Fabulous 'fillers': making up the chorus line for this week's #virtualbritishflowershow

Article Published By Flowers From The Farm on Jun 2 2020

    The current heatwave is sending flower beds  rocketing into high summer ahead of time, and has flower farmers doing rain dances in sheds and barns across the country.  But as flower growers and gardeners drum their feet and pray for rain, Sweet Peas are sneaking up supports and waving their tendrils about, Cornflowers are shouting blue things from the cutting patch, and lacy Ammi Majus is frothing itself into a frenzy.  These may all be dainty flowers, looked down upon by last week's flouncing  divas (roses and peonies), but they are the chorus line which every flowery musical needs.  The role of 'fillers' is crucial in supporting the star turns in bouquets and arrangements, adding movement, scent and lightness to floral creations.  They're what makes a bouquet look garden-gathered, natural and smell divine!

    Here's a look at the beauties popping up UK-wide this week:

    Seasonal British flowers June

    Stunning early summer arrangement by Passionflowers, Colne Valley, Essex 


    Seasonal British flowers June

    Scents of summer - a gorgeous vaseful by The Cotswold Posy Patch, Cheltenham, Gloucester


    Locally grown seasonal flowers June

    Sweet peas by The Forgotten Garden, Coombe Martin, Devon


    seasonal British flowers in June

    What a colour!  Earl Grey poppy - Compton Garden Flowers, Somerset


    Locally grown seasonal British flowers June

    Beautifully blue:  Nigella, or 'Love in a Mist'.  The Highland Flower Garden, Muir of Ord, Scotland


    What's rustling?  Quaking Grass of course.  Owl House Flowers, Bingley, West Yorkshire.




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