Dahlia Trial Ground & July Incident
Work is continuing in our dahlia field adjacent to the garden centre, and some varieties are beginning to show some colour.
However during a weekend in July an incident took place where mindless vandals destroyed part of the Dahlia Trial Grounds. Sadly due to this incident it has now caused a delay to the opening of our field for this year. To read more about this incident click here to see the Herts Advertiser's story on what happened.
Due to the incident the opening of the field for viewing will be delayed until the end of August. Keep an eye on the website for the exact date to be announced, or give us a call and once we have the date we will let you know. At the moment we are working hard to repair the damage caused and keep the other parts of the field not affected upto our usual standard.
We are pleased to say that we will not be beaten by incident and the annual Autumn Festival with the Dahlia Marquee and other events will go ahead in September, see News and Events for dates.
Plants lose water through their leaves all the time. It is essential to ensure there is enough to replenish the roots, otherwise they will struggle and at the worse die. In warm weather water is lost from the soil by evaporation, so watering will need to be done more often.
During the summer months is a perfect time to make use of what we like to call, free energy. Solar lighting is a light powered directly by charge from the sun via a solar panel. During the warmer months of the year most days will give you a typical full charge. In our outdoor living department you can view our selection of solar lighting and also see some demo models which we have powered for you, be sure to pick your lights up now to avoid disappointment.
Enjoy home grown New Potatoes with your Christmas Dinner! Seed potatoes are now available in our Main Shop for immediate planting. The potatoes are suitable for growing in pots and containers or in the garden.
Plants of the Month
We have two Plants of the Month for August
Hydrangea (Picture: Mixed) - With immense blossoms, Hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. There are many different colours sometimes all blooming on the same plant. One of the most interesting quirks of some hydrangeas is the ability of the flowers to change colour. For more information click here.
Carnivorous Plants (Picture: Venus Flytrap) - Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. Our carnivorous plants can be seen in our house-plants department.
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Summer Holiday Fun
Join us this summer for our Young Gardener's activities which will be running between 11am until 3pm from the 21st July.
Be sure to check out our Young Gardner's menu at the Dahlia Coffee House.
Autumn/ Spring & Summer Flowering Bulbs
Our 2014 range of flowering bulbs has begun to arrive and can be seen in our main shop adjacent to the reception desk.
Narcissus (Daffodil) Bulbs
From early spring throughout the summer months we have a large dedicated sales area displaying our range of garden and conservatory furniture. Our outdoor living sales team are always ready to help you select the right furniture for you. We have gone to great lengths to source a range of furniture with an emphasis on quality and comfort, complemented by fabrics that cater for every taste.
For those of you who wish to abandon the kitchen and join the party in the garden we have a selection of both charcoal and gas models. We are stockists of Weber, Landmann, Outback, and Outdoor Chef BBQ’s