The word Spring makes us think of new beginnings, energy, vibrancy and excitement of things to come.
In just over a weeks time, we will have our first lambs of 2014 and if the weather keeps dry and sunny, these new arrivals will be racing in the fields with all their friends, whilst their mums spring in her step can be reignited after carrying her heavy load or loads (hopefully no more than 3 to carry!).
In the flower field life has begun to unfurl. As the snowdrops tire and recede, an abundance of new arrivals are shouting out for our attention. Hellebores, Muscari, Daffodils, Anemones, Ranunculus, Sweet Williams, Erysium, early Tulips to name a few, as well as all our foliage which provides the perfect green canvas to showcase our flowers. We grow all sorts of different foliage/herbs and are always looking for new species to include with our flowers; you can never have enough foliage!
Last year we were asked to do so many different flowery projects and were able to meet so many lovely people. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone’s face when they sink their nose into a bouquet of flowers. The sense of smell brings back memories, uplifts the spirit and just makes you smile.
We have had such a lovely response about our flower deliveries and cannot wait to start delivering again this year. There is something very special about leaving flowers at someone’s home (whether it be in their porch, garage or shed) for them to collect on their return home from work or a day out. If you are interested in getting flowers delivered, have a look at our page ‘Delivered to your door’. There is no commitment you can just ring or text if you fancy a bunch of flowers, its that simple, (deliveries are twice a week, at present). Or perhaps you are thinking about Mothers Day and wondering what to get mum this year. Our ‘Mothers Day Gift Voucher’ may be what you are looking for, check out our ‘Mothers Day/Gift Voucher’ page.
We also provide natural arranged designs/bouquets for birthdays, themed parties, anniversaries and special venues. Flowers can be arranged in jugs, jam jars wrapped in lace, hessian or ribbon, milk churns, wellies, urns, teacups to name a few. We have also been commissioned to weave (using our willow, hornbeam, birch and beech) arch’s for weddings, the brides and grooms initials for pew ends, circlets and weaved cones to place arranged flowers in for parties. Each request has been unique and we take great pride in producing something bespoke and specific for each event. See our ‘Special Occasions’ page
The other request we had numerous times, was if we would do a workshop for weaving or flower growing/arranging. This is something that we hoped we would have had time to do last year, but never got the time to plan and organise. This year we hope to arrange a workshop and will keep you posted about this. In the meantime if any of you have a specific request please let us know. Numbers would be limited on each workshop day in order that everyone get the most from the day. Lunch would be provided and there would be lots of tea/fresh coffee and homemade cakes throughout the day. If you were lucky enough to come to our Macmillian Coffee morning last year there was an array of sweet treats. The sun shone all day, the birds sang and people were able to walk in the field and ask questions about the flowers we grow and take home some of their favourites. We had the most amazing day and raised over £280, definitely something we want to do again this year.