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Dahlias in Australia

“The Winkie Way”

The First Dahlia Dedicated Publication for Australia since 1977

The Book tells/shows all of what is done in my Garden based on 40 years’ experience.

Starting with growing Dahlias in 1977 for our Wedding in 1978.

It also shows a number of alternative methods as seen on our many International Travels and garden visits Australia wide.

The book will give readers a choice of a variety of successful methods/practices.

130 Pages - 22,000 Words - 505 Pictures

  • The Book caters for the beginner.
  • The experienced Grower.
  • All levels of Exhibitors.
  • Judges.
  • Breeders of Dahlias.

Topics Covered

Planting, Growing, Large/Small Gardens, Digging, Dividing, Storing, Supporting, Pruning & Training, Disbudding, Propagation of Cuttings, Pests Identification/Control, Diseases, Virus in Dahlias, Sunscreen, Labelling, Weed Control, Hydrophobic Soils, Breeding, Saving Pollen, Growing from Seed, Cutting Blooms, Growing Bigger Blooms, Transporting of Blooms, Staging Blooms, Dressing Blooms, Water Requirements, Pulse Watering, Shade Cloth, Sunscreen and Best Performed Cultivars for Australia

International & Australian Customers

intending To Purchase send Your Name & Postal details to

and payments methods will be forwarded along with direct debit details depending on your Country.

Total Costs vary depending on Postal Charges.

Catalogue will be updated early May

Sales are for Australia ONLY

Garden Visitors are most Welcome to see the

latest "Winkie Raisings"

Planting and Growing,

Digging, Dividing and Storing,

Green Plant Propagation

Growing Giant Blooms, Watering, Growing Pompons,

Pests & Diseases and Breeding new Cultivars.

The Links Page directs you to interesting dahlia web sites.

Where Is Winkie

What to see at Winkie

The Riverland Tourist Guide shows there are

more than just Dahlias in the Winkie Area.

The Riverland in South Australia (three hour drive from Adelaide)

features Wineries, Houseboats, River Murray,

 Bushwalking, Vineyards, Citrus Orchards, Almond Groves

and a number of interesting Wetlands

 that are ideal for the Bird Watcher.


Winkie Weather

We believe that our catalogue will cater

for the discriminating

Exhibitor & the Home Gardener.


These Exhibits are all Winkie Raised Cultivars