The Cut-Flower Bed

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Three years ago we made two new large raised beds. One as a ‘Nursery Bed’ to grow on immature plants and one as a bed in which to grow flowers for cutting.  We chose two rose bushes recommended as good for Cutting ng,  a bloom from one of which can be seen in the photograph above. For early interest we have some spring bulbs, particularly narcissi. We have several dahlias but in high summer, much of the flowers are from annuals: sweet peas, cornflowers, calendula (‘Porcupine’), zinnias, sunflowers and targetes (‘Burning Embers’). Right now, we’re getting new vasefuls of flowers to spread around the house, every day. Few things we’ve done in the garden have given us more pleasure.

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