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Dahlia Tubers: Hardening Off and Potting Up

Written by Fran Phillips

Once the frosts have passed, you can really kick off with your dahlia prep! Pot up, harden off, take cuttings, watch and wait...

read more 07/05/21
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Quick Guide to Pruning Roses

Written by Fran Phillips

Late winter is the ideal time for pruning your rose bushes. Whether they're established plants or newly planted, our flower farmer has her tried and tested methods to share.

read more 12/02/21
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Building Raised Beds for Cut Flowers

Written by Fran Phillips

Winter is a great time for gardeners to prepare their gardens for the new growing season. Building and installing raised beds is a great way to make better use of space and give you more growing options.

read more 30/01/21
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Winter Bulbs in 5 Weeks & Autumn Sowing Update

Written by Fran Phillips

Sweet peas, anemones and ranunculus are growing merrily for springtime. But if you want some fresh blooms to welcome in the new year, you may want to try forcing some bulbs like narcissus, amyrillis and hyacinth.

read more 01/12/20
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Sowing Flowers in November: Ranunculus, Anemones & Sweet Peas

Written by Fran Phillips

Still time for sowing these beauties now, for hardy plants with lots of flowers next spring.

read more 13/11/20
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Flower Farmer's Blog: Planning for Spring

Written by Fran Phillips

Even with autumn barely upon us, we must look 6 months forward - Fran is getting on top of her spring bulbs and annuals. Find out what you can sow for spring now.

read more 09/10/20
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Flower Farmer's Blog: Autumn on the Horizon

Written by Fran Phillips

The autumn equinox has passed. We start preparing for colder weather and the next year. Sowing hardy annuals and drying flowers for arrangements in the cold seasons.

read more 25/09/20
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Flower Farmer's Blog: Late Summer & Autumn Flower Sowing

Written by Fran Phillips

The greenhouse is really Fran's haven this week, as next year's sowings begin for this flower farmer.

read more 04/09/20
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Flower Farmer's Blog: Meadow & Hedgerow Arrangements

Written by Fran Phillips

What's going on in Fran's flower farm this month? Using meadow flowers and worrying over dahlias.

read more 14/08/20
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Flower Farmer's Blog: Midsummer Retrospective & Autumn Sowing

Written by Fran Phillips

Midsummer has come and gone, and the garden has given so much already. Dahlias are getting their groove on and autumn sowing is about to commence.

read more 31/07/20
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How to Make a Lavender Wreath

Written by Fran Phillips

Have you been looking for a way to make good use of all that gorgeous lavender?

read more 17/07/20
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Flower Farmer's Blog: July jobs in the garden

Written by Fran Phillips

Summer jobs in the garden!

read more 10/07/20