Cut flowers: growing and selection

Many garden plants can be enjoyed as cut flowers and foliage in the home, offering cheaper and diverse alternatives to florist flowers. Borders can be adapted to provide cutting material throughout the year. Alternatively, dedicate a part of the garden to growing cut flowers.

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Quick facts

Group Bulbs, annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs trees and climbers
Flowering time Throughout the year 
Height and spread Various
Aspect Predominantly sunny situation
Hardiness Hardy, half hardy and tender
Difficulty Easy to moderate

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