Best Flowers For A Small Cutting Patch.

Not everyone has acres of space for a glorious and expansive cut flower garden but with careful planning you can have a productive patch with just a few stolen square metres. The key is to chose ‘Cut & come again flowers’, these are flowers which you can keep on harvesting all summer long. Annuals are the kings of this game….perennials tend to have just two flushes, so they have no part in a small cutting patch.

I have chosen the following eight beauties for the perfect modest patch. I have a ‘Flowers For A Small Cut Flower Patch’ collection…the collection has 20% knocked off the collective price…this price includes free shipping too. These flowers will produce heaps and heaps of flowers. As a rule of thumb you will want nine plants per square metre…a 3 x 3 grid.

Good old Cerinthe...bees love it too.
Good old Cerinthe…bees love it too.

*Cerinthe Major

Nicotiana 'Lime Green' this is a MUST have.
Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’ this is a MUST have.

*Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’

Corncockle...a rare sight in the wild these days.
Corncockle…a rare sight in the wild these days.

*Corncockle

If you don't think this flower is beautiful then your eyes have fallen out. Rudbeckia 'Marmalade'
If you don’t think this flower is beautiful then your eyes have fallen out. Rudbeckia ‘Marmalade’

*Rudbeckia ‘Marmalade’

...yes Sir that's my baby... 'Art Shades'
…yes Sir that’s my baby… ‘Art Shades’

*Calendula ‘Art Shades’

Cornflower 'Blue Ball'...a cutting garden without this is bad luck. (I made that up)
Cornflower ‘Blue Ball’…a cutting garden without this is bad luck. (I made that up)

*Cornflowers ‘Blue Ball’

This spleniferous sunflower is a btanching type...so plenty of blooms...
This spleniferous sunflower is a branching type…so plenty of blooms…

*Sunflower ‘Valentine’

Cosmos 'Sensation' (with our chum 'Marmalade' in the background....the white cosmos is 'Purity')
Cosmos ‘Sensation’ (with our chum ‘Marmalade’ in the background….the white cosmos is ‘Purity’)

*Cosmos ‘Sensation’

All these plants are easy to grow from seed…you will find detailed growing guides should you need them. (click link)

And as I say the  ‘Flowers For A Small Cut Flower Patch’ collection comes with FREE shipping. 🙂

Feel free to join  me on Twitter  (@higgledygarden) if you have any questions or if you are a Facebookie I am there too. (Yes I’m a geek)

I shall be growing ALL of these flowers from seed next season from the beginning of April…feel free to grow along…together we are stronger!! 😉

Best wishes

Benjamin Ranyard