We’re delighed to announce that we’ve moved into our new home at Primrose Vale, a pick your own fruit farm with it’s own farm shop, in Shurdington. We have invested in a large polytunnel in order to extend our flower season and enable us to produce blooms that are unblemished by the vagaries of the British weather.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been busy marking out beds, laying landscaping fabric and setting up an irrigation system.
Planting out of next Spring’s crops began with the biennials being the first plants to go into the ground. Next May we will be able to offer Sweet Williams, Wallflowers, Sweet Rocket, Honesty, Foxgloves and Stocks. One bed down, 5 to go!
Biennial planting finished, we turned our attention to bulb planting and with very wet ground at the edges of the tunnel, we quickly realised we were going to need gravel, and lots of it. One 18m trench and 4 bulk bags of gravel later, the ground is ready to receive next years daffodil crop. We’re growing lots of unusual and scented daffodils and narcissus and these will be available from February onwards.
All in all, it’s been an exhausting but very satisfying couple of week. We’ve discovered muscles we didn’t realise we even had and have consumed vast quantities of tea and chocolate biscuits. And none of it could have been accomplished without the help of an amazing group of friends and family. Thank you all for making it possible!