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cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:00

Yesterday I picked what will probably be the last cut flowers out the garden for this year. Two double dahlias and a couple of crocosmia. Total colour clash.

 I find double dahlias are best for picking, single ones best for the bees. 

My mum has been picking crysanths since July. She bought young plants as a collection from Woolmans and grew them between the rows of runner beans. They have been lifted for the winter and are still flowering in a cold greenhouse that is used in the summer for tomatoes.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:04

It has snowed here, but its melting now. I put the grenhouse heater on last night for the first time this winter. Now very windy with blue skies. This afternoon I am going to my Great Aunt Sylvias 100th Birthday party. Apparently the Lord Mayor and the local press are coming, so I had better get titivated up.

cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:45

I grow cut flowers in the veg patch. I don't see it from the house. 

Sweet peas are favourite but quite a lot of w o rk and they need picking every other day or they set seed and stop flowering

gladioli are set them and forget bulbs, as are daffodils., followed by tulips.

Hellebores flower early in the year, I float the flower heads in a shallow bowl. They need little maintenance apart from a couple of trims, early on to get rid of last years leaves, later to remove dead flowers.


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 17:03

Runnybeaks posting has disappeared. It was a couple of pages back. I was the first one to post about it. It makes it look like I'm psychic.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 10:52

I think it must be an escapee. There are apparently fancies like this that are bred for show. It seems to have settled amongst all the mallards on the canal. The mottled one is a bit of a mystery.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 10:17

What do you think to the ducks hairdo?

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 10:16

I hadn't, but they look very lifelike..

The big dandelions at Trentham are 5m tall, and the heads a metre across. My allium head is about a foot across the head.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:47

Lovely bouquet, Marion. Isn't it nice to have flowers from the garden?


Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 23:34

I might have to stick a fine bamboo rod up the allium stem. It's threatening to bend.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 23:29

I wanted a dandelion and fairy, a la Trentham, but fantasywire do a DIY kit for a 6 inch fairy, so hubby has been busy with the pliars and yards of wire, and one of my Allium seedheads. He's not sure about the wings though.

its his interpretation of this


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