We are delighted to announce that we have our first mini harvest of Antirrhinums which have been grown in the Grounds Nursery! These flowers will be used in the University’s floristry displays and bouquets.
Our first progress update following our post on 5th February 2018 where we reported that our Floristry and Nursery Team have branched out into growing our own cut flowers for our bouquets and displays to complement the flowers bought from our amazing local supplier.
Our Antirrhinums have ignored the wintery weather and begun to bloom in the Nursery and have just begun to make their way into our floristry displays. Once the threat of frost has passed, we will be moving them out into the polytunnel to slow them down a little so we don’t have to use them all at once!
We have been sowing more cut flower seeds and pricking out the seedlings as they get big enough to handle. Now that the worst of the cold weather has (hopefully) passed, they will be shooting up in no time.
Our Floristry and Nursery Team have decided to branch out into growing our own cut flowers for our bouquets and displays to complement the flowers bought from our amazing local supplier.
They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing ground for a cut flower area at the Grounds Nursery on Streatham Campus, where the container grown plants can be moved in and out of the glasshouses for early blooming.
Our Dianthus (Sweet Williams) have been making their way into our displays since the end of December, along with some of the beautiful foliage we have growing at the Grounds Nursery and on campus.
Look out for our own cut Digitalis (Foxgloves), Antirrhinums (Snapdragons), Helenium, grasses and many more beautiful home grown flowers in your bouquets and displays in the summer. We will be updating their progress on here for you to see!