Dahlia Hall of Fame 2018

Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events

How to take Dahlia Cuttings

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…

Dahlia Day / Dahlia Master Class  

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

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 to buy

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!

Dahlias of Purple Perfection!

The changing light levels give a new intensity and Brides start to favour more colour in their Wedding Flowers and Bridal Bouquets.

Dahlias ‘deadheading’

It can be tricky sometimes to work out what is a bud and what is a seed head when they can look so similar… dead heading is important

Dahlia Hall of Fame 2017!

Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events

Growing your own Cut Flowers

It’s funto grow your own cut flowers.

You can either plant highly productive annuals amongst your border perennials and shrubs which will give you plenty for a vase or two a week or you can create your own cutting patch.