With a little careful planning, you can produce a huge and varied range of cut flowers to enjoy all year round – and there lots of beautiful spring flowers that you can pick from your garden in April, including the first tulips and blossom.
Here’s a selection of flowers that you can pick in April.
A couple of small branches of blossom can make a beautiful display in the house – especially ornamental cherry, apple (pictured), or Amelanchier lamarckii.
The acid green foliage and flowers of euphorbias make a stunning foil for other cut flowers, like tulips. Be sure to wear gloves when cutting as the sap can irritate the skin and eyes.
Lily of the valley
Anemone De Caen Group
These delightful anemones look great in pots and make excellent cut flowers. Look out for Anemone coronaria ‘De Caen Group’, often known as florist’s anemone. Discover how to force anemone corms for even earlier blooms.
Tulips come in a wide range of colours and flower forms and make excellent cut flowers – pick them from your borders or pots, or grow in a dedicated cutting patch. Browse our plant database for over 50 tulips to grow.
Thinking of creating a cutting patch? Find out how to grow cut flowers from seed.
Pick in the early morning
Pick flowers in the early morning – this is when their stems are most full of water. Plunge into a bucket immediately.