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Chairman -
   Jennifer Andrew
   01274 881906
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   Sheila Patchett
   01274 690349
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   Helen Simpson
   01274 883906
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   John Andrew

Sally Baker - 20 March 2019

Sally Baker has sent us a 'follow up' to her excellent talk on 20 March.

Growing Flowers for Cutting

A small dedicated cutting patch will keep you in cut flowers from May-October. There are lots to choose from, here are some of my favourites, most productive and best sellers.

Annuals/biennuals:

Bulbs – Tulips (I like the Darwin Hybrids and Double late peony flowered, but there are so many gorgeous varieties) Alliums, narcissus, Gladioli, Italian ranunculus, Galilee anemones.

Dahlias (from cuttings and tubers) - So many varieties to choose from. Some favourites of mine are Jowey Winnie, Café Au Lait, Arabian Night, Karma series, Ambition, Cornel, Daisy Duke, Jomanda.

Chrysanths (from cuttings or young plants).

Herbs – various, particularly Dill (Anthemum Graveolens), Mint, Rosemary, Lavender.

Roses – David Austen – Too many varieties to choose from, I like Gertrude Jekyll, Alnwick, Princess Michael.

Hydrangeas – Good fresh or dried. (Red ones dry better than blue).

Foliages, trees and shrubs:

Websites and books: