It's amazing how the weeks march on at this time of year. - All of a sudden, we're almost at the end of April, and this year, instead of the Tulips only just starting flowering by then, they'll almost be over.
We spent lots of the Easter weekend potting up Dahlias, and covering the Half hardy annual beds with matting, so the soil will have warmed up (and hopefully have killed off the weeds) by the time we want to plant in them at the end of May.
We've got Cornflowers starting to flower already, - The Sweet Rocket is just about to pop, I picked the first Alstroemeria in the Polytunnel this morning, and the Larkspur and Delphiniums are colouring too.
All just in time for me to show them off this Sunday.
If you are a Florist, or flower professional, and have expressed an interest in my flowers before, then hopefully by now you've received an invite to my open mornings on Sunday and Monday (if not please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and i'll correct that immediately)
If you're a flower lover, or you are just a bit nosey as to what i've been doing at Hill top farm over the last 16 months, then you are very welcome to turn up at any time between 1.00pm and 5.00pm this Sunday 27th April 2014. - If you let me know you're coming, there's Tea and Cake for you too.
Full directions to Hill top farm
The open day is taking place at Hill top farm in East Clandon.
However - after spending a long time getting ourselves a postcode, - unfortunately it’s not yet showing up on Google! - so the directions are
The farm is on Staple Lane which is opposite the entrance to East Clandon Village on the A246 (signposted Shere 3)
The farm gate is 250 m up the lane, on the left (metal double gates) on the bend.
Please drive up to the top of the track and park on the hardstanding near the barn and polytunnel
Please note, - this is a working flower farm, - you will need suitable footwear (welly boots or sturdy shoes that can get a bit wet) plenty of layers of clothing (it will be cold on the field, and warm in the polytunnel) and there is only basic toilet facilities (a portaloo).
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday