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  1. Angela
    November 18, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    This has inspired me to ask my Dad to let me have part of his far too large veg patch for me to use as a cut flower garden, as sadly I don’t have space in my own garden for one. Looking forward to spring even more now!

    • Ben
      November 19, 2012 @ 8:46 am

      :) Good show…you’ll love it….it’s a very rewarding experience.

  2. Debora
    November 15, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    So pretty and inspiring Benjamin. Much as I’d love a dedicated cut flower patch, a cut flower bed is more practical for my small city garden so I’m going to revisit this post in April when sowing time comes around. You know I can’t get enough of cut flowers in the house – it’s a daily pleasure which enhances my life so much.

    • Ben
      November 15, 2012 @ 8:28 am

      Thx Debora…I shall devise a plan for a small cut flower patch…one with super productivity…all cut and come again flowers that will last all season. Have a super dooper day. ;)

  3. Terri
    November 15, 2012 @ 1:12 am

    Hi Ben,

    I look forward to your artist’s impression!

    I have a small square cutting patch in which I’ve created four square beds about 10ft x 10ft. This year I planted in rows, but next year I’m sub-dividing those beds into 4 squares and planting a different variety in each. I’m also, like you, placing my tallest plants at the back and the shorter ones on the front, which faces south. I absolutely love planning all this and have gone through a ton of felt tips in the design stage
    Good luck with your plans. I can’t wait to see them.


    • Ben
      November 15, 2012 @ 8:26 am

      Which varieties are you choosing? …and just four?

      • Terri
        November 15, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

        Hi Ben,

        I didn’t explain very well. I have 4 square beds that I’ve divided into 4 again giving me a total of 16 varieties. I’ve already sown some of your Calendula Art Shades, Nigella Miss Jekell White and some Ammi Majus and Visnage. As the rest of the plot will be dormant over the winter, I’m experimenting with some green manure. I’ve also managed to squeeze in some space for sweet peas. All looks very organised at the moment!

        • Ben
          November 16, 2012 @ 9:14 am

          oh I see…yes 16 is a good number…has the autumn sown seed germinated yet?

          • Terri
            November 17, 2012 @ 1:10 am

            Yes! The Calendula are are stealing the show at the moment but the rest are heading up the chorus ready to take the limelight any time soon. I’ve also sown some Bupleurum under cover and I’m seeing signs of life there too. It was lovely at the allotment today, the sun was out, the sky was blue, there were no clouds to hide the view and it’s singing, singing in my heart!