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    I sort of cut this weeks flowers...........from paper rather the garden Silver birch scavenged, ivy and eucalyptus from the garden

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    I have done week 3 a bit early and yes I struggled so much I have weeds this week

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    You need a few dogwood shrubs...they've got lovely red stems for a bit of interest!

    Well done though...nothing has been picked here since the week before Christmas, though ive only just chucked those out been looking at those shrivelled arrangements for a free days

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    Week 4 - Fail
    Week 5

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    Please note I wouldn't usually cut snowdrops but I was gifted some mystery bulbs and so they are just sat in kitty litter trays in the plant nursery, so I would rather pick 'em
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    I always feel guilty picking them though. How do i over come this?! This year mine will hopefully be full of flowers and some will come In the house. Not just sweet peas which I know benefit from a regular picking.
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    Is anyone else having problems with Norfolkgrey's attachment? When I click on it, it shows as invalid. Is this another problem if you use an iPad to view and use this site? I can view her three photos but not her earlier attachment.
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    Which attachment cheops?
    Virtually all attachments prior to 21st January are not viewable but today's should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancee View Post
    I always feel guilty picking them though. How do i over come this?! This year mine will hopefully be full of flowers and some will come In the house. Not just sweet peas which I know benefit from a regular picking.
    Just thin what you have rather than strip. So if there is a clump of 5 daffs cut 2 or 3 and if you have a bush just take some low bits or bits at the back or even bits where it will allow air to the plant. Also try to look at what you call weeds they could be classed as wild flowers, so to stop them self seeding you might as well chop the flowers off so they don't spread. You can use herb and veg flowers as well and seed heads. Twirly twigs, or ones with catkins or lichen. Somethings might be the result of wind or animal damage. There is no reason why having cut flowers should detract from your garden.

    You can get winter and early flowering plants that if you are not outside you are not appreciating as the scent is fantastic and strong (sweet box, winter honeysuckle, daphne etc.) I have one farty little piece of sweet box in the porch and it fills it with its scent even though it is getting a bit old now.
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