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Cumbrian Grown Flowers

British Flowers Week 2021

From the 14th to 20th June is British Flowers Week, a celebration of the beauty and variety of British grown cut flowers, foliage and plants as well as the growers, florists and wholesalers that make the availability of these flowers possible. It is important however …

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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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