Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:41
I am having a cutting garden this year as daughter has asked me to grow her wedding flowers. This year is a practice run, both for getting them in flower for the end of July and for her to decide if there is anything she doesn't like.
I am using a raised bed ( usually for veg) 8ft x 4 ft and other areas of the garden. Also going to use containers eg instead of begonias in the front it will be sunflowers!
Not the traditional wedding type flowers or colours at all
So far sown are Bishops Children dahlias, Ammi vignas, Panicum, 3 different sorts of Cosmos, Larkspur (confetti), scented white cornflower, Sweet peas (next year will be dark coloured ones) Nicotiana (green and purple), Amaranthus spike
Still to sow are 2 sorts of rudbeckia, sunflowers (managed to find a variety that is pollen free so doesn't stain dress).zinnias (green and coloured)
And ordered as plugs are Brompton Stock, osteopurnum and something else can't remember!!
Had some heated propagators fro Chritmas and am finding them brilliant.
Also have to time the dead heading of roses!