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    Default The Cutting Garden Flower Challenge 2014

    A new Challenge - to pick flowers from the garden every week of the year.
    Would you like to join in?
    Show us a photo of your flowers and name the flowers in it.
    Inspire us to grow flowers all year round
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    Great idea VC. I probably won't be able to join in though - I don't really "do" flowers. I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's though
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    Hmm.... flowers for picking every week of the year - that's a doozie

    At the moment we have flowering:- Primula & Pansy - photos to follow

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarey55 View Post
    Great idea VC. I probably won't be able to join in though - I don't really "do" flowers. I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's though
    I don't either, Scarey I prefer to see the flowers growing in the garden than pick them!
    ! This year, I'm going to grow some - just for picking - so that I don't guilty about it
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    Default 7th March

    Daffodils and foliage

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    I don't like cutting flowers from the garden, unless they are infested with greenfly, then I seriously get it in the neck for bringing them indoors.

    I can almost hear them screaming when I get close with the scissors.......Ahhhhhh.

    I will take a piccie of whats growing instead.

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    Same here - if I manage to get them to grow I really don't like picking them, I want them to flower as long as possible. The only exception is sweet peas, which I grow specifically for cutting, and which bloom more prolifically for being harvested. I'll post some 'growing flowers' pics though.
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    This week daffodils, purple violets, primroses, snowdrops. Picked just few for a bud vase for daughter. No photo though.

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