Monday, 9 August 2010

Carrier Company

I have a few weeks off inbetween jobs, and on my (long) to-do list is to tackle my garden. Despite the fact I don't have a cutting garden, I love these classic jute garden accessories from Norfolk-based Carrier Company (spotted on Ill Seen, Ill Said.) If anyone has any suggestions of cutting flowers I could grow in my small garden, or in containers (with very limited skills), I'd love to hear them.

13 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

I don't have anywhere to grow plants at all, which is very sad. Lavender might be good to grow in pots, and of course it smells gorgeous. You should get plenty to cut from a lavender bush.

Anne said...

Geraniums and lavender. They're pretty, hardy, and only really require watering.

Jane Flanagan said...

Thanks for the link love! I adore this company.

Lavender in pots is always easy (and it's easy to find a fairly established shrub).

I'm crazy for sweet pea in Spring too.

Happy gardening!

Lynne said...

Thanks for the suggestions - although I have managed to kill some lavender already...

chelsea said...

love,love,love.

chelsea said...

p.s. Annuals are always so easy. I love cosmos. Too late to plant Sweet Pea I guess. Herbs are so easy too and great to have cut in vases or as part of arrangements or even just for your kitchen!

Rachel said...

Oh, I wish I had tips. So far all my valuable balcony space is taken up by herbs (with the small exception of lavender) but I'd love to squeeze a cutting garden in somehow.

Allison Stephanie said...

Don't have any suggestions as of yet... I'm still working on my small summer garden that I'm trying to maintain. But good luck! Keep us posted on your garden!

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Amanda said...

I can't wait to have my own garden to grow peonies and cosmos in.
I love the flower baskets!

Becky said...

Sweet peas are divine because they smell so gorgeous, and my mum always grows lots and lots of dahlias which flower towards the middle to end of summer which is always cheering. Lots of different colours too. And pinks are pretty easy if you aren't of the carnation-hating school of thought, I realise they are not very fashionable at the moment but I actually quite like them!

This might be useful from the BBC about growing flowers for cutting:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/growflowers_cuttings1.shtml

G. said...

Dahlias!! So colorful, cheery, bright, not to mention options galore and super low-maintenance.

Callie Grayson said...

ooh i need that apron for my garden tools! cosmos are easy to grow from seed.
xx
callie

fthats said...

Hi! I just love your blog, and know a lil bit about flowers so...

When it comes to cuttings, the choices are endless. Annuals work, like gerbera daisies, african daisies, dahlias, lobelia...but there are good perennials too - lilies, lilacs, hydrangeas...etc etc etc!

I'd say figure out what flowers you like and schedule their growing times to last all season. Good luck!