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Saturation Point

It’s summer’s end but there’s no ebb in the tide of ready-to-pick, seasonal flowers on Rachel Siegfried’s flower farm, Green & Gorgeous. Colour-saturated dahlias, her main floristry ‘focal’ flowers, are supported by a throng of ‘fillers’: jewel-coloured alstroemeria, magenta cosmos, ruddy rudbeckias, froufrou zinnias and golden sunflowers. Ripening hips and berries, whips of feathered grasses and silvery eucalyptus add layers of texture and make a good foil for the kaleidoscope of colour. The flower field is an ever-changing bouquet of seasonal flowers.

Rachel’s expertly cultivated 500-strong crop of cut-and-come-again dahlias stands shoulder

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