Flower growing is addictive, from easy-to-grow calendula (Fiesta Gitana) and borage, to the more particular larkspur seeds. I’ve chosen varieties of cut flowers that I grew on the Big Allotment Challenge, so you can have a go at growing them and even challenge your gardening friends to a ‘Grow Off’. There are companion plants to help encourage insects, flowers to use for cooking and of course, plenty of beautiful flowers to grow, cut and enjoy. Try the stunning lilies or the incredible productive zinnia. But, whatever you grow, enjoy them.Rob Smith
New & Exclusive Cut Flower Range
‘Rob’s Cut Flowers’ are a selection of beautiful, multi functional blooms, that can be grown in almost any garden. They not only look fabulous in the garden, but they look stunning when brought into the home. I wanted to select flowers that don’t need a heated greenhouse, in fact most can be started in the ground or on a warm windowsill. From the stunning Cosmos ‘Rose Bonbon’, with its beautiful pink rose-like blooms, to the edible Calendula ‘Fiesta Gitana’ which can be used as ‘poor mans saffron’ to colour rice and puddings. I’m sure there will be plenty for you to grow and use in your garden, even the annual Dahlia ‘Early Bird’ which look fantastic in small terracotta pots on the windowsill or balcony.