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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 »

Promoting British Flowers in a slightly different way – The Electric Daisy Flower Farm

Promoting British Flowers in a slightly different way – The Electric Daisy Flower Farm

If you’ve been following Flowery people on Social media over the last year or so, you may occasionally have seen pictures of Men wearing Floral Headdresses. If you’re a member of Flowers from the Farm, you had an offer for the Calendars that they appeared on just before Christmas, but… Read more »

Book review – Vintage Wedding Flowers by Vic Brotherson

Book review – Vintage Wedding Flowers by Vic Brotherson

by Clare Ashcroft, The Flower Farm. “Everyone has wonderful stories that are woven into the day through the flowers, creating a modern interpretation of a very ancient ritual.”  (Vic Brotherson) I have to say that Vic Brotherson’s wedding flowers book is beautiful. I squealed and cooed over every page when it… Read more »

Foliage and Fillers, to compliment our British Flowers, Notes from #britishflowers twitter hour 7th March 2016

Foliage and Fillers, to compliment our British Flowers, Notes from #britishflowers twitter hour 7th March 2016

#Britishflowers hour – 7th March 2016 – Foliage This week’s hour was a discussion on foliage hosted by Sara Willman (@myflowerpatch) and Niki Roberts (@bucketsofblooms). With assistance from Mike Rogers (@sofaflyer) and notes by Jess Streeter (@sussexroses). Some favourites include: Amaranth – self seeds a lot though. Ammi all types… Read more »