One of my favourite gardening jobs is to wander round the garden, with a cup of tea in hand, and dead-head flowers. It’s a good way to relax and keep an eye on what’s happening in the garden, but there are two other good reasons cut them before they die and there’ll be more cut flowers […]
The humble little English marigold ( Calendula) is one of my favourites, the stalwart of a sunny spot in the garden. I grow a batch in the greenhouse to get a head start and have early flowers, they’re also less likely to be eaten by slugs when planted out as little plants. They can […]
Well, spring has finally arrived and I’m starting to sow flower seeds for my garden. I’ve been inspired by these photos that I took at Hampton Court Flower Show a couple of years ago. The photo shows: Tall yellow Achillea Blue spires Delphiniums White Ammi majus Pink Cosmos Dark purple Cornflowers These flowers are grown […]
I’ve been growing flowers for cutting in my garden for the last couple of years, they look lovely, but it also means that I don’t buy so many from supermarkets.
Georgie Newbery and her husband Fabrizio have what sounds to me like an idyllic life growing beautiful, flowers to cut and create into beautiful posies and bouquets, though I know that in reality it’s very hard work. They started their business five years ago with too many sweet peas, put them out in front […]