Propagation, Learning to grow Cut Flowers and more
My Flower of the month for March - Anemone

What's happening at Hill top farm - March update

Spring is here. The wind may still be chill, but we've had a couple of days without rain, and the sun has come out. The flowers at Hill top farm are loving it.

Bed of Euphorbia

As well as the Euphorbias and Hellebores which i've been using in bouquets this month, The anemones in the polytunnel are now doing their thing.

Bed of Anemones

These have a fantastic length stem and a gorgeous black eye, - i've been boring everyone watching my instagram stream with lots of them this week.

The tulips are peeking through the ground, there will be 100's of them flowering over the next 6-8 weeks. The Autumn planted Cornflowers are doing well, - it's really easy to spot where I didn't plant them quite along the straight line, or if one isn't doing as well as the others.

March beds

And the greenhouse is full of seedlings that will need pricking out soon.

Trays of seedlings

plus that Dahlia propagation workshop is paying for itself - lots of cuttings now in the propagator in the greenhouse

Trays of dahlia cuttings

We've also pruned all the roses, and planted more, both at the farm and at home. Although I want lots for my florists this year, I also have my eye on the Horsley Garden Society Trophies! they've been well manured, and i'm hoping that the lovely paths we've created with thick Wood chip over newspaper will keep the weeds at bay so that I can spend my time picking and planting.

Roses pruned mar 2015

So we're all set now for a busy and productive season. - I'm hoping i'll have lots of orders for Mothering Sunday flowers available for local delivery or collection on Saturday morning. - there's bundles of local foliage to go with our lovely flowers. If you'd like to come and see how things are coming along for yourself,  do put our Open Days in your diaries - the first one is next month.


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