Want to grow your own cut flowers to fill your own house and give to others but want it to be as simple as possible?
The Floral Project Flower Club has been created to provide you with high quality seeds every month, which means we can grow our flowers for the vase together - without you having to think about what to do next :)
Each month, you'll receive a new Flower Kit containing 5 different seed packets, the very same seeds I'm growing in my own garden, carefully selected so that you can sow them that month, along with everyone else in The Flower Club.
In this Flower Kit, I've kept it simple by selecting seeds for five of the easiest-to-grow, perfect cut flowers for the vase and posies to give away - all hand-picked for sowing in April.
This month it's a little bit different as we're sowing Cosmos, Cosmos and more Cosmos!
These are my absolute favourite flowers for the cutting patch and if you grew nothing other than a handful of seeds from each packet, you'd have armfuls of flowers for yourself and to give away right up until October.
The April Flower Kit contains (approx 75 seeds in each)
These are all seeds that we'll start off on our kitchen windowsills or greenhouses initially in April then plant out into the garden at the end of May or after the last frosts.
Alternatively, you can just sow them directly into the ground from May.
If you're just starting out with The Floral Project, this is the easiest way to get started. Sidestep the overwhelm, the 'Which seeds do I sow when?' question and grow alongside all our other Floral Project members sowing exactly the same high quality seeds as you - and cheering on your progress as they grow:)
I'll provide instructions so you know exactly what to do with them and then as each seed becomes a seedling, and a flower ready to cut and put into jam jar posies and bouquets to fill our houses and give away, we'll all be doing it together.
The April Flower Kit will be sent out to you within a couple of days with full instructions - all in our beautiful packaging, which makes it an ideal gift too.
Postage and packaging is included.
You'll also have access to our Floral Project Facebook Community so you can share your pictures and be inspired by others who are all growing to give.
Feeling all warm and fluffy already:)
How does it work?
You'll make your first payment of £12.95 today and April's seeds will be sent to you right away, ready for sowing at any point that month - so we can all grow together at the same time.
While you wait for them to arrive, I'll let you know some simple actions you can take so that you're ready to go as soon as they arrive - and to help you get clear on who you might be growing them for!
After you receive your first set of seeds, you'll be billed £12.95 again on the 1st of May and then on the 1st of every month - and receive a new Flower Kit containing a different set of 5 seeds through your letterbox at the start of each month.
You can cancel or skip any month before the 23rd of the month before from inside our portal - I'll let you know what's coming up.
For example, in May we are sowing Nicotiana, Phlox, Zinnia, Strawflower and Briza Maxima seeds and in June I'm just putting together the upcoming collection and will update here ASAP (Although, please note, these may change if any are unavailable).
I do hope you decide to join us as we all grow together.
PS - We can only ship our Flower Kits to those in the UK (excl. Northern Ireland).
"I received my Flower Kit yesterday and it was the most beautiful thing I ever received - thank you Nic. I live in Cornwall and I have a smallish garden but I am on a waiting list for an allotment so my fingers are crossed that when the time is right, I will be able to have more space to grow flowers. I do not consider myself a gardener- I have always bought plants rather than grown from seed but since lockdown we have started a small vegetable patch and I'm keen to extend this for flowers. I may have to get a bit more creative for space but oh well! The idea of giving flowers makes me so happy. Thank you Nicola for this beautiful opportunity and I love and appreciate seeing all of your photos everyone. The flowers are looking stunning." - Kate
Start under cover between March and May by sprinkling onto surface of compost and covering lightly. Prick out when first two true leaves appear.
Alternatively, direct sow onto soil from March to June and thin to final spacing when a few cm tall. Will need staking.
Final Spacing: 30cm
Pinch: Yes when 20cm tall
Position: Full sun
Harvest: Flowers July-October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers.