So Flower farming is hard work.
As i'm a small business i do every job role myself, But I couldn't get everything done without the support of my Team.
My Family are amazing. That's Hubby Ashley, Son William and Mum and Dad (Sue and Mike) - I also rope in Ashley's parents and my Sister and nephews and niece when they're anywhere near Surrey!
Jennifer is my Right Hand Woman. She's there every week to join me in planting, weeding, shifting manure or wood chip, picking flowers and she's a dab hand at splitting and potting up Dahlias.
Seana and Katie have been my Picking team this season. Seana found me mid way through last year, and i found a florist who knew the flower names and who could keep up with me in the number of stems picked, and who wasn't afraid of starting early when we've thousands of flowers to gather. Katie joined me as work experience from her Capel Manor Floristry course at Easter, but i've not let her leave, as she's far too useful helping me pick.
Emma is Photographer Extraordinaire. I grow great flowers, but unless they've been photographed, i can't show them off to my customers.
My work experience team of Amy and Carol. They sort out the barn and help me clean and condition. I hate the thought that at the end of this year Amy will be well able to be an asset in any large florist shop and will want to leave my barn and my constant questioning to check she's learnt even more flower names.
My Student team - this year it's been George, Harry and Johnny. Without these lads there would be even more weeds, so i'm very grateful for their work.
Plus all the volunteers that have helped out, - i'm sure to miss someone, but thanks to Shelley, Penny, Heidi, Dave, Julia, and Jenny.