Field of Dahlias- using them in your garden design

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It is not often one sees a huge field of Dahlias.

This one I passed two weeks ago in Storrington and had to stop the car. Dahlias were originally imported from South America for their edible roots, went through a period of being in fashion and then out again. In the last ten years they have multiplied in the variety of colour and form one can buy and have a strong ability to keep their vividness from the end of August till November.

They can be planted in random points in your bed design or in large clumps of 5 or 6. They come in different heights as well, some being over two metres so can enliven the back of the border. 

The warm winters have meant that people often leave them in the ground covered by a thick mulch but best practise is to lift them in November and clean and store the tubers in a dry, dark place ready for late Spring planting.

By |2019-03-28T18:12:26+00:00October 31st, 2016|Blog, Flowers|Comments Off on Field of Dahlias- using them in your garden design

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In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.