You can create a cut flower garden, and you don’t even need a lot of space. While larger spaces will give you the opportunity to grow a wider variety of cut flowers, even containers can be used in a small space. Cut flowers can be grown in groups or just by taking cuttings from pretty flowers you’ve grown in your garden. Growing your own flowers is ideal for not just filling your vases up in your home but also to gift to friends and family and even selling at farmers' markets.
How to create a cut flower garden in a small space
Firstly, don’t be put off by space because you can grow flowers in any size space. If you want a huge abundance of flowers, then a larger space is needed, but to be able to cut a few bunches for your vase at home, you can do this from a small space. The key is to choose cut flower varieties that will grow well in containers and be sure to plant them in their preferred place, such as a shady spot:
- Lily of the Valley
- Alchemilla mollis
Or for a sunny area:
It’s important to use your space wisely.
Create a cut flower garden in your border
In the garden you may have some more space to grow and if you clear out a border so it is dedicated to cut flowers only, you will be able to put together a successional sowing plan so you have cut flowers for as long as possible throughout the year. Don’t forget it isn’t just about the flowers but foliage is also important. Along with knowing if your border is sun or shade, make sure you know if your soil is alkaline or acidic so you plant what you know will grow. Some popular cut flowers are annuals:
- Ammi visnaga
- Sweet peas
Delphiniums, Peonies, Phlox and Verbena are popular perennials for the flower garden.
Make space to create a cut flower garden on your allotment
If you have an allotment or even a piece of land to grow on, you’ll have so many options to create a cut flower garden. This gives you a better opportunity to grow more plants from Roses to Alstroemeria and Dahlias to Sunflowers. Dedicate a space for them so you can keep it neat and tidy and weed free.
Plants to consider to create a cut flower garden
Think about what you want to see in a vase and how to extend the season from spring bulbs through to Amaranth and Hellebores through to Iris. Pick some of your favourites and fill your space. In store we have everything you need to create a cut flower garden. Visit us soon to get yours started.