Stock (Matthiola) is the perfect winter flower, with its delicious scent and brilliant (or pale) coloured blooms. It’s seen here in red, alongside pink peonies and purple allium flower heads. Stock seedlings are in garden centres now. Plant them in containers or directly in the garden and they’ll continue to flower until early spring. A liquid feed high in potassium will maintain steady growth and repeat flowers.
This delightful bouquet comes from Essential England.