I wish I had a pound for every time I have been asked how to start growing flowers! Having home grown blooms in your house feels like such a luxury in this day and age – and so sustainable compared to buying flown flowers. And that’s before we get into the joy the cultivating your patch brings you and the benefits to your mental health.
Who’s fed up with hearing about Brexit and whether or not things have got better or worse since the UK formally separated from the EU? Probably most of us! If it doesn’t affect you on a daily basis, you’ve almost certainly started tuning out when the latest update on tariffs and border controls is announced. However, if you’re a flower … Read More
In part one of this blog post, we looked at what to consider when selecting a site for your cut flower beds. If you’ve not already read part one, please do as it includes basic considerations when starting out. Our 7-month cut flower growing course Seed to Vase will take you step by step through the growing season. Join the … Read More
Whether you have a garden, an allotment, a small plot or a large area of land that’s destined to be a flower farm, you need a plan to get started. This two-part blog post will cover the basics of planning your plot. For step-by-step tuition on setting up a cutting patch, our 7-month Seed to Vase course will run again … Read More
As winter draws in, wildlife ventures further afield in search of food sources. Deer and rabbits are lovely at a distance (or in Disney movies) but can devastate a cultivated plot of flowers or vegetables. Keeping them out is a challenge, but there are several measures you can take to help protect your plants and landscaping. Here are some that … Read More
Drying flowers is a wonderful way to preserve their beauty and enjoy them for an extended period. If you’re running your cutting patch as a business, it’s also the perfect way to extend availability of blooms and open up opportunities for selling dried flower arrangements and running workshops on how to do this. Not all flowers that you grow for … Read More
Main image: Cotinus, Eucalyptus in a bridal bouquet, ‘Dusty Miller’ A successful floristry bouquet is usually made up of three parts: Focal: Your main blooms. Filler: Smaller flowers or sprays to complement the focal flowers. Foliage: The backbone or foundation of the arrangement. Whilst we’re busy growing beautiful flowers for cutting, we often neglect to think of foliage. Foliage provides … Read More
If you’d looked through my kitchen window a couple of weeks ago you would have seen me jumping up and down, followed by frantic messaging and social media posting. The Cut Flower Podcast had made it to No.4 in Apple Podcast’s GB Home and Garden chart! Podcasts are more popular than ever and there is a wealth to choose from, … Read More