Verity and Joshua’s Stowe Wedding is a celebration of Spring with English Country Garden Flowers…
Nothing beats a good romantic tale… This story of how Paul ‘won his girl’ will melt your heart!
Ashley and Paul’s perfect Engagement…
We are going to focus our attention just on the ‘Herbaceous Group’ of plants which are the most common seeds that you will buy to grow as cut flowers…
HERBACEOUS PLANTS (WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?)
Herbaceous plants do not develop a woody stem or structure and their stems usually die down in winter…
Emily and Steve’s Bedfordshire Wedding perfectly embraced the season!
Pumpkins adorned the tables. Our brief was to supply flowers that blended, bringing warmth to the venue and the outside in.
In order to have a season long display rather than one big bonanza, you should plant bulbs with a variety of flowering times.
Storing Dahlias over the Winter We have been getting so many questions on how to store your precious Dahlias over the Winter that ahead of our Live Instagram Stories we would like to share this blog post with you now. The frost has yet hit us in Buckinghamshire and at Swan Cottage Dahlias generally keep…
ts really important to give your plants a chance ‘toughen up’ or ‘Harden off’ before planting out in the garden.
Its not just the change in temperature, they also have to get acclimatised to, lower humidity and increased air movement.
We move our plants from the greenhouse or polytunnel outside but under cold frames for 7-10 days.
Then for another period we will remove the cold frames but still give the plants some wind protection. A wall, close to the home or for us the side of the greenhouse is ideal.
Dahlias are brilliant cut flowers and suppliers can be patchy, we at Swan Cottage grow all our tubers first to ensure that you get what you ordered!
Wedding Flowers in particular can make a huge difference to the background of the Wedding… The cost can come as somewhat of a shock, leaving brides disappointed as budgets have already been eaten up on the other essentials..
A Sweet Pea flower workshop for anyone with a love of gardening and cut flowers. We will give you the skills and knowledge to grow your own for jugfuls of Sweetpeas for the house and armfuls to fill your bouquets and arrangements, come and join us at Swan Cottage in Buckinghamshire. The perfect gift for Mothers Day