Dahlia Winkie Kestrel
PLEASE NOTE - ALL DAHLIA ORDERS ARE DISPATCHED FROM MID AUGUST.
(If placing a Dahlia order, along with other summer flowering bulbs, they will be treated as two seperate orders, please choose the correct postage option). You are placing a forward order to secure the plant of your choice. Numbers are limited and we supply on a first in, best dressed basis. We hand harvest, hand wash and hand prepare our tubers, to ensure you receive a plump, healthy and happy tuber ready to provide you with bunches of blooms.
For best performance when planting your Dahlia select a position that is free draining, in either the full sun or part shade. Using a fork, prepare the ground to a depth of 25cm, ensuring the soil is light and friable. The tuber should be planted no deeper than 5cm below the soil surface, top dressing with a couple of handfuls of cow or sheep manure and a bed of mulch.
Dahlias flower from November right through until the first frosts for your area send them into their dormancy, often blooming for a good 6mths of the year. They are exceptional cut flowers, and make a brilliant addition to any picking garden.
Dahlias can be harvested and divided over the winter months when they are in their dormancy. It is important to wait for the plant to fully die down prior to harvesting. You can then share with friends or spread to new positions around the garden.