Day 216: cut-and-come-again

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

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Cut-and-come-again is a phrase most often associated with salad crops and leafy vegetables, but I see no reason why it can’t be applied just as well to the kind of plants who like to reward us with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of flowers, merely for having made it down the garden path on a sweltering summer’s evening. Sweet peas are the prime example, but also cosmos and dahlias. Every evening a blur of watering, snipping, and (purely medicinal) sniftering. And a generous handful or two of flowers for your trouble. 


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