Royal Opera House

In celebration of British Flowers Week (10th to 17th June) we’re taking our beautiful, scented flowers to London!

We are one of a team of 17 flower growers from across the South East of England, all members of Flowers from the Farm , who are bringing British cut flowers back to the heart of Covent Garden in an exclusive collaboration with event florist Simon Lycett and the Royal Opera House.

Come and see the transformation of the Opera House entrance into a spectacular, fragrant meadow of summer flowers using thousands of stems grown within 60 miles of London. Pop into the shop on the ground floor for a bouquet, or upstairs to the café for a coffee and a flowery buttonhole.”

Sowing seeds

 

Its a seed sowing and pricking out day today. We sow seeds in succession every 10 days throughout the season. We sow lots of different seeds but not too many of any variety at a time – rarely more than 100. Some go in the propagator, some just under the greenhouse bench until they germinate. We then prick them out into modules making sure we have just the right number (plus a few extra) to fit into their space in the field.
In this way we can have loads of choice at any one time but not too many in case we lose the whole crop to starving slugs or greenfly.

Mothers Day

For Mother’s Day last weekend, here in East Sussex, we picked tulips, scented narcissi, flowering currant, tonnes of anemones, rosemary, plum blossom, hornbeam and other foraged foliage. They all went into our mixed buckets for local delivery or were made into bouquets and jam jar posies for collection and local shops.
We pick flowers constantly from April to October so if you’d like some just contact us.