English Cut Flowers
Iris Murdoch wisely said -
'People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.'
We certainly feel joyful and each season provides something to get excited about. Here's a rough guide to what we have available when ...
Spring brings eagerly anticipated longer days along with alliums, anemones, fruit blossom, honesty, muscari, narcissi, phacelia, ranunculus, sweet rocket, sweet william, wallflowers & tulips.
Summer heralds beautiful sunshine ( hopefully) and stems of ammi, astrantia, calendula, cerinthe, cornflowers, cosmos, delphiniums, feverfew, larkspur, nigella, orlaya, phlox, poppies, scabious, snapdragons and sweet peas.
Autumn sees a change in colour palette and delivers asters, dahlias, echinacea, echinops, erynigium, sunflowers and zinnias.
Winter provides an opportunity to clear the plots, spread some manure and plan the year ahead but we can still get creative will foraged holly, ivy, juniper, willow, sarcococca, skimmia and witch hazel.