The Flower Farmer's Year

  1. 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. ...
  2. 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. ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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! ...
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. February News

    Find out what the month of February holds for us on the flower farm. ...
  8. January In The Garden

    Find out what we are doing in our garden this January. ...
  9. January News

    Welcome to all the fun and frolics promised by a new year and a new decade and a year in which we are ten years old! 

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  10. December News

    Well here we are at the dark-at-four-o’clock season again with the promise (or threat?) of Christmas around the corner, and such short days that by the time you’ve got going you feel as though it’s time to go to bed already.  I had a strict list of things to do in the garden this November and, so far, I’ve achieved one of the four big jobs.  The dahlias are put to bed under a thick mulch of heavenly (my new fave toy!) Dalefoot Compost. Three thousand tulips are in.  But the roses are yet to be pruned and the sweet peas aren’t yet planted in the tunnel.  However we are only Wednesday (when writing this), and December isn’t till Sunday so there’s plenty of time yet. UPDATE - the sweet peas went in yesterday, just in the nick of time before Novem...

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