6. Choosing what to plant cont..
And then perennials
Question - What is the top tip for planting a flower farm?
Answer - Grow a lot of perennials.
Here’s why -
Perennials need little attention throughout the year
Rarely need staking
Often repeat flowering
Can be lifted and divided for more stock.
Start your perennial planting from seed and they will establish fairly quickly. Or buy plugs or even 9cm plants. However you begin, it could take a few years for some plants to bulk up so that a crop can be cut. So start now! Propagate seed or buy ready grown for spring planting.
Here are some of my favourites, the ones that grow really well for me and have essential status in the flower plot despite many being very lowly garden plants. I grow several varieties of the same species for many of the below; I’ve included those together how I grow and use them in arranging - in no particular order -
The ‘hard to kill and need little attention’ essential list.
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