Dr Malcolm Nattrass has developed an extensive knowledge of different types of Dahlia over many years and has successfully propagated most of the varieties in his own garden. He is also an experienced lecturer. Malcolm and Ros have created their beautiful 2-acre garden from a field over the last 20 years. It has a wealth of unusual trees and shrubs, as well as deep herbaceous borders, a dry stream garden, rose and clematis walk, and two large wildlife ponds.
Malcolm will talk about the different groups of Dahlia, and the pros and cons of growing from tubers and from cuttings. He will demonstrate the best way to take cuttings and how to look after them. Participants will obtain hands-on experience with the opportunity to take home some cuttings.
The cost of this Skills Day is £20. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a sharp knife, scalpel (If you have one), gloves and weather appropriate clothing.