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May Flowers – a close up

Here is a mini gallery of some of the perennial and biennial flowers that I grow for May flowers…….I hope this helps people who are looking to buy flowers and wonder what’s in season in Cumbria, and couples planning their May weddings who want to …

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What’s in Season now – Early May 2020

Early May sees the last of the tulips, and the very welcome first perennials, giving us scope for bouquets like this: Perennials include Bistort, Heuchera and Hosta leaves, lovely geums, and perennial cornflowers. Not forgetting the first biennials either, Hesperis and Forget- Me-Nots. Also it’s …

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It’s The 2019 Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend!!

This weekend (August 16th, 2019) is “The Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend; a Britain-wide event organised to showcase British Flowers and growers. There are events held all over the country this weekend (despite the weather!), many people are opening their plots to the public so you …

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What can I get out of a bucket of flowers? A guide for prospective brides & grooms

If you buy a bucket of seasonal flowers what do you actually get, and more importantly, how far does it go?

Well, to start with, you will receive a bucket, filled with around 70 stems of gorgeous Cumbrian grown fresh picked flowers & foliage. These will include scented stems, they will be different shapes, maybe different colours (depending on what you have requested). They will vary during the year with the seasons; this example was picked early July.

Here is what they look like in a bucket:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what they look like spread out on the table……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is what you could make with them…..

To sum up; 1 bridal bouquet, 2 smaller posies, maybe for bridesmaids, 1 posy, suitable for a flower girl, and last but not least, 3 button holes. 

You could of course put these flowers together however you wish – or maybe for table arrangements, a couple of blooms in old bottles, or a couple of larger vase arrangements. 

I hope this helps your decision process! Any questions, email me on frances@clodhopperblooms.co.uk, or message me on Facebook/Instagram @clodhopperblooms

 

 

 

 

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Sowing the Seeds of British Blooms

From the largest to the smallest, and the most stripey and the odd looking ones……it’s seed sowing time again! I’m always amazed how different one variety’s seeds are to another. Seeds are an endless source of fascination to me….I hope you enjoy these pictures too. …

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