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  5. Emily
    May 27, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    Hi,
    I wondered whether you ever sell scented wallflowers as a cut flower? I know it’s getting rather late in the season but I’ve been trying to get hold of some (without any luck) for a friend who isn’t well and adores wallflowers! They seem impossible to find but i know they’d really cheer her up. Thanks

    • Ben
      May 29, 2012 @ 8:01 am

      Alas not this year! Karen and I have decided that we will grow them for next year however…sorry we can’t help you.
      Benjamin

  6. Deborah
    August 28, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    Wheres the beautiful Asters I grow and show single and double asters. the Ostrich feather double is by far the best, the more you cut the more they come

    • Ben
      August 29, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

      You are quite right I shall amend my list to include them…thanks for the tip…I shall go and look at these ‘ostrich feather’ chaps right away…perhaps you could save me some seeds? ;)

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  8. Jan
    January 17, 2011 @ 1:14 am

    I grew euphorbia for my cutting patch a few years ago and now it self seeds everywhere! Will try Bupleurum this time round . “Tis said by flower people that you can sear the ends of euphorbia on a hotplate- I tried this but it it left sticky gunk behind, maybe a lighter would work? I agree that Cleome is prickly and smells a bit funny, but it looks good in a border if you don’t need to pick it. I also liked leonotis , a tall orangey flower, suppose the name has something to do with lions because of the colour. Love latin names! Couldn’t be without my sweet peas, which I grow up amongst the climbing bean tripods in the veg patch as well as on their own supports- they are great for attracting bees/butterflies etc so help with pollination too.

  9. Katherine@florist in the forest
    January 11, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    Wow what a find! I discovered you via Belinda and Jan, I feel I may be referring to your list quite a bit. A lot of them I have tried already but there are a few newbies in there that I think I will be off to track down in my Chiltern seeds catalogue! Thanks.
    I will be interested to see everybodies progress and compare notes. Roll on spring.

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  12. JW Blooms
    January 8, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    And what about Agrostemma (corn cockle)? Lovely, loose and cottagey. I’m also not over impressed with cleomes (is it me or do they smell weird?). As for Euphorbia, I do use it but hate the faff of having to be wary of the sap. My hands are tough enough these days not to react too badly to it, but I inevitably end up with a red patch on the side of my face where I forget I’ve touched it and then push my hair out of my face. Also, I think Bupleurum is actually better than Euphorbia oblongata for a touch of lime-green zing – although I do use oblongata to brighten up my Christmas wreaths, which you wouldn’t be able to do with Bupleurum. J x

    • Ben
      January 8, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

      I may adjust that list to contain only flowers…and make another…’top ten foliage’…what d’yer think…I missed out some super groovy plants? x

  13. Mo
    January 7, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    Hah! You cheated and used some latin names, my mum would have known them all, I had to look up a good few.
    A very comprehensive list – I look forward to seeing what people suggest – I’m struggling.
    Are you growing all of them?!

    • Ben
      January 7, 2011 @ 11:22 am

      Hi Mo! Yes we intend to grow them all…I shall check on the common names and add them….trouble is sometimes the names up north are different to the ones down south!

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  15. Belinda Norrington
    January 6, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    My suggestions would be orlaya grandiflora, opium poppies for the seedheads, Bupleurum griffithii for foliage or Eryngium ‘Miss Willmott’s Ghost’. Oh, and Dill for gorgeous lime-green foliage and seedheads. All fab in garden and vase, tough, beautiful, not sold in high street florists. Love ’em all!

    I’m growing and have grown quite a number on your list and would be v happy to share info on what has worked or not for me. I found the spines on Cleome a bore for bouquets, and still feel unsure about euphorbia because although fabulous, could sting customers hands. Ammi was absolutely brilliant and adored by everyone, and Bells of Ireland were a stunning foil to other late summer blooms. Could never get my verbena bonariensis to last in the vase. Could go on, but feel myself falling into geek mode, sorry! Best of luck with all the growing, will be interested to see your progress, and thanks for all the useful info. Belinda

    • Ben
      January 6, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

      I’ve been quietly worried about the euphorbia…and now you’ve brought it up I’m really worried! I may grow it for experimental reasons but not send it out to punters…I will update my list with your additions on underneath…they’re fab! x

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