The May Flower Kit
The May Flower Kit
The May Flower Kit
The May Flower Kit
The May Flower Kit
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The May Flower Kit

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Want to grow your own cut flowers to fill your house and give to others?

In this Flower Kit, I've kept it simple by selecting seeds for five of the easiest-to-grow cut flowers, perfect for the vase and for posies to give away - all hand-picked for sowing in May.

This month it's all about mixing up the textures in your posies. From soft clouds of Phlox to the papery texture of Strawflowers and the long fronds of Amaranthus - the different shapes of this months' flowers will complement the rest of the flowers in your cutting patch.

Zinnia: (Mixed) Beautiful pink, purple and yellow single and double flowers on long sturdy stems. Lots of colours to brighten up any posies. 125 seeds (approx)

Nicotiana: (Daylight Sensation) Also known as Ornamental Tobacco, these tube-like flowers in white, pink and red have a wonderful scent. 2000 seeds (approx)

Phlox: (Grandiflora Mixed) Pink, purple and white clusters of flowers, perfect for posies and complements just about any other flower from your cutting patch. 200 seeds (approx)

Amaranthus: With beautiful deep burgundy tassels, this unique plant will add drama to any summer bouquet and complement your dahlias towards the end of the summer season too. Can also be dried. 375 seeds (approx)

Strawflower: (Silver pink) Also known as Paper Daisies or Everlasting Flowers these pale pink flowers can be used both fresh in posies and really come into their own as dried flowers that can extend your floral giving into the Autumn and Winter. 280 seeds (approx)

These are all seeds that we'll sow either directly into the garden in May or under cover initially then plant out into the garden in June or July.

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 May Flower Kit will be sent out to you at the start of May with full instructions so we can all grow together - all in our beautiful packaging, which makes it an ideal gift too.

Please note: The May Flower Kit is also available through our Flower Club.

I hope you decide to grow alongside us.

Please note: Delivery to UK Mainland only.

P.S. We do reserve the right to place any of the seeds above with a suitable alternative if growers run out of stock.

"I received my¬†Flower¬†Kit yesterday and it was the most beautiful thing I ever received - thank you Nic¬†‚̧ԳŹ¬†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

 

Growing Guide

Zinnia

Start under cover between March and May. Sow onto the surface of the compost and cover lightly. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost. Alternatively, direct sow onto soil from last frost date through to the end of July and thin to final spacing when a few cm tall. May require staking.

Final Spacing: 22cm

Pinch: Yes when 20cm tall

Position: Full or partial sun

Height: 75cm

Harvest: Flowers June - October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers

Nicotiana

Start under cover between April and May. Sow onto the surface of the compost and cover lightly. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost. Alternatively, direct sow onto soil from last frost date through to the end of July and thin to final spacing when a few cm tall.

Final Spacing: 30cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full or partial sun

Height: 80cm

Harvest: Flowers June - October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers

Phlox

Start under cover between April and May. Sow 1.5cm deep and exclude light by covering if starting under cover. 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.

Final Spacing: 22cm

Pinch: Yes when 8cm tall

Position: Full sun

Height: 50cm

Harvest: Flowers June - September. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers.

Amaranthus

Start under cover between March and May or direct sow May and June. Sow onto the surface of moist soil - needs light for germination. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost.

Final Spacing: 45cm

Pinch: Yes 

Position: Full sun

Height: 120cm

Harvest: Flowers July-Sept

Strawflower

Start under cover between January and May. Sow onto the surface of the compost - they need light to germinate. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost. Will self-sow if left to go to seed.

Final Spacing: 22cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full sun

Height: 80cm

Harvest: Flowers July - September


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