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Hi wonder if any of my gardening friends can help. My son is getting married 16th April2014 in North Eastern England. His bride to be is desperate to have fresh bluebells in her bouquet - any help on where or how we can make this happen for her special day.
You'd have to pot some up and bring them under cover before the event. Timing would be tricky but Chelsea gardeners have mastered the art of flowering plants at the wrong time. Have you ever cut blubells for arrangements? Mine have always drooped very quickly but there's probably a technique to prevent that as well
One of the main problems will not be growing the bluebells, given enough encouragemnt you can probaby do that - but they are a very poor cut flower, and will droop almost within minutes, making them rather unsuitable for a wedding bouquet. Could she consider blue scilla? They respond to cutting quite well, though may be on the short side for the bouquet.