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All about the Arch – Amanda Fawzi, The Country Garden Company, Fife

All about the Arch – Amanda Fawzi, The Country Garden Company, Fife

News from the country garden – all about the arch I have been holding off writing this piece until now, as I am literally through the door from completing the biggest wedding I have been asked to ‘do’. The bride is an American, the wedding organiser very organised and the… Read more »

British Flowers Seminar – 24th June 2014 – a review

British Flowers Seminar – 24th June 2014 – a review

On Tuesday, – in the middle of the country, a rather special event took place. For the first time ever, all the different parts of the British Flower industry got together in one room and talked. Gill Hodgson, the founder of Flowers from the Farm had somehow persuaded ALL the… Read more »

Flower Farmer Profile – Wendy Jefferson, Holme Farm Flowers, North Yorkshire

Flower Farmer Profile – Wendy Jefferson, Holme Farm Flowers, North Yorkshire

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GROWING? This will be our 3rd year as Holme Flowers, but grown all our lives with parents and grandparents. HOW MUCH LAND HAVE YOU GOT? We have just over an acre of land, plus woodlands and wild areas on the farm for foraging. HOW MANY… Read more »

British Flowers Week 2014 – Celebrate the wealth and variety of British Cut Flowers and foliage

British Flowers Week 2014 – Celebrate the wealth and variety of British Cut Flowers and foliage

  Flowers from the Farm are delighted to be helping New Covent Garden Market to promote the British Flowers Week 2014 – Monday 16 to Friday 20 June 2014 What is British Flowers Week? British Flowers Week 2014 is a week-long celebration of the wealth and variety of the Best… Read more »

#Britishflowers hour on Twitter, – Biennials

#Britishflowers hour on Twitter, – Biennials

#britishflowers hour, Monday 19 May Thanks again to Sara – @handpickedflowers for the notes, – i’ve added some observations of my own This evening’s chat was all about biennials as the time to sow them is upon us (i.e now!) Favourites for cut flowers include Sweet William, Hesperis, Honesty, Digitalis,… Read more »

Flower Farmer Profile – Carol and Steve Lucey, Honey Pot Flowers, Warwickshire

Flower Farmer Profile – Carol and Steve Lucey, Honey Pot Flowers, Warwickshire

Flower farmer/Florist profile – Carol & Steve Lucey, Honey Pot Flowers, Warwickshire How long have you been growing? We started our flower growing adventure in 2011 when we finally found a use for our old disused grass tennis court.  A few years earlier I had been on a floristry course… Read more »

#BritishFlowers hour – Foliage for flower farmers

#BritishFlowers hour – Foliage for flower farmers

#britishflowers hour, Monday 31 March   This week’s subject was foliage, annual, perennial, shrubby  – you name it, it was under discussion.   Plants with little leaves were mentioned, such as pittosporum, which comes in a wide variety of shades/variegation so is always popular.   Anything fast growing, we all… Read more »

Seed Sowing Masterclass – Part one Larkspur from Rose Ellis @BespokeConfetti

Seed Sowing Masterclass – Part one Larkspur from Rose Ellis @BespokeConfetti

There have been a huge amount of discussions about Sowing seeds over various weeks, so here are some of the notes that have been collected from The #britishflowers hour  on Monday 24th March 2014, – Thanks to Sara @Handpickedflowers, and Rosie Ellis @ BespokeConfetti for collating the notes Larkspur Seeds… Read more »

Flower farmer profile – Rachel Dyson, Hollow Meadows Flowers, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Flower farmer profile – Rachel Dyson, Hollow Meadows Flowers, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Rachel Dyson Hollow Meadows Flowers How long have you been growing? This will be my 2nd year, I started in 2012 but it was to wet to do much although I did manage my first wedding at the end of October. How much land have you got? I have a… Read more »

Twitter hour – #Britishflowers talk, Cut Flower growing inspiration from youtube and Slug Wars

Twitter hour – #Britishflowers talk, Cut Flower growing inspiration from youtube and Slug Wars

Twitter notes from @handpickedflowers – Thanks Sara, – with additions from @plantpassion as I didn’t manage to join in the chat last Monday YouTube clips: There are some excellent inspiration in the form of small video clips from many experts Arjen Heuse – (formely of FFTF, and now back in… Read more »