#Britishflowers Twitter Hour

Annual Flowers for cutting, lots to love about them.

Annual Flowers for cutting, lots to love about them.

Twitter Hour Monday 6th February, hosted by Benjamin Ranyard@Higgledy Garden and notes by Jill Smith@Binnington Blooms Annual Flowers – what do you love about them. I think the notes should start with what we love about Benjamin at Higgledy Garden, he makes flower growing great fun, well hilarious actually whilst… Read more »

Our Favourite Flower Farmer tools

Our Favourite Flower Farmer tools

#Britishflowers hour – 30th January 2017 – Favourite Tools This week’s #britishflowers hour involved discussion about our favourite tools as a grower/farmer. The hour was hosted by Gill Hodgson (@thepatientmole) and @TeenyWeenyFarm, with Mike Rogers (@sofaflyer) helping and Jess Streeter (@SussexRoses) note taking! Our favourite tools include (but are not… Read more »

Adding Green Plants to your plot – Pantone colour of the year for 2017 = Greenery

Adding Green Plants to your plot – Pantone colour of the year for 2017 = Greenery

Flowers from the Farm Twitter hour Monday 23rd January 2017 hosted by Niki Roberts @bucketsofblooms and Cel Robertson @fgflowers notes by Jill Smith @binningtonblooms Colour Trend Predictions Green is evidently the @Pantone colour of the year and wow, British flower farmers came up with an enormous list of green flowers,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

#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 »