Into my inbox last week dropped a plea
"I am desperate to buy the correct plants/seeds to grow this year so I can use them for the table decorations at my sons wedding, at the end of September.
I have said I will make the flower arrangements to save them (and me ) money.
The reception is in an old barn and they are just having a hog roast but they would like some jars/bottles with a wild flower look/arranglement on the tables and they have said they want 36!!"
So here's my ideas of what to grow if you're looking to fill jam jars for any table event.
First, - if the wedding is in September, - phew, you've got plenty of time to plan. Don't start too early. You've got a month to 6 weeks before you need to be planting and seed sowing, so make sure that you've got your ideas and plans together. You can use the downtime to make sure you've got everything ordered, and know when and where to plant.
Second - Make sure it's not just flowers that you're growing. - Every display needs fillers and foliage. Have you got shrubs growing in your garden that are suitable? - or will you need to grow those as well?