Seeing as it’s the end of British Flowers Week, and that I have gathered a few more social media followers recently (thank you all!), I thought I would tell you a little bit about Clodhopper Blooms. What you probably know already, is that I’m based in Cumbria, all my flowers are seasonal, and scented where possible.
I grow on a small plot, without artificial chemicals and pesticides. Because it’s a small plot that works hard, I have to nurture it well, which involves taking care of the soil and the wildlife. The compost I sustain the soil with comes from local Dalefoot Composts at Penrith. They are certified organic, as is the seaweed which provides extra nutrients for the sandy soil, and the fertilizer from Chase Organics which keep the plants flowering over a long period of time.
Because I have a weakness for seeds and seed catalogues, I grow a lot of different things in small quantities, which provides that distinctive “look” often associated with British Flowers and the countryside.
As I’m based in Cumbria, in the north of England, UK, I’m forever looking at the Instagram posts of flower growers “down south” and envying their blooms which may be as much as a month ahead of mine. This is all part of seasonality, and embracing where you live, so on my website I am gradually compiling a diary of Cumbrian grown flowers to show what flowers when up here.
My flowers are available for weddings, either DIY or otherwise (I trained with the Tallulah Rose Flower School), local deliveries, sympathy flowers and florists looking for small quantities of British Flowers.
If you’ve reached the end of this, I reckon you deserve a cup of tea and a piece of cake! Thank you for reading!