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Cutting the flowers

As a gardener, there isn’t anything much more rewarding than a freshly picked bunch of flowers from your own garden. However, most of us don’t have the space or time to create a huge cut-flower garden, packed to the brim with perennials, bulbs and annuals, to keep our vases full all-year-round. If you set your sights on just the summer months, you can create striking bouquets or dainty posies with a little space and a few packets of seeds.

Annual seeds – those plants that germinate, flower, set seed and die all in one year – are great for filling in gaps in the borders and many of them can be used for cut flowers. There are many different types to try, and probably the best way to decide what to grow is to spend a little time at a garden centre poring over the seed packet racks, picking out some that you recognise and experimenting with a few which you have never heard of.

Here are some that you might like to try for starters: there are many Cosmos varieties, but ‘Purity’ is readily available and as good as any of them. The blue annual cornflowers, Centaurea cyanus, give a traditional cottage-garden-style look to a bouquet. Ammi majus, or Bishop’s Flower, is another cottage classic and has white flower umbels rather like cow parsley which are a nice contrast to large single cut-flowers. Larskpur, an annual delphinium, is a much-loved cut flower, and lasts very well in a vase.

All these seeds can be sown directly in the soil from May onwards and then Visit the

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seedlings thinned to the appropriate spaces as per packet instructions. It’s a good idea to sow a batch of seeds every few weeks, if space allows, to ensure a supply of flowers for cutting right through the growing season. Most annuals are low maintenance, although some, such as cosmos, may need staking. They should be cut down in Autumn when the flowers have finished, and the ground cleared and prepared for new plants to be tried the following year.

Of course, it’s more than likely that you already have plants in your garden that can be used as part of a bouquet. Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla mollis, is a garden staple that has lush lime- green flowers and feathery green leaves. It is popular as a great foil for more striking flowers in the garden, and also goes very well in a vase, providing the backdrop for other plants to shine. Choisya, the Mock Orange, is a shrub found in many gardens and has golden-yellow foliage. Tall stems from Miscanthus grass and glossy ivy leaves can also provide excellent cutting material to complement flowers.

After trying a few annuals this year, you might like to expand your selection of cut-flowers in following years; herbaceous perennials, half-

hardy annuals and autumn planted bulbs, will give you a much bigger variety from which to choose. If carefully selected, they will give you the best of both worlds; they will look just at home in the borders of your garden as they will in a vase on your kitchen table.

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