Georgie's Blog

  1. June in the Garden

    What are we doing in the garden in June?

    Well still sowing seed, that’s what we’re doing. Using up the leftovers time for the end of the season, and sowing biennials for next year.

    If you’re sowing trays of foxglove, sweet rocket, sweet William, and other seeds, then do think of putting them to germinate in the shade, as this fierce sunlight will put them off germinating at all. Use a good peat-free compost and water from underneath so that the compost won’t dry out.

    We sow our biennials around the fifteenth of June so that we’ll have good sized plants to put out into the ground to overwinter and flower in the spring next year.

    You may find the lack of rain is leaving your borders looking really parched – and even well established shrubs might be looking a bit sad. I’m a great fan of giving a shrub a good water, then mulching over the wet earth immediately after the watering. The mulch will prevent all that precious water from immediately evaporating a

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  2. The Garden in April

    April is a busy time in the garden and even more so, it seems, whilst people are on lockdown. Here are our tips for things to do now and some of the small independent businesses who are taking orders and would appreciate your support at this challenging time. ...
  3. April News

    An update from the farm - in this, the first week of the year where our bouquets are filled entirely with flowers cut from our gardens in Somerset. We are still cutting, arranging and delivering bouquets...find out more here. ...
  4. Weddings and Coronavirus

    We are completely understanding of all our couples who are postponing their weddings right now and will work with our wedding couples to support whatever plans they are now putting in place. ...
  5. Workshops and coronavirus

    We are following government advice and postponing all our workshops for the moment. Please read for more information. ...
  6. We are still open and delivering flowers....

    Well, none of us expected this to happen did we? Things are changing day by day but we are still arranging and delivering flowers - so long as our couriers can work then so can we! So, we still have masses of flowers here for you to order. ...
  7. March in the Garden

    The garden is a generous thing – despite the endless rain! Our tulips are inches high, our narcissi are budding up, I’ve potted on lots of cuttings which have rooted happily through the winter. And we have lots and lots of tiny seedlings popping up everywhere, which always makes me happy. To have a tunnel full of seedlings is like having a house full of hope! ...
  8. March News

    Hello friends.  Goodness hasn’t it just been wet?  And windy!  We lost a gate post, but nothing more serious.  But the spring flowers are hanging on in there.  They are a hardy lot!

    Now, before we go any further, please could you order your Mothering Sunday flowers now, and then it’s done and I can order up masses of the best quality flowers known to anyone from our gorgeous colleagues in Cornwall, who keep us supplied right until the end of March when the gardens at Common Farm begin to come into flower.

    Mothering Sunday is, in fact, the Feast of Mother Church, and falls three weeks before Easter, half way through Lent.  This means that everyone can have a day off their Lenten fast (oh I know all about your giving up wine and chocolate for Lent – by the time you get this will I still be off the butter? Mothering Sunday is a feast day,

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  9. Feed The Bees

    Feed the bees and other pollinators with a gorgeous bee friendly flower seed mix from our friend and collaborator Benjamin Ranyard of Higgledy Garden fame.

    We have teamed up with Ben in order to be able to offer friends and followers of Common Farm Flowers a discount of 25% on the normal price of the Higgledy Garden Bee Friendly Seed Mix. Fabrizio’s famous phrase, ‘Look after the invertebrates, and the rest of the food chain will look after itself,’ is underplanted by mixes of seed like this. This amazing mix of seeds contains several varieties of flowers, weighs 60g and contains enough seeds to cover a patch of 20 square metres. It will flower all summer long and hopefully into the autumn.

    There’s no need to apply a discount code at checkout – the price you see on the Higgledy Garden website already includes this discount. The offer

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  10. February News

    Find out what the month of February holds for us on the flower farm. ...
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