Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events
Anemones, the star of Spring Bouquets
Flowering throughout the spring, these gorgeous blooms are firm a favorite with floral designers and our brides.
Wire Hoop Plant Supports.It can be expensive and tricky to adequately support a whole cut flower garden, here are some plant supports you can make yourself…
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…
Our own ‘invention’ these double Plant Staking with Cold Frames and extend our season here in the Chiltern Hills right on the Buckinghamshire / Bedfordshire border…
Everyone should enjoy a row of fragrant Sweet peas.
Let me start by explaining…
In order to have a season long display rather than one big bonanza, you should plant bulbs with a variety of flowering times.
Alliums give the late spring, early summer garden a punch like nothing else.
An easy way to remember is not to cut flowers for something important like a Wedding or Event if you can feel the heat of the sun on the back of your neck…
I pick in the early morning or the cool of the evening straight into water and then keep them in a cool and dark place for at least a few hours – preferably overnight.
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.