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Why Use Peat Free Compost?

Recently, while delivering flowers I got talking to a gentleman on the subject of compost. I said “well, I use Dalefoot compost; of course, it’s peat free….” He said, “What is all the fuss about peat free anyway” (or words to that effect”). This was …

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What’s in Season – July

July is proper summer, flowers galore, lots of shapes, textures and colours to choose from, as well as seed pods, foliage and berries. A good month for a wedding! The tail end of July here in Cumbria sees those first few outside dahlias flowering too, …

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What’s in season – June

In June, there is lots more happening in the flower patch. Overwintered annuals are flowering, as are spring sown annuals. Sweet Peas, roses, love in a mist (Nigella) are all starting to flower. Here are some of the flowers around in June in Kirkby Stephen, …

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British Flowers Week 2020

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 …

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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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