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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 »

Getting the most out of the space on your British Flower plot

Getting the most out of the space on your British Flower plot

Twitter hour 28/11/16 Space planning – getting the most out of your plot. Hosted by Carol Siddorn from @Carolsgarden and Moa from @Carlssonandco with notes by Jill Smith @binningtonblooms   Maximising cropping space and attaining the most achievable flower yields is good business practise.  Good record keeping and detailed planning based… Read more »

Planning to make your next British Flowers growing year even better

Planning to make your next British Flowers growing year even better

#BritishFlowers hour – Monday 14th November 2016 This week’s #britishflowers hour was all about top tips for effective planning when growing. The hour was hosted by Sara Willman (@myflowerpatch) and Lara Smith (@MFCFlowers), with notes by Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses).   Some top tips that were suggested include: Get yourself a… Read more »

Ideas for Seasonal Decorations for the Christmas Season

Ideas for Seasonal Decorations for the Christmas Season

#BritishFlowers hour – Christmas Ideas – Monday 31st October 2016 This week’s topic was all about Christmas and was hosted by Cel Robertson (@fgflowers) and Patricia Cottam (@pattfgarden) with notes by Jess Streeter (@sussexroses). The best wreath base is arguably moss (you can buy in moss wrapped frames or wrap… Read more »

British Flower Growers Featured in the Telegraph

British Flower Growers Featured in the Telegraph

The article written by Caroline Beck for Saturday’s Telegraph entitled ‘Ladies who Bunch Mean Business’ celebrating British Flower Growers across the country can now be found online at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardening-events/british-flowers-week-the-ladies-who-bunch-reviving-home-grown-fl/ Caroline runs Verde Flowers near Durham, and is England’s most northerly Flower Farmer.  www.carolinebeck.org and Instagram @verde_flowers