Learn how to create a plentiful and productive cutting garden all year round by following Sarah Raven’s expert tips, techniques and projects. Harvest armfuls of cut flowers and find success with 50 carefully chosen cut flowers from a vast array of annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, roses and trees. Full of advice and techniques for conditioning, displaying, preserving as well as prolonging the vase-life of your arrangements, this beautiful guide provides three bespoke planting plans for a large cutting garden, a smaller cutting patch, and within a mixed boarder, as well as monthly checklists to help you establish key dates for sowing, staking, harvesting and propagating. Keep your plants and your cutting garden in good shape from January to December with this practical and insightful journal.
Sarah Raven, writer, cook, broadcaster and teacher, is an expert on all things to grow, cut and eat from your garden. She runs cooking, flower arranging and gardening courses from her farm in East Sussex and is the author of several books on gardening, including The Cutting Garden, which won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Best Specialist Gardening Book in 1993. She also writes for national newspapers and magazines and is a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World. Sarah is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. They live at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex.