Since January this year I’ve planted a cut flower garden, and used the flowers in bouquets which I sell at Frome Blooms.com. I try to source plants locally, and grow the flowers using sustainable, organic principles. It’s been a delightful challenge, and I’m pleased to report that the latest bouquet includes lots of colourful homegrown blooms.
It’s the 103rd seasonal bouquet from FromeBlooms.com, which I cut from our cottage garden on 29th August. I’ve called it Burgundy and Gold for its somewhat regal colours.
One of my favourites in this bouquet is this beautifully perfumed rose called ‘Burgundy Ice’ which I planted in January just after we’d arrived in Frome.
The large yellow dahlia is variety Kennemerland, grown from tubers I planted in April. Dahlias are an amazing cut flower, and there are dozens more of these beauties in the garden.
The gladioli are also grown from bulbs planted this year, they’ve done remarkably well and I think there’s a bit of magic involved when tiny little bulbs produce these massive, colourful flowers.
This bouquet is available until Monday at FromeBlooms.com