jam Jar Service…
Creating Jam Jars is great fun but sometimes with everything else going on having these little treasures pre-made by us ready to collect by Dad makes the day much more relaxing.
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’!
An easy way to remember is not to cut flowers for something important like a Wedding or Event if you can feel the heat of the sun on the back of your neck…
I pick in the early morning or the cool of the evening straight into water and then keep them in a cool and dark place for at least a few hours – preferably overnight.
Pinching out the tip of branching plants is one of the most important techniques to give much stockier plants that will give you many more flowers in your cut flower garden!
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