Spring Flowers in Bloom

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?

4 thoughts on “Spring Flowers in Bloom

  1. I love them all, but the edible ones are the ones I enjoy most. Good for pollinators, beautiful, and edible…some are also great in teas, salves, bath products…my favorites? Lavender, calendula, nasturtiums, pansies, salvias, tulips, poppies, daylilies….and sweet alyssum, zinnias, tithonia, larkspur and gomphrena even though they aren’t edible.

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  2. The combination of the red tulip and yellow of the daffodil is stunning. Do you know the name of the red tulip? I’ve grown roses and peonies at the plot for a few years and this year I’m starting a cutting patch – although given the number of seedlings in the greenhouse, it might become two patches!

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    1. Thank you Sharon. Oh sorry, I should have named the tulips in my post! They’re called ‘Uncle Tom’. ☺️ I took some rose cuttings in autumn 2015. They have rooted and are still poked into the ground. Do you think I should prune them to encourage more fresh growth? The only thing is they might not have enough space and I should probably either move or pot them. As you can tell, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to flowers and propagating!

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      1. Thanks, I’ve added to variety to my must-have list for 2018! I’ve never propagated roses, so you’re ahead of me. That said, I’d be inclined to move them to deep pots for a few years. Now or late summer is a good time to prune roses but not in winter. Post photos once you’ve decided what to do:)

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