Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events
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.
Too many stems diverts the plants energy into doing too much.
The same happens once blooming gets underway in earnest. The first blooms arrive atop strong sturdy stems, marvellous!
Then weeks go by and your stems seem to become progressively weaker, snapping under the strain??
What’s happening is the plant in its hurry to complete its life cycle is producing as many flowers as it can.
The heat we have been experiencing means a problem typical in Autumn is happening from the ‘get go’!
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.
Pinching out the tip of branching plants is one of the most important techniques to give much stockier plants that will give you many more flowers in your cut flower garden!