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zboo

Flowers for April

OH and I are hoping to get married at the end of April.  We're having a rustic wedding and trying to cut costs where possible.  I have some experience of arranging flowers, but no idea about growing them... is there anything I can plant now (in greenhouse if needed) that will be flowering in April?  Preferably in white/blue/pink/purple type colours, I don't really mind what!

Any help gratefully received!
Mo

Try a peek at Higgledy Garden - he has some decent advice on flowers for autumn sowing and I think he'd be happy to advise too  

http://higgledygarden.com/

Edited to say congratulations!  
sod

Re: Flowers for April

zboo wrote:
OH and I are hoping to get married at the end of April.  We're having a rustic wedding and trying to cut costs where possible.  I have some experience of arranging flowers, but no idea about growing them... is there anything I can plant now (in greenhouse if needed) that will be flowering in April?  Preferably in white/blue/pink/purple type colours, I don't really mind what!

Any help gratefully received!


Great news wish we could help but all back to front here
Digindeep

Besides the excellent site 'Mo' has suggested above.

and besides all the usual spring bulbs you could try,

Omphalodes Cappadocica, (Starry Eyes- white, Star of Bethlehem- white with a black edge)

Primula Denticulata (Purple )

There are loads more in the g/centres  at the moment.

For foliage you could try..

Spiraea Japonica..(Gold- bronze)

Acer Palmatum..(Soft green-lilac tips)

Sorbaria Sorbiflora..(Soft Pink)

Spiraea Ajuta..( White)

And of course good old Forsythia should be in bloom around April.

If of course you want a bit of a challenge, by using the G/House you could try Fritillaria Imperials (red, orange and yellow). But they will require a dressing of 'sulphate of potash and a little attention..

Best of luck and congratulations
kaz

Congratulations Zboo - some excellent advice already given.
(I couldn't think of anything to flower in April )
milkermel

large daisies should be out by then especially if you bring them on in the greenhouse.

Congratulations by the way.  Hope you have a lovely day.
zboo

Thank you all for your help, I will take notes and head to the garden centre this weekend.

Thanks for the congratulations also!

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