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Picking and arranging with flowers from the Plantpassion field. Our Summer workshops for inspiration and enjoyment

Picking and arranging with flowers from the Plantpassion field. Our Summer workshops for inspiration and enjoyment

We love holding our Cut and arrange workshops at the flower farm, and really enjoy seeing the participants have a morning of enjoying the peace and tranquility of the field.Our latest group were mixed between those who had visited the field regularly and those who hadn't been to us before.So…

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How to buy Plantpassion flowers in 2022

How to buy Plantpassion flowers in 2022

So as April heaves into sight, we're going to do our best to bring you flowers to cheer you up no matter what your budget or level of flower arranging aptitude.How do you get hold of Fresh local flowers if you're in our area?Well first of all - are you…

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Flowers available from Plantpassion in March

Flowers available from Plantpassion in March

March is the very beginning of our season. The first of the Spring bulbs make their way through the ground, and at some point in the month we get enough varieties flowering to begin offering our gift bouquets again.The weather obviously pays its part, and there is a lot of…

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Seed sowing so far. What to sow in February for early cut flowers

Seed sowing so far. What to sow in February for early cut flowers

It's mid February, and the propagator is full. The greenhouses at the farm are rapidly emptying of over wintered hardy annuals, and rapidly filling with Spring sown goodies. So what do I plant this early in the season? and why do I suggest that for most of you, now it too…

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Wreath Designs and Christmas ideas

Wreath Designs and Christmas ideas

This year all our Christmas wreaths and dried flower designs, are totally locally grown, chemical free and biodegradable. We're using no wire, only our field grown willow and twool to hold the wreaths together, so when you're bored of your wreath you can compost them or bring them back to…

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June field update

June field update

So June 2021 has been one of the wettest June's every, and Surrey rainfall has been 200% more than average. For us at the farm, that's meant lush growth, many weeds, but no time needed for watering, which we've all be grateful for.Hundreds more plugs were planted into the field,…

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Meet the Plantpassion team

Meet the Plantpassion team

Here's an introduction to the Plantpassion team for 2021. We're all keen beans, so here's hoping we get to meet you at the farm soon.I'm Claire, seed orderer and sower. spreadsheet sorter and chief list maker. It will be me who answers your email, and after 9 years of flower…

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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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