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Yorkshire Flowers for the Yorkshire show

Yorkshire Flowers for the Yorkshire show

  This stunning display greets visitors as they walk into the Flower Show at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Show this week. If you’ve watched Welcome to Yorkshire’s great film http://bit.ly/RGHygt [created for last weekend’s spectacular Tour de France] then you’ve seen the superb variety of landscapes and colours of this great… Read more »

What’s in the Flower displays at Hampton Court 2014?

What’s in the Flower displays at Hampton Court 2014?

Today has been a marvelous members day at the Hampton Court Flower show. – Today’s team of Fiona (Purple Daisy Flowers) Frances (Moat farm flowers) Sara (The Handpicked Flower Company) and Claire (Plantpassion) talked and talked and talked to hundreds of interested flower lovers, – all keen to use the… Read more »

Flowers from the farm team create wonderful 1st display at Hampton Court Flower Show 2014

Flowers from the farm team create wonderful 1st display at Hampton Court Flower Show 2014

Back in January of this year Emily Rae of Plantsforpresents posted on the Flower Growers Google Group forum “I recently received the application forms for the floristry tent (At Hampton Court) and just thought how amazing it would be to have british flowers there.” That started a chain of events… Read more »

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 »