If you were to buy your flowers from a supermarket (tut, tut!) you would be forgiven for thinking that chrysanthemums don’t have a season at all. But grown naturally in the UK, they are an Autumnal bloom and they flower between September and November. Ours are flowering in our cutting garden right now but it can be tough growing chrysanthemums outside as they can get damaged by the ever-increasing number of storms that hit us at this time of year. This week, these pink spray chrysanthemums have been grown protected under glass in Lincolnshire.
We’ve got some lovely dark Physocarpus in here too. Commonly known as ‘ninebark’ apparently, although I’ve never heard that before!