The Growing Season
It's early days, but with the first season under our belt, we are now looking to consolidate this year. This season starts with a spring crop of tulips, we have put down 3,500 tulips as they were so successful last year with a fantastic response from the local community who were amazed to learn tulips can be scented and come in a tremendous range of colours, shapes and sizes.
We are also growing ranunculus, sweet scented narcissi, wall flowers and anemones this spring, followed by masses of scented sweet peas and a huge variety of country garden annuals all of which we grow from seed, fragrant old English roses and currently a limited range of foliage but plenty of foraging can be done on the farm in hedgerows as a never ending source of greenery.
Our sweet peas will crop until late summer, September time when the dahlias spring into action with the most absorbing colours and see us through with later flowering annuals and roses until Mr Frost stops us in our tracks. Time for a rest then.... well not really but that's what we tell ourselves!
We do not use chemicals so all our flowers are natural, scented and free to move and develop once in the vase taking on their own unique look as nature intended. Looking after the health of the soil and using companion planting to give plants the best opportunity to be strong and healthy is key to what Rosie believes is vital for encouraging biodiversity without compromising on quality and beauty. We are fortunate to have hedgerow and wooded areas on the farm to forage which compliments the cut flowers for a more wild and country style.
From April until October we sell flowers from the farm gate in Hoggeston and locally at farm shops and farmers markets. We are open to growing specific varieties so do get in touch with Rosie if this might be of interest.