I am in the middle of bulb planting season! So far I have planted most but not all of the scented Narcissus. Sweet Love, Yellow Cheerfulness, Sir Winston Churchill and Silver Chimes. Then come the Hyacinths, Alliums, Iris, Muscari, Anenomes and finally Tulips in November. I will write more about the Tulips later. Bulbs usually do well in my sandy soil so I like to plant as many as I can! I lift some of my Narcissus bulbs, this is not strictly necessary but I need the space....This does add to the autumn work load as they have to be replanted each year. I grow entirely outside so I haven't previously grown Ranunculus but this year I am trying them in a fleece tunnel to see if that is a viable alternative to growing them indoors in a polytunnel. I will keep you posted....Happy Planting!
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.