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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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The Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend 2020

The 14th – 16th August 2020 is the Flower Farmer’s Big Weekend, an event organised by Flowers From The Farm. This year, events being as they are, the Big Weekend has gone virtual. This meant getting to grips with video, camera, film editing software and …

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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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