Thanks to everyone that came to our Open Day yesterday - we had over 50 visitors and raised almost £100 for the Village Hall kitchen refurbishment. Lots of lovely comments and interest in #britishflowers A special thanks as well to all those who helped out with tea, cake and bunting. Here's to next year!
Taratahi Ruby starting to bloom in the heat
There's a big storm forecast for this evening so I've been out cutting blossom for tomorrow's flower buckets in case it all blows away in the night!!
Aren’t these ranunculus just lovely. They are the peonies of spring and ready now for picking - for weddings, for events or just for you
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 … Continue reading Sowing seeds
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 … Continue reading Mothers Day
Our peonies are only in their second year so we can only pick half of them. A shame for our customers but nice for us as we get to see them blooming in the field. these are almost the size of a football!
On May 19th a group of East Sussex & Kent flower farmers,- namely Orchard Farm Flowers (yes, that's us), Blacker and Moore, Anna’s Country Flowers, Blue Hen Flowers, Chambers Farm Flowers, Garden of England Flowers, Bow Meadow Flowers and Country Blooms will join up to 100 flower growers from Inverness to the Isles of Scilly … Continue reading We DO Want to go to Chelsea!
Belatedly we discover that we featured in a nice article in the Rye News a couple of weeks ago. The link to the whole thing is here: http://www.ryenews.org.uk/news/locally-grown-not-flown
AKA, Crazy Daisies, 3-4 inches of white and yellow fried egg goodness.