On our site you will find dahlias for cut flowers, garden display and exhibition.
Catalogue orders have now closed for 2015.
We start taking orders for next season from Jan 1st 2016. Thanks
235 Wilks Rd, Dairy Flat, ALBANY Ph 0942 67150
Right next to the Northern Motorway, only 5 minutes south of Orewa and 10 minutes north of Albany and East Coast Bays.
October 5th 2015 Our winter green crop of Lupins and Mustard has just started to flower and we will cut this and dig in to the ground. The bees are busy among the flowers so we are a bit loathe to cut it too soon. Lupins are legumes and put nitrogen in the soil.
Season wise, we are over a month behind this season. Never before in 26 years have we not been all planted up in August/September.... We are told its El Nino weather patterns which can be a dry summer, and it can be a wet one as well.
Our neighbouring city (15 mins away) is rapidly expanding its strangle hold with massive growth and land use change scheduled on our surrounding landscape. Commercial and urban development pressure is on with their associated rate increases, to move further out....oh the joys of being near the Super (in name only) City of Auckland. The neighbour on 5 acres is now paying $5000pa.... or $100 a week in rates. I would think a bit hard for anyone on a $250 pension.
Our new catalogue will be out in November with quite a few changes. Some varieties that are slow sellers have been deleted