Somehow, I’m only just beginning to realise just how rewarding it is to grow your own flowers. Wheather they spring up out the blue, or slowly form beautiful buds from Autumn planted bulbs, the anticipation before their burst into bloom is the sweetest.
The daffodils and tulips are now in their second year and I can’t get enough of them! After the narcissus came the double-headed ‘cheerfulness’ daffodil which has a distinctive, sweet fragrance and these look gorgeous with a few of the ‘Uncle Tom’ tulips in the home! I have some primroses that have crept over from my neighbor’s plot, and the forget-me-not is naturally carpeting the ground. The apple blossom is on the verge of going into full bloom and I can already tell it’s going to give me another bumper harvest!
Inside the polytunnel I have flower seeds growing, including nasturtiums, cosmos, clary, lupins, stock, sunflowers and calendula. I also I have gladioli bulbs waiting to be planted next month. I can’t wait to make big bouquets of flowers for the home! What are your favourite flowers to grow?