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Peat free at Plantpassion for #peatfreeapril

Peat free at Plantpassion for #peatfreeapril

This week during the first Grow your own workshop of the season here at the farm, I recommended (as I always do) that the participants use Peat Free compost for their seed sowing.I was asked some really interesting and interested questions, so I thought I'd repeat my answers here for…

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April on the Flower farm

April on the Flower farm

It's been a cold start to April, and although everything is greening up well at the farm (including weeds) there haven't been as many flowers as there usually are.We do have a good range of Narcissus, and these have been selling well at both Quaich Cafe in Horsley, and Maynards…

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Early March Farm jobs

Early March Farm jobs

We've been working hard at the farm over the last few weeks, and despite the couple of Snowy spells, we've managed to get lots of work done on the perennial beds, with the weeding and mulching almost finished.These are beds of Nepeta, Centaurea (perennial cornflowers) and Centranthus, and we've also…

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Surrey Grown, DIY Wedding flowers for 2021

Surrey Grown, DIY Wedding flowers for 2021

So here we are moving toward the end of 2020.There's a chink of light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, but at the moment everything is still damp, dark and dripping. I've been digging into the archives to bring you some lovely photos of buckets of cheerful flowers, so when…

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Sweet Peas for scented bloom all through the summer

Sweet Peas for scented bloom all through the summer

Yesterday we finished off the 2020 season, took out all the remaining Chrysanthemums from the polytunnels, cut back the Rudbeckias, and planted the Sweet Peas.I was asked lots of questions about the sweet peas we were planting, so I thought I'd let you know about the varieties that we plant…

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Winter wreaths from all natural Surrey grown materials

Winter wreaths from all natural Surrey grown materials

December is wreath making season here at Plantpassion, and although this year we haven't managed to do our cosy workshops in conjunction with High Clandon Vineyard, we can offer a DIY wreath kit if you want to use our ingredients and make your own with a glass of something in…

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Workshops are back at Plantpassion for the summer

Workshops are back at Plantpassion for the summer

The last workshop we ran at Plantpassion pre lockdown was 6th March. At that point in time, Coronavirus was just something that was happening to people who'd been on holiday to China or Italy, and apart from making sure I mentioned washing your hands, we had a very cosy workshop…

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The first wedding weekend of 2020

The first wedding weekend of 2020

So 2020 has been a different wedding year to normal. In a usual year the first of the seasonal flowers go out in April, or even March, to decorate spring nuptials, so the first wedding of the year on the 10th of July has meant that I've had more time…

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What I've learnt from Covid 19

What I've learnt from Covid 19

The last few months have been exhausting...After 7 years of successful trading, we went into 2020 with confidence and a full order book. The year started well with a full staff team, plenty of  productive progress on the field with plantings and the first workshops of the year fully booked.Then…

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