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    Default Cut Flowers 2017

    Feel free to set your own challenge or just post when you can. It was lovely to see what everyone grew last year and I look forward to what peeps have this year.

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...6-a_89377.html
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    Don't forget with all your flowery offerings that you can also join VC's flower seed circle http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...7-a_92089.html

    My aim this year is a vase a week (eventually). I had hoped to cheat with dried flowers but was a little late and the few I had didn't make it. I would also like to do at least 6 flower craft/makes i.e pot pourri, essential oil, candle embellishments etc.

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    I have a 90cm by 2.5m bed set aside for cut flowers, plus space in each bed and around the feet of trees for flowers and just need to choose what to grow. I'd like to have lots of flowers for the house. Last year I grew loads of white cosmos and they looked fab on the plot and boring at home. Likewise nigella - lovely in the ground and short-lived & messy at home...
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    Don't forget you can use your veg flowers and herbs are great for foliage, fillers, flowers and scent. I learnt so much doing the thread last year and have found myself looking at plants differently for it - just hope it shows in this years thread

    Edit: Also if you have all white flowers you can play of shapes and textures rather than colour or you could dye them (I know it is not to everyones liking but just an idea)
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    Week 1, vase 1

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    Ooooh, I'll get in on this, my grow area is being myexed for 18 months and so am putting pallets where the bed will be and growing in buckets on top.

    5 dahlias, providing they all overwinter, New baby, Downham Royal, red ball type, bishop of Llandaff and Procyon. - They were kicked off the balcony after discovering 10 was too many for a 8ftx4ft balcony if you want anything else on there or anywhere to sit.
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    Rudbeckia Cherry brandy and Irish spring (if it overwinters)
    Cosmos Ladybird mix
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    Plus a 1m x 2m bed of 'mexican meadow mix' with marigolds, coneflower, tithonia, and others

    oh and arches of sweet peas. Francis kate and Nimbus
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    I will try to do this! I may try to stick them in some foam though as I'm not too good at clearing my vases weekly
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    This year is going to be colourful! And very scented. Am looking forward to getting the seed sown.
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    Thanks for posting the link to last year's thread - I was elsewhere last year.

    I've just read through it all (sitting in bed, pot of coffee) and it's so inspiring. Good advice about using 'green stuff' to fill out the vases. I've been lucky enough to inherit a huge Continus tree and a Bay tree - they are both monster sized.

    Anyone else fascinated by Martin's drinks cupboard? Just me then
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