Grow Your Own Cut Flower Patch

Next spring we’ll be growing loads of cut flower plug plants for you to enjoy growing in your plot. They are incredibly easy-to-grow varieties, and from just a small space you can fill your home with cut flowers all summer. Here’s a guide that details how best to grow them, in case you want to think about it!

When will cut flower plugs be dispatched?

We’ll be dispatching from May right through to July/August depending on the weather

How much sunlight will they require?

As much as they can get! Choose the sunniest spot in your garden, and makes sure they are sheltered from the wind.

How much space will I need for a Cut Flower Patch?

We have 2 options – one is designed for a 2m x 1m bed, the other is for a 2m x 2m bed.

Can I plant them in my veg patch?

YES! If you don’t have space for a dedicated flower patch, then you can easily plant rows of flowers in between rows of veg – as long as they have about 20cm spacing in between plants, they’ll be fine, and they’ll be brilliant for attracting bees and pollinators into your veg plot!

Can I plant them in my borders?

Of course! Just bear in mind that you may find it difficult to bring yourself to harvest them if they look too beautiful in the borders!! But if you’re tough enough…go for it!

How far apart should I plant them?

Our cut flower plugs can be planted in rows, with 20cm between each plants

What type of soil do they need?

We’ve chosen varieties that are easy-going, so if you happily grow veggies in your plot, then the cut flowers should do brilliantly as well. Adding plenty of organic compost when you plant will help to keep them healthy.

When will I be able to start cutting?

It’s hard to say exactly, as it very much depends on when you plant and what the weather is like, but we’d expect you to start cutting from late June onwards, and you should have plenty to cut up until the first frosts in late October or November.

Once I’ve cut them, is that it?

No, most of the varieties will start producing sideshoots and bushing out once you’ve cut the first few flowers, so they are essentially cut-and-come again flowers that will keep going for several weeks, even months.