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Our favourite Dahlias this season

Our favourite Dahlias this season

Well I have to say that in comparison to previous years, the 2023 Dahlias have been pants. We've learnt the hard way that our own propagated plants are far better quality than anything bought in, and loosing almost 1000 Dahlia tubers last winter to wet and early cold, has changed…

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Grandiflora Sweetpeas for early flowers and scent

Grandiflora Sweetpeas for early flowers and scent

Over the last 2 summer seasons, I've been delighted to be part of the committee team for the RHS Wisley Sweet pea trials. The aim over the 2 seasons was to assess some of the newer varieties along with older types of the Grandiflora Sweet peas. - These are highly scented…

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Hardy Annuals for flowering next June

Hardy Annuals for flowering next June

At this point in October, as well as finishing off the flowery orders for this year, we're immersed in planning and planting for next season.For the last 6 weeks, we've been sowing, pricking out, planting on and direct sowing the crops that we'll be selling to you next May and…

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Ranunculus for spring 2023

Ranunculus for spring 2023

This week I got this season's Ranunculus soaking ready to start potting them up.I love Ranunculus and they are amazing focal flowers for early in the season before we get any Roses, Peonies or Dahlias. But they are awkward to get really good flowers, and they are beloved by rodents…

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October flowers

October flowers

A warm October has meant an abundance of blooms.The Dahlias are still going.... We've taken out the ones that haven't made the grade (more on that tomorrow) but the ones still going are lovely and strong. Here are some of our FavouritesSweet Nathalie, Wine Eyed Jill, Nadia Ruth, Embassy, Karma…

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Late Summer flowers and flower farm activities

Late Summer flowers and flower farm activities

It's Mid August on the farm, and the Dahlias and Half hardy annuals are hitting their stride.There's plenty available, and lots of activities happening over the next couple of months, so here are some of the highlights that you'll get to see if you visit the farm.We don't have as…

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What's coming up in July

What's coming up in July

July is the month that we get our Half hardy annuals starting to flower. There are also Dahlias budding, and our hot colours perennials are going to be at their peak this month, so here's a taster of what you might get from Plantpassion in July.Our Perennials flowering now include…

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There's still time to sow seeds for this season, my must have annuals for late season

There's still time to sow seeds for this season, my must have annuals for late season

As we approach Midsummer's night, and the longest day of the year, we're running out of time to sow seeds that will still flower this season, but I've got a list of my must have annuals that I've found will still give you late season blooms is you get on…

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How to make your flowers last longer in the heat

How to make your flowers last longer in the heat

While the team tend to be wilting in the sunshine by late morning, the June flowers are loving the conditions and looking great.But Claire, - don't flowers like cold rooms and freezer conditions?Well, flowers that have been imported will have been in and out of cold storage,  often while out…

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June Cut and Arrange Vase workshop

June Cut and Arrange Vase workshop

Last Friday we hosted the first of our summer season of Cut and Arrange vase workshops.The flower field was looking great, with a huge variety of flowers and foliage for the ladies to choose from, and we had a beautiful dry morning.We started with introductions, and although most of the…

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