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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 …

Garden Design

Design your dream garden

Where do you start with designing your dream garden? It might seem a daunting process at first, but actually it’s really exciting! If you came to me for a consultation, these are some of the questions I would ask you and some of the things …

Cumbrian Grown Flowers

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 …

Cumbrian Grown Flowers The Blog

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 …

Cumbrian Grown Flowers The Blog

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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What’s in Season now – March 2020

It’s Narcissi time! Narcissi (Daffodils) come in many forms; different colours, heights and shapes. Perfect for weddings, Mothering Sunday and bringing a bit of cheer and hope after the Winter months. Can be paired with wonderful coloured twigs, and maybe some pussy willow.

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