17 December 2020

What’s growing ...

So, ‘what’s growing?’ I hear you ask. All sorts. TREASURE! The greenhouse and cold frame are full to the brim, so I shall break it down into categories.

Hardy Annuals

First up are the hardy annuals. Most of these we sowed back in late August/ early September and they are already sturdy looking little plants. They were the backbone of the cutting patch this year, producing bloom after bloom from May until Autumn - some are still trying! Pictured below are a select few. We also have Cornflowers, Sweet Rocket, Sweet William, Daucus Carota and Foxgloves.

From top left going clockwise: Antirrhinum ‘Chantilly Bronze’, Orlaya Grandiflora, Antirrhinum ‘Chantilly White’, Cerinthe Major, Ammi Majus as part of an arrangement.

Sweet peas are sown a little later in the year, around October. This year we have a few different varieties growing, all of which have amazing scent and are prolific in blooms. 

Sweet Peas picked from our cutting patch in July.

Bulbs and Corms

The rest of the greenhouse is brimming with Ranunculus and Anemones, which are grown from corms and bulbs. In January, we shall be moving these to the patch to grow on happily in the polytunnel.

Ranunculus from 2020 - It is easy to see why they are called The Rose of Spring.

Anemones produce an abundance of flowers.

We’ve also already crammed one bed full of a mixture of Tulip and Daffodil bulbs for Spring flowers. I can’t wait to see them all in bloom. 


Along with the annuals and bulbs, we also have a selection of perennials including Eucalyptus  (which we grew from seed this year) and a collection of roses - on which it’s best not to get me started as I could wax lyrical over them all night. Here are a few shots from this year ...

Chandos Beauty

Lady of Shalott

Queen of Sweden

Princess Alexandra of Kent

As we go through the year we will be sowing more seeds - this is just the tip of the exciting, flowery iceberg. Please subscribe to our blog if you would like to be kept up to date on what we are sowing and which flowers we currently have in bloom and available for bunches.

We can’t wait to share our flowers with you!

Lucy and Oliver x

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