To date, I have been what you might call an urban "flower farmer" ( despite living in the country)...growing a large array of flowers in my garden. Hundreds of bulbs and Dahlias grown intensively in a relatively small space. Now things are changing. I have taken on some more growing space in a walled garden near by, with a view to increasing my capacity....there is space to double or possibly triple the amount I grow. It is south facing like our garden and very sheltered so ....watch this space....The first step is to rabbit proof fence the area along with preparing the ground for planting. If you look closely you can see Stuart marking it all out ready for action! It is still growing/cultivating in a way I feel comfortable...gardening and most things by hand rather than farming for real which is larger scale and involves fields and tractors. I will still grow small quantities of lots of different things but it will give me a chance to expand my business gently while still keeping it all very personal, which is how I like it.
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.