The cut flower patch Grow your own cut flowers all year round

Louise Curley

Book - 2014

Louise Curley looks at what makes a great cut flower, ideal conditions and soil and the tools you'll need. There is advice on what to grow - from favourite hardy annuals, half hardies and biennials to spring and summer bulbs to adding foliage and fillers to balance arrangements - and advice on how and when to sow, how to support your plants and tips on weeding, deadheading, pests and feeding.

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Published
London : Frances Lincoln 2014.
©2013
Edition
First Frances Lincoln edition
Language
English
Physical Description
224 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographic references and index.
ISBN
0711234752
9780711234758
Main Author
Louise Curley (author)
Other Authors
Jason (Photographer) Ingram (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Shares practical steps for making a cut flower patch and growing over thirty-five cut flowers, as well as tips for creating diverse flower arrangements year round.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

There’s nothing quite as rewarding as cutting flowers for your home, and this fresh take on the subject, full of tips and advice, shows that a cut flower patch is the most economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy cut flowers today. Starting in spring with seeds, bulbs, perennials and even shrubs, Louise Curley shows you how to create the most diverse displays, from subtle bunches to armfuls of blossom. Full of advice on what to grow – from favourite hardy annuals, half hardies and biennials to spring and summer bulbs to adding foliage and fillers to balance arrangements – and suggestions on how and when to sow, how to support your plants and tips on weeding, deadheading, pests and feeding,this book is the complete guide to growing and cutting your own flowers. This book also comes with step-by-step plans and guidance on making a cutting patch in a garden or allotment, this guide has everything you need to create the most beautiful and fragrant cut flower displays, every month of the year. Providing growing information on more than 100 plants for foliage and flowers plus expert tips and time-saving tricks that allow you to dive in at the deep-end, this inspiring guide will help you transform a small patch of ground, be it on an allotment or in a garden, into a cut flower patch which produces flowers from early spring to late autumn.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Louise Curley looks at what makes a great cut flower, ideal conditions and soil and the tools you’ll need.Grow your own cut flowers all year roundThere’s nothing as rewarding as cutting flowers for your home, and in this fresh take on the subject Louise Curley shows that a cut flower patch is the most economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy cut flowers today.Starting in spring with seeds, bulbs, perennials and even shrubs, Louise shows how to create the most diverse displays, from subtle bunches to armfuls of blossom. With more than 100 kinds of flowers to choose from you can grow new arrangements for years to come. Offers step-by-step plans and guidance on making a cutting patch in a garden or allotmentProvides growing information on more than 100 plants for foliage and flowersIncludes the newest and best flower varieties guaranteed to provide long-lived displaysExpert tips and time-saving tricks allow you to dive in at the deep-endEverything you need to create the most beautiful and fragrant cut flower displays, every month of the year

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Louise Curley looks at what makes a great cut flower, ideal conditions and soil and the tools you’ll need.Grow your own cut flowers all year roundThere’s nothing as rewarding as cutting flowers for your home, and in this fresh take on the subject Louise Curley shows that a cut flower patch is the most economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy cut flowers today.Starting in spring with seeds, bulbs, perennials and even shrubs, Louise shows how to create the most diverse displays, from subtle bunches to armfuls of blossom. With more than 100 kinds of flowers to choose from you can grow new arrangements for years to come. Offers step-by-step plans and guidance on making a cutting patch in a garden or allotmentProvides growing information on more than 100 plants for foliage and flowersIncludes the newest and best flower varieties guaranteed to provide long-lived displaysExpert tips and time-saving tricks allow you to dive in at the deep-endEverything you need to create the most beautiful and fragrant cut flower displays, every month of the year

Review by Publisher Summary 5

There’s nothing quite as rewarding as cutting flowers for your home, and this fresh take on the subject, full of tips and advice, shows that a cut flower patch is the most economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy cut flowers today. Starting in spring with seeds, bulbs, perennials and even shrubs, Louise shows you how to create the most diverse displays, from subtle bunches to armfuls of blossom. Full of advice on what to grow – from favourite hardy annuals, half hardies and biennials to spring and summer bulbs to adding foliage and fillers to balance arrangements – and suggestions on how and when to sow, how to support your plants and tips on weeding, deadheading, pests and feeding, plus step-by-step plans and guidance on making a cutting patch in a garden or allotment, this complete guide is everything you need to create the most beautiful and fragrant cut flower displays, every month of the year. Providing growing information on more than 100 plants for foliage and flowers plus expert tips and time-saving tricks that allow you to dive in at the deep-end, this inspiring guide will help you transform a small patch of ground, be it on an allotment or in a garden, into a cut flower patch which produces flowers from early spring to late autumn.

Review by Publisher Summary 6

There’s nothing quite as rewarding as cutting flowers for your home, and this fresh take on the subject, full of tips and advice, shows that a cut flower patch is the most economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy cut flowers today. Starting in spring with seeds, bulbs, perennials and even shrubs, Louise shows you how to create the most diverse displays, from subtle bunches to armfuls of blossom. Full of advice on what to grow – from favourite hardy annuals, half hardies and biennials to spring and summer bulbs to adding foliage and fillers to balance arrangements – and suggestions on how and when to sow, how to support your plants and tips on weeding, deadheading, pests and feeding, plus step-by-step plans and guidance on making a cutting patch in a garden or allotment, this complete guide is everything you need to create the most beautiful and fragrant cut flower displays, every month of the year. Providing growing information on more than 100 plants for foliage and flowers plus expert tips and time-saving tricks that allow you to dive in at the deep-end, this inspiring guide will help you transform a small patch of ground, be it on an allotment or in a garden, into a cut flower patch which produces flowers from early spring to late autumn.