Early morning is the best time to cut flowers when the temperatures soar.
Straight into a bucket of cold water & then given a long drink before arranging tomorrow. Simple good practice to make flowers last longer in the heat.
There are plenty of good 'spike' shapes this week - Delphinium, Campanula & Foxgloves giving extra height to vase arrangements.
Fortunately I've been asked for a tall vase so a lot are going into that! The Astrantia in the middle of the photo has opened much faster than planned. It could be composted but instead numerous bunches have been cut for drying.
Dried flower season seemed a long way off on this June day surrounded by abundant fresh flowers. But I'll be glad I did this come wreathmaking workshop time...
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.