Finding time to blog at this time of year is a challenge but there has been so much media about British Flowers lately that I just wanted to share what we’ve been up to here in the Midlands.
The West Midlands group of Flowers From The Farm members were invited to stand at BBC Gardeners World Live at the NEC Birmingham in June, which also coincided with British Flowers Week. We were lucky enough to have a bountiful supply of flowers from many FFTF members. We put together a wedding themed exhibition and bagged ourselves a Gold award so we were well chuffed.
We had lots of interest in our British grown flowers from the visitors to BBC Gardeners World Live, most people appreciated that it was important to buy flowers as well as vegetables in their natural season. We explained that Flowers From The Farm is a network of approximately 240 individual businesses of varying sizes across the UK of flower growers. We offer advise & support to each other and jointly promote British grown flowers to make the public aware that there is an alliterative to imported flowers. Take a look at www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk for more information and to find your nearest British flower grower. There is also a dairy of events on the website so you can see were we’ll be exhibiting next, many businesses also hold workshops on growing and floristry which you might be interested in.
The following week I had the opportunity of working with some of the East Midlands & Yorkshire Flowers From The Farm members decorating the grand dining room of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire for their Florabundance event. The event was organised by experienced florist Jonathan Moseley, who is a big supporter of Flowers From the Farm, and we were delighted to follow his designs using our fragrant British blooms!