As this is the first year that I have had a cuttings bed I think it is important for me to understand how it is progressing.
I had never actually grown sun flowers before, I’ve no idea why as I love seeing them growing in the fields. I have been amazed by the number of flowers produced on each plant. I have a second batch of 5 plants growing well in the Asparagus beds, an idea I copied from Peonies and posies which seems to work well, another 6 seeds were sown last week which should be able to be planted in the cuttings bed (although I’m not quite sure where).
The above is ONE plant! I am seriously impressed
The Dahlia also has a lot of secondary flowers so I expect these to be making another appearance in a vase soon.
The gladioli are in a new bed (without irrigation) where the Leylandii were removed. The soil is dreadful but these seem to be thriving.
Do you grow flowers just for cutting? it seems to be becoming very popular with other bloggers.