We were thrilled to be able to run our popular Pick Your Own Posy sessions again this summer after nearly 6 months without visitors at the flower plot. We welcomed individuals, couples and multi-generational family groups booked onto our public dates as well as privately booked groups of friends and work colleagues. Our youngest visitor… Read More SEPTEMBER 2020: PICK YOUR OWN
2020 has been an amazing season for Dahlias. Every year, we fall in love with them more and more. The range of colours, shapes and sizes is huge and some of the structures are incredible in their perfectly geometric forms. Here we have a roundup of some of our favourite varieties.
Our pretty posies of seasonal, locally grown flowers make lovely gifts. Here a round up of some of our favourites made using our 2020 summer season flowers. Check out our webshop to find out more about flower arrangements.
April is the peak of our spring flower season so I thought I’d take the opportunity to give you a roundup of our favourite varieties. Anemones Galillee Pastels – We source these from Whetman and they come in a lovely range of soft pastels plus a few brighter pinkish reds and darker purples. We grow… Read More APRIL 2020: SPRING FLOWERS ROUNDUP
March is a key month for seed sowing with the majority of our summer flowers being started over the next few weeks. Most of the cut flower varieties we grow belong to the group of plants known as Annuals. This includes Snapdragons, Cosmos, Zinnias, Scabious, Statice, Ammi and many, many more. They complete their life… Read More MARCH 2020: PROPAGATING FROM SEED
This week I’ve been constructing the frame for my sweet peas to grow up in the polytunnel. I use the cordon method which involves pinching out all the side shoots and tendrils and training just one stem up a support. The sweet peas are sown in root trainers, one per cell and allowed to grow… Read More SWEET PEAS – THE CORDON METHOD
In February, I start to prepare our Dahlia, Chrystanthemum and Pelargonium stock plants for propagation. Dahlias I propagate our Dahlias in two main ways, by divisions and cuttings. Dahlias are incredibly productive plants and are capable of growing from a rooted cutting taken in the spring into a fully flowering plant with a tuber the… Read More FEBRUARY 2020: PROPAGATING DAHLIAS, CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND PELARGONIUMS
January is a slower month on the flower plot and so it’s a great time to be making plans for the coming season. I spend time looking through the seed and bulb catalogues to see if there’s anything new and exciting I want to trial growing although I now have a pretty good idea of… Read More JANUARY 2020: PLANNING THE PLOT
Wedding flowers are an important part of a wedding but can seem extortionately expensive: Beautiful florals are a time honoured part of a couple’s big day and choosing them should be a joyful and fun experience for everyone. Sadly, common misconceptions about the value of flowers and floral design can leave people feeling deflated and… Read More DEMYSTIFYING THE COST OF WEDDING FLOWERS
In the fabulous setting of The Forge workshop in Bristol, a group of enthusiastic florists met with top floral designer Sabine Darrall for a sneak preview of her predictions for the hottest floristry trends for 2018. From Pantone’s Ash Rose and Ox Blood colour palettes to wire armartures for bouquets to funky foam and glue… Read More NEW TRENDS WORKSHOP WITH SABINE FLORAL