I’ve been admiring our delphs this week in the heatwave. I love their geometry and repeat florets crammed on a stem. I love our wild, unkempt, wiry, droopy, misbehaving blooms too but there’s something so satisfying about delphs height and symmetry. They are now half way through their first peak, we use the taller stems for larger arrangements and bouquets leaving the smaller side shoots for smaller arrangements, posies and drying. The flowering stems are then cut down allowing a second flourish later in the season. They are hungry blooms and can be prone to mildew but these are counteracted by watering from the base and adding delicious mulch at least once a year. #delphiniumdivas
A few more blues today to try and evoke a little visual coolness 🥵: nigella, cornflower, borage, anchusa, delph, scabious and eryngium.
Lovely to have some rain this morning and a little bit of a reprieve from the intense heat. It’s been perfect weather for drying these past days as blooms are at their peak, delphs, cornflowers, love in a mist. #britishflowers#vintage
Animals in their natural environment. #flowerfarmer#sowngrowntittivatedbutneverflown#multicareerist#thisistheone#tenyearson#lovemyjob#willneverhaveeleganthands#britishflowers#suffolk#fieldtovase#underthefloralspell#itshotoutthere#flowers#fieldtovase#slowliving#ethicalflowers#thesimplethings
An even hotter one approaching today which means we need to get up even earlier to pick while the blooms are cool 😎and at their best. Stay cool too today everyone. #britishflowers #pickingfreshcutflowers #3rdbatchofammi
There are so many ‘Weeks’ going on these days it’s had to keep up 🤷🏼♀️... from British Flowers Week last week to National Insect Week this week, but we don’t like to miss out! This tortoiseshell butterfly was spotted first thing this morning resting on the scabious Miss Wilmott provoking the first photo to keep off the week. It’s wonderful to see large varieties of mini beasts in the cutting garden throughout the summer, from grasshoppers to bumble bee nests to dragonflies, but butterflies always have the upper hand in the looks department. Peacocks, commas, meadow browns, common blues but no painted ladies yet but I’m on the lookout. #nationalinsectweek2020
Happy Monday! Getting ready for the June summer heat to build again this week. #livethelittlethings
Happy Father’s Day for all those dads out there. We’ve been making up a range of themed posies out for delivery today for local dads, (1) ‘The Kale & Raspberry’, (2) ‘The Tomato’ and (3) ‘The Artichoke’ #justforfun #becausegentslikeflowerstoo #fathersday #britishflowersweek2020
There’s so many reasons for celebration this week: British Flowers Week, Father’s Day tomorrow and of course the solstice today. A perfect excuse to take a bit of time today to pick some blooms and do a flatlay to celebrate midsummer. Happy Summer Solstice everyone 🙌🌞#flowerfaffing#petalplay
British Flowers week in the bothy.
Perfect growing weather in the cutting garden at the moment with sunshine and some proper well needed rain. A morning walk down the south side of the walled garden. Still some space for sowing. #britishflowersweek #britishflowersweek2020 As lockdown eases we’re starting to get organised to reinstate our workshop timetable from July. I sat down at the computer last night to get my calendar organised and had a bit of a moment, a wave of sadness, really missing the inspiration of galleries and museums both local and london 😥 the V and A particularly. So some procrastination and soothing was called for finding virtual tours of London museums ... ahhh, lovely. #vandamuseum Which made me wonder which places are you missing most 🤔 Happy Friday!
Mustard and cornflower. June, a plethora of floral ingredients for bouquet recipes. Happy #britishflowersweek2020
Today has been another, ‘field to door’, delivery day, birthdays, new arrivals and thank yous. During #britishflowersweek2020 and in my tenth year of business, the thrill of having sown, nurtured, picked and arranged every single one of our flowers and pieces of foliage never, ever loses its joy. #flowerdreams#ethicalflowers
Delph time in the walled garden so good to have these crazy blue and purple spires back. #britishflowersweek2020 #walledgarden
It’s all about these guys at the moment, no matter how many I sow and grow it is never enough. #foxglovelove
Everything is just loving this rain ... seedlings, established plants and transplants. Self sown autumn ammi at 2m high and fab for harvesting now (as well as staring vacantly at for an age). #plantsdowhattheywant#walledgarden