Here at St Leonards Nursery, we specialise in growing our own dahlias. We pride ourselves on our expertise, having grown dahlias for over 60 years, in a wide variety of styles and a beautiful array of colours. Not only do we stock a selection of our finest cut dahlias in store, we also supply our famous flowers to other florists around the Colchester area.
Our dahlias are a seasonal flower and are usually available from around mid August right through until November. See below for more information on our varieties, as well as how to care for your dahlias.
Being a strong, vibrant bloom, dahlias naturally require a strong foundation in order to survive and grow to their full potential in your garden. They should be planted into clean, well drained soil which should be mixed with a multipurpose compost or other fertiliser of choice for optimum results.
For cut flower blooms, the best way to keep your dahlias flowering for longer is to cut stems down at a slight angle using a knife (not scissors as this will damage the stems) and place in clean warm water as soon as possible to avoid wilting of the petals. Keep flowers out of direct sunlight and out of the path of draughts of air for a longer lasting arrangement.
We grow so many varieties of dahlia and in such a spectacular array of colours - we just can't help but show them off!