Welcome to the Wild Acre series on creating a cut flower garden. It will explore two main topics: how to grow cut flowers and then ideas on how to harvest, condition and arrange the flowers.
I'm *really* hoping you will participate in asking lots of questions or sharing your own tips/experiences at the end of each post, because I know there are flower fans, both would-be and professional flower growers and florists who read this blog and it would be so interesting and useful for us all to pool some ideas and see the inspiration flourish! No question is too novice and many, I am sure, will send me scurrying to my bookshelves to find answers!
So, lets sit around this cyber garden table, cups of tea or homemade lemonade to hand, and learn together. My goal is to post the series every Friday during the summer and early Autumn, and have a round up of questions/answers on a Monday. (End of July and first week of August may be a little interrupted by holiday plans so apologies if posts are a little hit and miss for those two weeks.)
Right, here is a breakdown of the ten posts I am planning:
Recommended Reading: Books and Blogs
A cut flower plot part 1
A cut flower plot part 2
The List: my list of favourite flowers and foliage for cutting
Planning and planting guide
Harvesting and conditioning
Arranging part 1
Arranging part 2
Care Tips for cut flowers
Any questions or requests? I'll post them with my answers on Monday. Otherwise, for some seriously fabulous books and blogs which will help and inspire the flower growing adventure, pop by next Friday. xxx