What have we been up to in the cutting garden? This week I am sowing the next batch of seeds...Scabious, Sweet Peas, Cornflowers, Marigolds. I try to sow three batches of these one in the autumn and then two further sowings in the spring. Also I am planting bulbs in the green....500 Snowdrops are due to arrive from Scotland this week. Snowdrops are definitely best planted in the green, after flowering but whilst they still have leaves, they tend to establish better this way.
I am cutting....
I am collecting Ranunculus and Anemones from another local grower who has large glasshouses. She also has a small orchard and I buy arm fulls of blossom.
Spring is such an exciting time because the cutting garden begins to show all the promise of the year ahead.
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.