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The Sanctuary of Healing

I'm delighted to announce a new workshop at The Sanctuary of Healing*,- it's my Wild Remedy Workshop, and it takes place on Saturday, 30 July from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Come and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of mindful creativity with me as we unlock the essence of beautiful British seasonal flowers in a workshop designed to reconnect you with nature and its wild remedy. Allow me to show you how to create your own hand tied bouquet of British blooms mindfully and intuitively. We w

Popping up - April to October

I'm delighted to tell you about my flowery pop ups at Samlesbury Hall from Spring. On the second Sunday of every month, starting in April, I'll be selling British seasonal flowers from either the coffee lounge in the main Hall, or, if the weather is mild, from the courtyard opposite Dottie's Wafflery. You'll find me and my flowers there each afternoon from 12 noon until 2.30pm, or until sell out. It will be lovely to see you, and I can't wait to share some beautiful, locally

Seasonal Plans

Oh, the joy of making plans! I''m popping up this coming year to sell some glorious British flowers at Samlesbury Hall, on Preston New Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UP on the second Sunday of every month from the start of the British growing season, April, through to the end, October. The dates are: Sunday 10 April 2022 Sunday 8 May 2022 Sunday 12 June 2022 Sunday 10 July 2022 Sunday 14 August 2022 Sunday 11 September 2022 Sunday 9 October 2022 If the weather is good, you'll find me

Rebirth

How is it almost mid January already?! This mild winter (so far) is making me want to move fast forward to Spring, but we must be patient. I can see there are stirrings in the garden; bulbs planted last year are starting to show, and there is a hint of fresh green tips to most flowering shrubs already. From the start of Spring, there will once more be seasonal flowers. Tulips, Ranuculus, Narcissi and Sweet William are some of my favourites. The Butterfly Ranuculus, shown i

Thank you British Flowers

Yesterday, 20 June 2021, at the close of British Flowers Week, I was in the delightful location of Samlesbury Hall, with British flowers for sale. It was a wonderful day, spent chatting to people who were visiting about British flowers and why you should choose them over imported flowers. There was also talk of seasonality, respectful foraging, but mostly about the joy of bringing British and garden flowers into our homes. There were bouquets for sale, and thank you to the l

British Flowers Week

It's British Flowers Week! This concept of celebrating British Flowers has come from Covent Garden Market @marketflowers, and I'm delighted to be a part of it by holding a pop up stall at Samlesbury Hall this coming Sunday, 18th June, which is also Fathers Day UK. I'll have some of the best British flowers available for you to buy, take home, and display in your windows; such is the idea behind this week. We are to show the world what's great about British flowers, grown her

Happy 10 Year Anniversary FFTF

Today was a momentous day. Ten years ago, Gill Hodgson from Fieldhouse Flowers, Yorkshire, had the spark of an idea that she could grow British flowers as a business, and she set up an organisation allowing like-minded growers to connect with each other as a support network Starting up the organisation, with others joining in over the years, it is today that we celebrate a decade as 'Flowers From The Farm', with over 1000 members nationwide. This year, 2021, we would have he

Flower Farmers Big Weekend 2020

The Flower Farmers Big Weekend is going online. As with so many events this year, the virtual weekend will showcase all those individual events that would have taken place in person had this been a 'normal' year. The Flower Farmers Big Weekend is organised by the Flowers From the Farm community to showcase British grown flowers and the growers who work so hard to bring British blooms to you without air miles, without chemical, and plastic free. Flowers From The Farm is a mul

Supporting Flower Farmers

As a member of the Flowers From The Farm community, I can tell you that its a been huge source of support and inspiration for me. A 'not for profit' organisation: it is a safe community for British flower famers and growers to be united for the purpose of cultivating and promoting the sale of beautiful British flowers in all their magnificent glory, and to share experiences. Within the community, there is always plentiful advice available about growing British flowers in what

The Best of British

We have reached Summer Solstice and moved beyond. It is July already! The longest day of the year signified the start of summer, astronomically, and so a new season is upon us. Arguably, the best of British blooms are now in season, and, although Peonies and Runuculus have finished flowering, the Roses are out, Nigella and Cornflowers are plentiful, and nature provides such glorious scents, textures and colours for us to feast our eyes upon. The fragrance of Stocks (aka Gilly