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Tuckshop Flowers - a meadowy spring arrangement with narcissi, tulips and ranunculus

We can't wait for spring and all it brings!

After the long dark winter months, spring finds flower farmers all over the UK champing at the bit to get started with seed sowing and planting.

Meet the spring divas

Share our excitement as the tulips and narcissi burst into life and herald the start of the new flower growing year.

A collection of yellow easter posies with narcissi and forsythia by The Garden Gate Southwold.

Perfumed narcissi

When you hear ‘narcissi’ don’t immediately think of cheery yellow daffs. Catrinel Wright explains more about narcissi as a group, and the wealth of colours and forms that this gorgeous early flower can bring to the garden and vase.

A simple bunch of blush apricot tulips from artisan flower grower Cotswold Posy Patch.

Top tulips

Liz Fallon from Cotswold Posy Patch shares her favourite tulip varieties for cutting and we explore the huge range of forms and colours which these spring divas can take.

Our pick of the spring flowers

With so many lovely British blooms to choose from, it’s hard to choose just six, so we’ve listed those hard to find cut flowers which your local flower farmer may just be able to help with.

Snakeshead fritillaries

With chequerboard patterned, nodding, bell-shaped heads, these delicate and unusual flowers are often available from mid March onwards.

Hellebores

Hellebores are stunning for weddings and events but can be tricky so it’s hard to find them commercially grown. You’ll spot their moody beauty liberally scattered through all our spring resources!

Blossom

In early to late March, the cherries, damsons and hawthorns burst into bloom and are fabulous for adding structure and delicacy to any arrangement.

Honesty

With tall stems of purple or white flowers, honesty is grown mainly for its moon penny seedheads later in the year, but in April the flowers are beautiful for cutting too.

Poppies

Poppies will last 5 days in the vase if picked at the right stage, but their delicacy means that you will hardly ever find them in the commercial wholesale supply chain. Our members love to grow them for stunning weddings and events from late spring to early summer.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus offer a fantastic spring alternative to roses and peonies in arrangements. They’re on a smaller scale but have the same layers upon layers of ruffles that make roses and peonies so appealing.

A spring flat lay of British cut flowers by The Sussex Gardener.

Spring array by The Sussex Gardener. Left to right naricissus, hyacinth, hellebore, narcissus, euphorbia, camelia, hellebore, lungwort, snowflake, narcissus.