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The Cut Flower Patch

Grow your own cut flowers all year round

Louise Curley

Hardcover

List Price: 30.00*
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Description

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.



Praise For The Cut Flower Patch: Grow your own cut flowers all year round

"Cut flower books abound this year but I really like The Cut Flower Patch ... this girl grows her own cut flowers ... would please most gardeners"



"handsome and accessible"



"encourages new gardeners to tackle growing cut flowers ... no jargon and each chapter is clearly labelled."

'Jason Ingram's delicious photographs will have you rushing down to the garden centre to stock up on seeds."

"an enchanting new book ... thoughtfully constructed and handsomely illustrated . . . excellent practical chapters ... a whole section on wedding flowers"

'Louise Curley shows that growing your own cut flowers can be economical and enjoyable.'

'an excellent book'

â??immensely practical and inspirational book â?¿ a book that makes the whole subject accessible and Jason Ingramâ??s fabulous photographs have a simple beauty that make them a perfect accompaniment to Louiseâ??s words â?¿ an excellent guide and a visual treat.â?

"a useful and attractive starting point."

"handsome and accessible"

'The Cut Flower Patch by Louise Curley is now one of the prettiest books on my bookshelf and is also my new bible [â?¿] Louise just takes you by the hand and leads you through the joyful process of creating and enjoying your very own cut flower patch. Itâ??s bloominâ?? marvellous.'

"Cut flower books abound this year but I really like The Cut Flower Patch ... this girl grows her own cut flowers ... would please most gardeners"



"an enchanting new book ... thoughtfully constructed and handsomely illustrated . . . excellent practical chapters ... a whole section on wedding flowers"

Frances Lincoln, 9780711234758, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2014



About the Author

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.