Day Three of the Flower Farmers' Big Weekend

Article Published By Flowers From The Farm on Aug 16 2020


    Welcome to Day Three and the final day of the first ever virtual Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend.


    Last but very definitely not least is a wonderful collection of short films from 7 fantastic cut flower growers on flower fields, allotments, smallholdings and cutting gardens across Britain. 


    Watch today’s fantastic collection of short films for the Flower Farmers Big Weekend right here.


    Generous with their advice and first-hand experience, these flower farmers explore aspects of the art, craft and business of flower farming around the themes of:

    • The Basics
    • Plot Stories
    • Flower Focus,
    • Top Tips
    • From Plot to Vase. 

    And don’t miss the grand finale of  Flower Farmers’ Question Time hosted by Carole Patilla of Tuckshop Flowers (Birmingham). Joining Carole on the panel are Carol Siddorn of Carol’s Garden (Cheshire), Rhiannon Clarke of Blue Hill Flora (Wales) and Sara Wilman of My Flower Patch (Wiltshire). 


    Meet the 7 wonderful flower farmers and plots of Day Three: 


    THE BASICS - Cutting & Conditioning Flowers


    Carol Siddorn of Carol’s Garden in Cheshire shares the best harvesting techniques to guarantee longer lasting cut flowers.


    FLOWER FOCUS - Foliage

    Zanna Hoskins of Spindle Flowers in Dorset explores the beauty of seasonal British foliage and flowering shrubs on her specialist flower farm.


    FROM PLOT TO VASE - Growing for Drying

    Bex Bartridge of Botanical Tales in Surrey shares some of her secrets to growing, harvesting and drying the flowers she nurtures on her flower-filled allotment.


    THE BASICS - Sun, Soil & Irrigation

    Paula Baxter of Mill Pond Flower Farm in Scotland talks flower farming fundamentals as takes us around her 4 acre smallholding.


    FLOWER FOCUS - Sunflowers

    Anna Brian of Flowers by Anna Brian in Worcestershire shares the glory and sheer variety of the sunflower in full summer bloom.


    PLOT STORIES - Allotment growing

    Carole Patilla of Tuckshop Flowers in Birmingham takes us down to her two productive allotments in Edgbaston, proving once again that you don’t need a farm to be a flower farmer!


    FROM PLOT TO VASE - Sympathy Flowers

    Justine Scouller of Far Hill Flowers in Wales creates a beautiful funeral design and shares her insight into why locally-grown flowers are so valued for funerals.


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