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I'm getting married 25th July 09 and I would like to use cut Hydrangeas as the dominant flower for decoration at the chapel & reception. I would love to grow my own flowers for this purpose but am no expert gardener. Do you have any advice as to whether this is a possible option at relatively short notice and, if so, how can I try to guarantee blooms at the right time and how can I dictate the colours of the blooms? (I would prefer pinks & whites). Otherwise, do you have any other ideas for a 'country garden' style wedding flower choice for that time of year? Many thanks.



a hydrangea takes a few years to grow and produce lot's of blooms , so growing your own , or buying a potted shrub and growing it on in your garden is probably not an could buy in the blooms, at least that way you can specify the colours.
or, if you have lot's of relations from both sides, ask if anyone's got these shrubs in their garden , and blag a load for free!!!..................steve

26 Sep, 2008


I agree with Steve will take too long to grow what you would like. But either buying them in pots to trim your bouquets or thinking of friends and family who might have them would have to be an option..

27 Sep, 2008


i did my nieces wedding flowers by using friends family and niegbours flowers. all were only too glad to help. everybody cut flowers and foliage from there own gardens and we all spent a great evening together. using big metal buckets we just divided all donations up and hey prestow we were all so proud.

28 Sep, 2008

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