We started a flower farm

Tulip

Well, a mini flower farm. 

Mum and I have been given the run of a little slice of land at a local plant nursery, and we’ve decided to start our own mini flower farm. It’s a new venture into a hitherto untested ground for both of us. We’re now growing cut flowers for bouquets, selling them at the plant nursery, via the local farmer’s markets, and local town and village markets.

The Flower Field

The Flower Field, ready for planting

Over the past few weeks Mum has spent lots of spare time digging out the woody perennial weeds and clearing the space, ready for ploughing. In the last week, the rutted, bumpy ground has been rotovated flat, and we’re almost ready to rock. The clay-loam soil is now ready for us to put in the cut flower beds, adding in compost and soil conditioner. We have hundreds of tulip bulbs to plant up for spring (time really is of the essence), as well as a large number of narcissi to get into the ground. 

From our selection, I’m most looking forward to growing La Belle Epoque, a flouncing and flourishing soft dusky-pink tulip, with hints of caramel and amber, that serves as a focal point in any bouquet. 

So here’s to the first chapters of our new story. We’ll have to wait out winter to see how the next part of the story goes… 

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