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August cutting garden progress


There really have been some ups and downs so far with my cutting garden! Mostly ups thankfully, but the main low point had to be when my greenhouse fell over, losing a whole crop of seeds I'd planted from July's Rose Press Garden subscription box. Total fail!

I tried again in August, with the greenhouse firmly tethered to the fence (although as I write this, there's a thunderstorm outside and I'm really hoping it's firm enough!) and I was thrilled the Black Ball cornflowers and lavender scabiosa seeds that I sowed have germinated. I will very soon be transferring the cornflower seedlings into their own individual pots, and then these will over-winter in the greenhouse before I plant them into larger containers once the frost has passed.


I've also planted some larkspur seeds in a large container recently, which spent a week in the freezer beforehand (this is because larkspur needs a period of cold before they can germinate!). I can't find categorical proof these are suited to being direct-sown in pots in the autumn, but I decided to give it a try anyway. In theory, as the weather is still quite warm, these should germinate and then lie dormant over winter (as they're pretty hardy and frost proof), but it remains to be seen if I'll be rewarded with blooms in the spring!

So here's where I'm up to so far - I have a very long way to go, but I'll be glad I took this photo to compare in a few months!

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I'm Mel, floral designer and novice gardener nurturing my first cutting patch. Follow me as I learn, share and grow.

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