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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 »

Review of February Harrogate members meet up – Saturday

Review of February Harrogate members meet up – Saturday

On the weekend of 6th and 7th February over 40 members of Flowers from the Farm met in Harrogate at the Majestic Hotel for a weekend of demonstrations, information and chat. Thanks to Jo Banks of Jo Banks Flowers and Garden School for the write up for Saturday Saturday 6th… Read more »

#BritishFlowers hour on Twitter, – Last Week’s conversation was about seeds

#BritishFlowers hour on Twitter, – Last Week’s conversation was about seeds

#BritishFlowers Hour- 1st February 2016 – Seeds last week’s chat was everything seedy- collection, catalogues, successes, sowing times and much more! It was hosted by Sara Willman (@myflowerpatch) and Lara Smith (@MFCFlowers). With assistance from Mike Rogers (@SofaFlyer) and notes by Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses).   There isn’t too much planting… Read more »

Dahlia notes from last week’s #Britishflowers Twitter hour.

Dahlia notes from last week’s #Britishflowers Twitter hour.

#Britishflowers hour – 18th January 2016 – Dahlias This week’s topic for #Britishflowers hour was dahlias, hosted by Cel Robertson (@fgflowers) and James (@clowanceflowers). With assistance from Mike Rogers (@Sofaflyer) and notes by Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses).   Some favourite dahlia varieties: Frost Nip – prosciutto coloured, 5 days vase life…. Read more »