My garden’s 3 year anniversary

Spring flowers from the garden

Spring flowers from the garden

I’ve not updated this site for far too long, I’ve been busy setting up my other website and blog (see the page titled ‘the Handpicked Flower Company) and starting work on my cut flower field.  But I’ve not forgotten it, in the same way that I’ve not forgotten that it’s three years since my garden re-design and re-plant was completed, and this year it has really come into its own.  Everything looks so established now, and there’s barely an inch of soil to be seen which is good in that it helps keep the weeding down, but less so when I find a plant that I simply can’t live without.  I usually end up digging out two or three things first in order to make room; but then of course they also need a home!

Having so much growing going on is useful in that I now feel that I can cut the odd stem here and there to bring into the house; as well as cutting the flowers I’ve grown specifically for cutting.  The flowers in this photo are all from my garden.  The tulips and ranunculus I grew for cut flowers, everything else is from the borders.   I’m delighted to say that with the exception of the poppy, which did manage to last four days before shedding its petals, everything looked wonderful for a good week in the vase.  They will all be grown in greater quantities for The Handpicked Flower Company to sell next year and I can’t wait to see them growing en masse in my flower field as well as my garden.

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About Sara Davison

I've been gardening as long as I can remember; initially as a child, learning from my mother, and then with each successive garden I've owned, I've expanded my knowledge and my plant collection. Starting Spring 2014 I'm taking my first steps as a flower farmer, growing British flowers for cutting on an acre of rented farmland in the Surrey Hills.
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