I love the Autumn with it’s softer light and changing colours. There are still lots of late bloomers for picking like dahlias, cosmos, scabious and hydrangeas to name a few.
I feel more calm outside at this time of year and just want to wander around the garden absorbing all that nature has to offer, but work in the garden never stops! We have been busy preparing the soil and sowing the annuals for flowering in early summer, such as cornflowers, nigella, ammi and choosing which bulbs to plant. It’s also time to make the first sowing of sweet peas and plant the ranunculus corms in the polytunnel, which I’m rushing to do before I have a short holiday.
I am also lucky enough to be exhibiting in the Autumn Floral Fiesta at the Malvern Autumn show next weekend 26/27th September along with other British flower growers. We’ll be working with Jonathan Moseley, floral expert from BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge, to promote British cut flower growers and commercial florists. Although I am excited and looking forward to the event I am also a little nervous of being in the company of a highly talented and experience florist. I will let you know how I get on in my next post.