The Cut Flower Patch Book
* An inspiring guide to transforming 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.
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.
This book will help you get the most from your patch with guidance on how to cut the flowers so that they keep producing more blooms and how to look after them once they have been picked. The Cut Flower Patch is completed by a selection of flower arranging tips and sample arrangements as well as tips on finding great containers, planting plans and a helpful year planner.
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Author Information Trained horticulturist LOUISE CURLEY writes for the Guardian newspaper, Grow Your Own, The Simple Things and Gardens Illustrated magazines. She started her Wellywoman blog in 2011 and was a finalist in the ‘best blog’ category at the Garden Media Guild Awards in 2012. She gardens organically and has kept an allotment for four years on which she grows all her cut flowers.
* Author has a growing profile through her popular Wellywoman blog, and has contributed to Grow Your Own and Kitchen Garden magazines as well as Fennel and Fern blog.
* Marketing partnerships with the British Florist Association, National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (65,000 members), and other relevant organisations.