Today I have begun my autumn tidy up in the garden, adding compost to the beds and planting bulbs as I go. The weather has been glorious and set to continue for a day or two.....so hopefully I can get a lot done. I am also planting some new perrenials including delphiniums, cat mints and asters. This is a busy time of year for me in the garden and this year more so than ever. I am planting a lot more bulbs, daffodils at the minute but then I will move on to alliums and then tulips. I am still sowing hardy annuals and clearing out the greenhouse ( which has become messy and cluttered over the summer). This afternoon I have rehomed some of the daffodils I planted last year into the front garden. The idea is to plant mainly scented narcissus in the cutting garden. In particular I love Silver Chimes.
The cutting garden is still in full swing with cosmos, dahlias, sunflowers and Verbena bonariensisbut no chrysanths yet. It is difficult to think ahead to winter and spring when the weather is still so lovely and the garden is full of flowers. I keep reminding myself that if I don't plan ( and do the work) now there will be nothing to cut next year! Any way must have another cup of tea....
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.