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  1. Flowers to sow in autumn | Higgledy Garden
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  2. Jan
    January 7, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    According to this weeks Amateur Gardening magazine, Scabiosa atropurpurea is one of the 10 best cut flowers for keeping. Zinnias were top, lasting 24days, then Echinacea, which lasts for 22days.Asters were runners up. other flowers tested were rudbeckia, gaillardi, dianthus, dahli,Cosmos, Coreopsis, Chrysanthemum and Callistephus. After testing them all with additives to the water such as aspirin, lemon juice, bleach and flower food, it was discovered that the best way to keep cut flowers was to change the water every two days. The tests were carried out by Johnsons seeds of Suffolk. Simples!!

    • Ben
      January 8, 2012 @ 12:03 am

      ha! Brilliant!!! That is sooooo cool about changing the water… makes sense too….why would they want anything else?
      Thanks so much for posting Jan. :)