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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

A learning curve: Flowers from the Farm at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

A learning curve: Flowers from the Farm at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

A learning curve: Flowers from the Farm at BBC Gardeners’ World Live Carole Patilla, Tuckshop Flowers If last year anyone had said to me that we’d have one of the largest stands in the Seeds of Knowledge area at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, I wouldn’t have believed… Read more »

Farming today interview with Gill Hodgson

Farming today interview with Gill Hodgson

Did you hear it? – Well you would have to be a farmer to be up at 5.45am this morning, So just to make sure you get a chance to Hear Gill promoting British Flowers again on Farming today this morning, Talking about the “undervalued Horticulture industry”  We’re not competing… Read more »

Time for tea? or time to learn a lesson in how to plan in advance.

Time for tea? or time to learn a lesson in how to plan in advance.

Quintessentially British’ isn’t a phrase that springs to mind when imagining the flowers delivered daily around the country by Interflora.  News, back in March, that they intended to use British flowers at RHS Chelsea came as a bit of a surprise. “Meanwhile, Interflora brand manager Bethany Day confirmed the Interflora… Read more »

Le tour de Yorkshire flowers – Flowers from the farm members grow and make the bouquets for the winning cyclists

Le tour de Yorkshire flowers – Flowers from the farm members grow and make the bouquets for the winning cyclists

By Rachel Wilkes of Ducks and Daffodils I imagine the majority of people don’t find the flowers at big sporting events very interesting or worthy of note. The prize bouquets are probably of little importance to the winners themselves, they’re just accepting a random bunch of flowers to wave at… Read more »

Where are the British Flower Growers?

Where are the British Flower Growers?

This week has seen lots of mentions of Flowers from the Farm and British Flowers in the press. Here’s the link for Thursday 10th July Farming Today programme. – Gill Hodgson Features at the beginning of the programme http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048nkjf She was talking about the British Flowers Seminar in June, and… Read more »

Flowers from the farm team mentioned as a Highlight to see at the Hampton Court Flower Show 2014 in the Telegraph

Flowers from the farm team mentioned as a Highlight to see at the Hampton Court Flower Show 2014 in the Telegraph

The Telegraph Newspaper on Saturday 5th July had a section in the Gardening Supplement about Hampton Court Highlights, and the Flowers from the farm team were mentioned under the headline “local colour” with a picture of Flowers from the Farm Founder Gill Hodgson and her daughter Peggy. The Article says… Read more »

Slow Flowers UK meets USA – #Britishflowers featured on Debra Prinzing Podcast

Slow Flowers UK meets USA – #Britishflowers featured on Debra Prinzing Podcast

It’s not only in the UK that there is a movement trying to reduce cheap imports of flowers, and get buyers to think local. In the USA, Author and campaigner Debra Prinzing is working to bring together flower growers and promote local produce. This week, – Flowers from the farm… Read more »