This year saw the start of us growing our own flowers on a larger scale. Seeds were sown, tubers planted, and by late summer we had bucketfuls of flowers and herbs to bring to the shop. In amongst the flowers we planted vegetables and fruits to add to arrangments. Alpine strawberries, raspberries, artichokes and even chard have featured in our arrangements.
It hasn't all been idyllic, slugs put paid to seedlings, over enthusiastic hoeing to others, and Valentine wasn't as helpful as first hoped, but we have doubled the growing space for next year, and the tulip bulbs are in. You can see more of our growing on instagram.