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Growing dahlias workshop

A gift for my girlfriend-always flowers in the garden

Duration: 10am-1pm

Price: £50

Contact: Helen Reeley at Helen Reeley Gardens

Apple Tree Cottage
3 Nursery Terrace
Potten End, Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4 2QU
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Friday 24th April 2020
Friday 1st May 2020

About the Course

Dahlias…the crowning glory in my garden every summer. You have to put a bit of work in but truly they pay you back in shedloads. I grow dahlias in all colours from white through to deep red but my favourites are the dinner plate sized flowers like ‘Apricot Star’ & ‘Cafe au Lait’. I have so many blooms I have to give them away to neighbours & there’s always a posy to pick for friends & family when visiting.

This workshop will teach you how to revive the tubers from their winter dormancy, plant them up in pots & then how to plant them in the ground. I’ll give you tips on staking (so important), feeding, & deadheading. Followed by how to store them again for the winter. Once we covered the learning bits, you’ll be hands-on, potting up your own tubers to take home all labeled ready to plant out in a few weeks.

Dahlias really are the queens in a summer flower border-mine continue to bloom right up until November. You’ll finish the workshop with five different large varieties of dahlias & the knowledge of how to keep them going for the months ahead. This workshop is suitable for new gardeners and those with some gardening knowledge who’d like to specialise. It takes place at Apple Tree Cottage, 3 Nursery Terrace, Potten End, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 2QU. Refreshments provided.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All dahlia tubers, pots, compost & labels are included in the price.

Coffee/tea/juice & cake are included in the price



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