The UK is a tiny island packed with people, hardly anyone has a piece of land let alone a farm, yet we all dream of farming flowers one day…
Well that day is today!
The good news is you need a lot less space that you might think to grow cut flowers and produce bucket loads of gorgeous blooms!
Here at Swan Cottage we are flower farming on just 1 acre, but what we get out of it equates to a much larger plot!
How do we do it?
Plant selection: not all flowers are equal, so we trial and trial to find those gem plants that will give you the most blooms for your efforts…
Spacing: testing and trialing plants to find the spacing that is not to close together to restrict growth, not to far apart to waste space but just right…
Succession sowing, we don’t have the luxury of direct sowing into empty beds, flowers take from 12-14 weeks of growing to bloom, so we have come up with a system to get the next batch started at the right intervals, this is key to have a season full of flowers with no barren gap without flowers to pick!
Planning: This is key to planting a variety of flowers and foliage in the colors and shapes you need for bouquets. Flowers take months to bloom, Wedding’s and Events have fixed dates, you need to be ready!
Soil Science: With flower beds this busy it is vital that you put back what you take. Soil science can seem very dull and the temptation is to spend your hard earned cash on new plants and seeds, but all that money will go to waste if your plants fail to thrive and frankly they probably won’t even survive, being plagued to death by the first pests and diseases that come along!
Swan Cottage Flowers
Here at Swan Cottage we have a flower field (Traditional Flower Farm)
An allotment sized vegetable garden
A Traditional garden with flower beds of all shapes and sizes and pots
I started growing Cut Flowers as an affordable way to fill an empty garden.
There is often a misconception that when you cut flowers you are stealing from the view!
I found that by selecting the right flowers and the opposite is true, giving you beauty and perfume inside and out!
Flower Growing / Farming For Beginners
If you are considering growing cut flowers either for pleasure or to sell, we’d love to help you.
Come and join us!
I can’t wait to meet you!
If you would like to attend one of our classes click here
If you are not sure what class would suit your dreams best, then call me 015250270057 or click here to schedule a call at a time that’s convenient for you.
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