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An large old zinc teapot filled with pink and deep red perfumed garden roses. Tuckshop Flowers, Birmingham

Summer abundance

Summer sees flower plots brimming with glorious annuals nurtured from seed in spring and July heralds the start of the dahlias which will continue to crop in every size, colour, shape and form right through until autumn.

Flaming June

June sees annual flowers really start to put on a spurt ready for the amazing abundance that follows. From early June, roses and peonies pick up the baton from tulips to become the mainstay of arrangements until they in turn handover to dahlias and their supporting chorus line of glorious filler flowers later in July.

Stokesay Flowers Wildeve pink rose

Roses

Victoria Martin of Stokesay flowers shares her favourite scented roses for cutting.

A red rose with ammi majus and daises by Tuckshop Flowers

What's growing in June?

Carole Patilla of Tuckshop Flowers offers a quick guide to what the cutting garden can offer at the start of summer.