Garden flowers for a July wedding in your garden
It can be tricky planning to produce flowers in your garden for an event such as a wedding or birthday party so often it’s best to plan with flowers that have a long flowering period in the month you are planning your event in this case July.
Another key factor is to plan ahead starting at least 8 to 10 months before the event
Container flowering plants – growing in John Inness number 2 compost potted early in the year they can be held back from flowering by placing them in a shady corner, or the flower can be brought forward by placing them in an unheated glasshouse for a few weeks.
Container grown roses ( match the variety to the time you wish them to flower )
Dahlias – a good standby plant to add colour to patios etc
From bulbs flowering plants – planted in your borders in the autumn
Allium bulbs – Allium x hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’
From perennial flowering plants – planted in borders in the autumn using 3 litre pot grown plants
Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’
Oriental poppies (Papaver orientalis)
Geranium Johnsons blue
Helianthus annuus ‘Ms Mars’
From seed flowering plants – sown on a window sill in late January and moved to an unheated glasshouse at the end of March
Mauve night-scented stocks.
Climbers to growing in existing shrubs – planted in the autumn at the base of some existing shrubs so they grow through the shrubs over the spring flowering in July