I have some wonderful Chrysanthemums out now, beautiful autumnal colours. They form a wall of colour and certainly extend the season for cut flowers. I have two varieties out now and probably another three or four to come. The plants came from the fab Wootens of Wenhaston. Although they are technically hardy varieties, I think I will lift them and store them in the greenhouse over winter as it would be such a shame to lose them.
This week in the cutting garden I have been picking Dahlias, Chrysanthemums, Zinnias, Cosmos, Ivy flowers and Burning Bush. The colours are terrific.
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.