Ever since I became the excited owner of a garden last year, I have been snipping off what few varieties of flowers we have throughout the seasons. When I first learned about Sarah Raven’s cutting garden on Gardeners world last Summer, I couldn’t believe she was based right here in East Sussex. I still can’t believe I haven’t visited her garden yet!
In the new book – Sarah Raven’s cutting garden journal – Sarah guides us through, planning, sowing, harvesting and creating beautiful flower displays from January to December. My favourite sections of the book show detailed plans on how to design and grow cutting flowers for displays throughout the year. With pages full of practical advice and projects for using your garden bounty, you can learn how to make anything from a stunning floral globe to a russet coloured winter wreath, from scratch. With blank note pages in each month for jotting down your own plans and ideas, this book is a perfect companion for someone who already has an image of what they want to achieve in their garden and ideal for someone like me who has no flipping clue and is starting from scratch. If only our green back yard wilderness was as structured and multi coloured as this amazing watercolour plan by Valerie Hill below. Unfortunately the only similarity is the fact we have a tree, ha!
Sarah Raven’s cutting garden journal was officially released on the 4th September and is published by Frances Lincoln www.franceslincoln.com