For the first time this year I have grown tulips for cutting. They are bulbs that I had in pots last year, that I decided to try and re-use in rows in a corner of the veg garden. Really pleased by the number of flowers I am getting - this is the first bunch
Mr C is a bit put out - veg garden is his domain ...."which part of vegetable garden don't you understand ??!"
I get ..."paths are for walking on, not laying trays of plants on."
Fidget, Brenda and chicky love all your displays and i too plan to have cutting garden patch this summer
chicky please tell hubby we will let him off for his little moan about veg patch as he has been poorly but only this once love to you both x
This weeks vases. Spanish bluebells, which grow almost like hyacinths, and the end of the daffs. The only ones I have left to open are lemon strike.
Forgetmenots are fully out now,so I put a few in the vase.
Those are all lovely. It's my first year of growing anything, but I've got my very own sweet pea and sunflower plants, chrystanthemum, aster, gazania and cleome seedlings, and I'll be sowing common marigolds this week. The verbena bonariensis seeds have not germinated yet, even after two weeks in the fridge, but I'm nothing if not optimistic. And I hope to be able to snip a few flowers off the new roses I planted. Oh, and dahlias, lots of dahlias. It'll be a colourful allotment!
I've made a cutting garden in the vegetable garden. OH put up a trellis for my sweet peas. I've sown clarkia, ammi, calendula, larkspurs and cosmos directly into the soil and they are just showing. I have more plants still in the GH which will join them, more cosmos, antirrhinums, zinnias, lavatera Silver Cup. I bought bare roots of gypsophila in February which I potted up and are now 3 good plants.
I have cosmos, zinnia and cleome seedlings in the greenhouse. Ammi majus in plug trays and a lot of rooted Verbena bonariensis cuttings to go out yet.
Dahlia tubers from last year are now shooting and need potting on.
I did sow some cherrry red knautia but not one has come up.(Sarah Raven seed)
My sweet peas in roottrainers are outside now, I need to get them in the ground.
This is a a loverly thread! We've been growing veggis for years but this is our first year growing cut flowers in designated beds! So excited and itching to plant out... we planted out our sweet peas yesterday. Left to go in the ground is dahlia (Hawaii), verbena, stocks, digitalis (foxglove), lavender, rudbeckia, sunflowers, malva, Chrysanthemum. Oh and I've sown direct nigella, gypsophila, corn flowers and have cosmos coming up from last year! I'm sure there's more but I can't remember! Now, not entirely sure I'll fit that all into two modest sized beds.... May have to give some plants away!!!
Well I finished planting the sweet peas, tied to canes and watered in. I found a tray of clary salvia plugs has been decimated by wood pigeons, so I put them back in the polytunnel to bulk up again.
The alliums are starting to open so I cut a few for a vase along with some euphorbia and bluebells.