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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

Book Review – The Cut Flowers Grower’s Handbook by Arjen Heuse

Book Review – The Cut Flowers Grower’s Handbook by Arjen Heuse

Book Review by Sheila Hume (Blue Hen Flowers)   In 2013 , one year in to a decision to grow cut flowers on a small but commercial scale ( is that possible- I think so!) I was hunting around for a course to help me and found one run by… Read more »

Must Have Summer Bulbs for Cut Flowers

Must Have Summer Bulbs for Cut Flowers

#Britishflowers Hour: Monday 9th May – Summer Bulbs This week’s #britishflowers hour involved a discussion on summer bulbs and was hosted by Sara Willman (@myflowerpatch) and Lara Smith (MFCFlowers); with assistance from Mike Rogers (@SofaFlyer) and notes by Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses).   Some must haves include: Bearded iris (flower isn’t… Read more »

The Great British Florist Bids For Virgin Media VOOM16 success

The Great British Florist Bids For Virgin Media VOOM16 success

Heather Gorringe, one of our Flowers from the Farm members, at the Great British Florist in Herefordshire, is currently pitching to Richard Branson as part of the Virgin Media Voom16 bidding process. This is a great opportunity for one of the first and largest British Flowers companies to get lots… Read more »

Win a pair of tickets for BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Flowers from the Farm will be in the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live  from 16-19th June at the NEC, Birmingham. We’ll be showing off British grown blooms and running a poll for the public’s favourite flower perfume.  Every day at 11am you can see local growers on the demonstration stage… Read more »

Successional Seed Sowing – notes from #britishflowers hour on Twitter

Successional Seed Sowing – notes from #britishflowers hour on Twitter

Successional Seed Sowing Hosted by @CarolSiddorn and @carlssonandco Why Do Succession Seed Sowing? Ensures continuity – e.g. sunflowers can be in bloom July to Oct. Use different varieties with different maturity rates Means you have healthy plants that don’t get tired – quality of flower often reduces with time, esp… Read more »