Summer Flowers with The Flower Mill We are now in the full swing of summer, enjoying warmer temperatures and longer days. So Kirsty from The Flower Mill is going to teach us all about this season’s flowers and plants! From fresh cut flowers that are seasonally available, to plants you will find in the garden. (There is also some design tips for flower arranging too.) If you are a flower lover and you regularly treat yourself to fresh cut flowers from your local florist or supermarket, then here is a few of my favourite summer blooms to choose. British Roses Roses are in season right now, and you will find them in local florists championing British grown blooms and supporting British flower growers/farming. These sweet scented blooms are perfect for a house decoration, or a flowering plant in your garden. Top Tip: Remember to cut back the plant after flowering has finished. Alliums These large headed blooms are just incredible this time of year! The large spheres of blues, purples and white flowers come from the onion family. My personal favourite variety is white cloud. These are beautiful enough in a simple vase with foliage, no other flowers are needed. Sweet Peas Another British grown flower! These sweet smelling blooms come in so many different colours, with a shorter stem length which makes them perfect for jam jar arrangements. Sweet peas are one of the best flowers to press and dry for craft ideas, as they hold their form and colour beautifully. Hydrangea A statement bloom that loves fresh water, you will often see them blooming in gardens throughout August. Hydrangea are also lush as a dried flower, simply hang them upside down or leave cut stem in an inch or so of water and leave them to drink themselves dry for stunning everlasting dried blooms. Dahlia You might be lucky enough to find a few Dahlia this month, it is early in the season for them but these flower long into early September time. If you read my previous blog, ‘Spring Time where I gave some tips on growing Dahlia from seed or tuber, you won’t have to much longer before you’ll see your amazing blooms, and are able to use as a cut flower.