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Record Keeping – Keep notes to make your growing and profit better each year.

Record Keeping – Keep notes to make your growing and profit better each year.

Record Keeping #Britishflowers hour Monday 27th March hosted by Niki Roberts @bucketsofblooms and Cel Robertson @fgflowers, notes by Jill Smith @binningtonbloom It is recommended you record everything during the growing season, sowing dates, germination, pricking out, flowering periods, harvest dates along with number of stems sold and most popular varieties. … Read more »

Succession sowing for flowers all summer long

Succession sowing for flowers all summer long

Twitter hour Monday 27th February hosted by Gill Hodgson@thepatientmole and Mike Rogers@sofaflyer notes by Jill Smith@binningtonbloom Succession Sowing Successional sowing means that as a batch of flowers comes to an end you have another bed ready to start cutting – at least that is the theory.  However as the discussion… Read more »

Growing flowers outside without protection

Growing flowers outside without protection

Growing Flowers without cover #Britishflowers hour Monday 13th March, hosted by Paula Baxter of Mill Pond Flower Farm @flowerpotpolly and Kirsty Reid of The Teeny Weeny Farm @tennyweenyfarm, notes by Jill Smith @Binnington Blooms. The discussion on growing flowers without cover actually resulted in useful sharing of advice on the… Read more »

Favourite flowers to sell to Florists

Favourite flowers to sell to Florists

#Britishflowers Hour – Monday 6th March 2017 – Favourite Flowers to Sell to Florists This weeks’ hour was all about what flowers do your florists love! The hosts were Sara Willman (@myflowerpatch) and Lara Smith (MFCFlowers), with help from Mike Rogers (@sofaflyer) and notes by Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses). Some florist… Read more »

Seed Starting and Sowing Schedules – Early Season Seed Sowing tips

Seed Starting and Sowing Schedules – Early Season Seed Sowing tips

#Britishflowers hour – 20th February 2017 – Seed Sowing Schedules This week’s topic was all about seed sowing schedules and was hosted by Pat Cottam (@pattfcottam) and Moa (@carlssonandco). With help from Mike Rogers (@sofaflyer) and notes by Jess Streeter (@sussexroses). Lots of us having already started sowing seeds, including:… Read more »

Annual Flowers for cutting, lots to love about them.

Annual Flowers for cutting, lots to love about them.

Twitter Hour Monday 6th February, hosted by Benjamin Ranyard@Higgledy Garden and notes by Jill Smith@Binnington Blooms Annual Flowers – what do you love about them. I think the notes should start with what we love about Benjamin at Higgledy Garden, he makes flower growing great fun, well hilarious actually whilst… Read more »

Flowers from the Farm Conference Birmingham 2017

Flowers from the Farm Conference Birmingham 2017

Flowers from the Farm – Birmingham ’17 – by Caroline Beck of Verde Flowers I once faked a broken leg to avoid compulsory attendance at a BBC ‘Team Building’ weekend.  Any kind of motivational business meeting, talk of ‘boiling frogs’ and ‘eating elephants’, makes me queasy which is why the… Read more »

Our Favourite Flower Farmer tools

Our Favourite Flower Farmer tools

#Britishflowers hour – 30th January 2017 – Favourite Tools This week’s #britishflowers hour involved discussion about our favourite tools as a grower/farmer. The hour was hosted by Gill Hodgson (@thepatientmole) and @TeenyWeenyFarm, with Mike Rogers (@sofaflyer) helping and Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses) note taking! Our favourite tools include (but are not… Read more »

Adding Green Plants to your plot – Pantone colour of the year for 2017 = Greenery

Adding Green Plants to your plot – Pantone colour of the year for 2017 = Greenery

Flowers from the Farm Twitter hour Monday 23rd January 2017 hosted by Niki Roberts @bucketsofblooms and Cel Robertson @fgflowers notes by Jill Smith @binningtonblooms Colour Trend Predictions Green is evidently the @Pantone colour of the year and wow, British flower farmers came up with an enormous list of green flowers,… Read more »

Hints and tips for Planning and preparing for your best ever Flower growing plot in 2017

Hints and tips for Planning and preparing for your best ever Flower growing plot in 2017

#Britishflowers hour – 16th January 2017 – Preparing to Grow in 2017 This was the first official #britishflowers hour for 2017! The hosts were Sara Willman (@myflowerpatch) and Lara Smith (@MFCFlowers), with Mike Rogers (@sofaflyer) assisting and notes by Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses); we discussed ‘preparing to grow in 2017’. It… Read more »