Happy New Year!
I have been having a lovely rest after a really hectic December and my thoughts are now turning to the cutting garden. I have a few pots of forced bulbs left....a very few. Then come the pots of Snowdrops, Crocus, Reticula Iris, dwarf Tulips and Tete a Tetes. Then the first crop of cut flowers which will be the early Narcissus. I already had about 400 to 500 Narcissus in the cutting patch but a further 450 have been added, mostly scented varieties. Then I have planted Anenome de Caen, English Iris, Ranunculus, Tulips, Sweet Rocket, Sweet Williams, Wallflowers, Alliums. Forget Me Nots and Stocks, Already in for Summer are Lilac, Ammi, Cornflowers, Lupins, Delphiniums, Honeysuckle and Roses. Waiting in the greenhouse are Sweetpeas, Dahlias, Larkspur and Gladiolus. There will be more....so watch this space! Obviously there is no guarentee that everything will work, there is no accounting for the British weather. However whatever my hopes are high for another year of beautiful flowers.
There are more exciting developments a foot some so early in the planning I will let you know later. What I can tell you now is that my husband is digging out a large new bed for even more flowers, I have weddings already booked through the year and shortly wil be sending out my first newsletter with information about what is going on in the garden (what is growing, what isn't but should be and what I am making). My lovely son is home from uni and he and my equally lovely daughter have set up my facebook page so you can also follow events on facebook and twitter. I just need a few more hours in the day!
Wishing you all a great flowery 2014.
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.