Wedding flowers for September

Hello there, I am planning on getting married this September and would like to grow my own flowers particularly the table flowers and possibly my bouqet. I have a flower bed which is 4 foot by 10 foot which I need to start planning in. Has anyone got any ideas on suitable flowers to grow now for early september? I really prefer cottage flowers. Many thanks.

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  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    If I was doing this I would go for dahlias as they are much easier to control timewise. I would also look at Euphorbia as a foliage plant.

    I read this article last week you may find it useful.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/may/18/alys-fowler-annuals-august-wedding

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806
    Pricey wrote (see)

    Hello there, I am planning on getting married this September and would like to grow my own flowers particularly the table flowers and possibly my bouqet. I have a flower bed which is 4 foot by 10 foot which I need to start planning in. Has anyone got any ideas on suitable flowers to grow now for early september? I really prefer cottage flowers. Many thanks.

    How much experience have you got in gardening as this is such an important occasion?

    You may have left it a bit late for sowing and would need to buy in plugs now-any ideas on colours?

  • PriceyPricey Posts: 2

    Thank you Kate1123 that article is really useful. I am currently growing rudbeckias and mini sunflowers at present from seed - which it mentions.

    I love dahlias so I will definately look into growing those too.

     

    Sotongeoff I am an advanced beginner really. I would love it to be very colourful but was thinking maybe oranges and yellows would be suitable for the month. Have you got any idea of plugs to grow. Thank you for your ideas.

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I think Sarah Raven has Dahlias on sale this weekend.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Chrysanthemums is a possibility,dahlias definitely,sweet peas.

  • hello, I am getting married late September so am delighted that you have started this forum as I had the same thoughts of growing my own for table flowers and the bouquet. My garden has a 'cottage' garden feel to it.  

    I see that you are thinking along the lines of oranges and yellows.

    I  am planning more for pinks (and purples). I have started growing sweetpeas in a variety of pinks and white but am not sure if they will still be flowering then. I also have some lavendar, and gardens world rather conveniently have an offer in this months magazine for 48 pots. Again, im not sure if they will still be flowering in September.  

    Does anyone have any ideas for pinky flowers to start growing (either from seed or from plugs).

    thanks

    Carrie

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Dahlias come in a wide range of colours, and you'll certainly find some in the pink/red/purple spectrum. Doubt whether sweet peas would still be flowering in abundance, and lavender might wellbee over too.

    Cosmos is long flowering, and a good cut flower, easy from seed, comes in white and pink. I'm sure there will be other suggestions.

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

     How about Gladioli bulbs?

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,340

    Not sure what sort of arrangements you're going for Carrie, but you could try some night scented stock or maybe the other faster growing types.

    The night scented one has a trailing habit, the flowers and the scent come out in the evenings

  • figrat - thank you, i have some pink Cosmos seeds so will get them planting.

    Mattbeer87 - i have just looked up Gladioli - fantastic colours thank you for the suggestion

    Holie hock - great idea to have night scented stock for the evening. We are having a marquee so I think this would work well (although not as table decorations).

    I guess I havent quite worked out the sort of arrangements im going for - i cant decide between jam-jars of informal flowers on the tables, or something a little more formal. As for my bouquet and bridesmades flowers, my  mum is quite keen to 'have a go'  but im not sure what flowers to include or whether I should leave to the professionals.

     

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