Spring flowers are available to order now and can be delivered from Saturday 24th April. The ranunculus, tulips and anemones are the stars this week with honesty, hesperis and the last of the narcissus to accompany them.
Delivery is free within 5 miles of Oxford with a small charge for longer, but local distances. A minimum order of £5.00 applies. Payment can be made by BACS, cheque or cash.
Please email me to place an order at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A small jam jar: £6.00
A large jar: £10.00
Bouquets start from £15.00 with at least 30 stems
A bucket of flowers to arrange yourself starts at £20.00 and contains at least 50 stems
Just some of the flowers growing in my garden and plot this week:
All the perennials have been hardened off for a long time and ready to plant now. Apart from the scented pelargoniums which will need to be kept inside until the frost has gone.
Long flowering with very pretty pink flowers, Lara Starshine is a very attractive lemon scented leaf pelargonium.
Foxglove Lutea: a perennial foxglove with creamy/primrose yellow flowers loved by pollinating insects. Its delicate bells are very attractive and it bulks up year on year. Great for cutting too, it likes shade to semi shade in well drained soil, but will also grow in sun. It reaches 60 cm. A reminder that foxgloves are poisonous if ingested.
Small 7cm pots available now for £1.50; larger plants in 1 litre pots: £4.50.
Campanula Persicifolia Blue Bells: a truly lovely blue bellflower with graceful stems that grow from a mound of low growing leaves. Loved by butterflies and bees. A cottage garden favourite and a wonderful cut flower too. £4.50 a one litre pot.
Geum Lemon Drops: A lovely soft yellow geum which is clump forming and grows to about 40 cms. Good for the front of a border or a container. Grows in sun or part shade 9cm pot: £2.50
Geum Leonard’s Variety: Another very pretty and delicate geum with bells in an old rose/apricot. As all geums, it is loved by pollinating insects. It grows to around 45cms and like Lemon Drops is clump forming. It can be divided to create more plants once established. 9 cm pot: £2.50
Knautia Macedonia: one of my top favourite plants, it is a great favourite with pollinating insects. It has a neat rosette of leaves and truly lovely magenta scabious type flower on wiry stems. Can grow up to 75 cms (30 ins). Prefers a sunny spot in well drained soil, but copes very well with my clay soil in part shade. Clumps up every year and can be divided. 9 cm pot:£2.50, 1 litre pot: £4.50, 2 litre pot: £5.50
Hardy & Half Hardy Annuals
These have all been hardened off, but may need some protection if there is very hard frost.
Chinese forget-me-not ‘Mystery Rose’: a beautiful pink version the flowers of which are truly lovely and taller than the blue version. Can grow up to 90cms. Self seeds freely and can be grown in sun or part shade. A very good cut flower. 12/14 cm pots: £2.00
Daucus Carota Dara: a very pretty cultivated version of wild carrot which can grow to 1.5 metres given the right conditions in sun or part sun. Its flowers vary in colour from white to deep purple with pinks inbetween. It is loved by pollinating insects. 7cm pot: £1.00
Antirrhinum Liberty Crimson Classic: striking velvety spikes of eye catching crimson flowers which can grow up to 60 cms. Can be perennial in a sheltered garden and often comes back even in my heavy clay soil. Great for pollinating insects and as a cut flower. May need support. 12/14 cm pots: £2.50
Scabiosa atropurpurea mixed : glamorous, very lovely pin cushion flowers in a mix of colours which are held on wiry stems. It has a long flowering period especially if dead headed and cut back. Loved by insects it can come back year on year though is usually grown as an annual. 7cm pot: £1.00
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