PETER SEABROOK

The lat­est trends in cut-flower style from the Nether­lands

Amateur Gardening - - This Week In Gardening -

1There are now pollen-free dou­ble ger­bera cul­ti­vars ac­cept­able for en­closed ar­eas used by hay fever suf­fer­ers.

2Stout stems and large, healthy leaves are a clear sign of qual­ity. Such flow­ers are likely to last longer when cut and ar­ranged in wa­ter.

3One or two tulip flow­ers in a vase al­lows the full beauty of each bloom to be ap­pre­ci­ated. Treat tulips and roses in deep wa­ter up to the neck for a few hours be­fore plac­ing in the vase to pre­vent droop­ing.

4Cut Amaryl­lis in bud make a great gift when they open up into huge eye-catch­ing flow­ers.

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