A post for an October day


I’ve not blogged for a long time, and it shows!  I can’t remember how to find my way around the site, thank goodness it is reasonably intuitive!

I know that my last entry was short and sweet, and this will be as well.  I am spinning many plates right now, the most exciting being that I am starting to pull my flower farming plans together (with luck and a following wind).  Tomorrow I am off to Somerset to meet flower farmer extraordinaire Georgie Newbery at Common Farm Flowers, and attend her Flower Farming for Beginners workshop.  I booked my place on a dark February day at the start of the year, wondering what the Spring and Summer would bring.  Here I am looking up the directions for the journey tomorrow, and setting aside my notebook which I will fill to the brim with tips and ideas, on a golden Autumn afternoon; it has a lovely sense of all things being as they should about it.  Earlier today I met up with another #britishflowers growing friend, Claire Brown whose flower farm, PlantPassion is not very far from me.  We’re close enough geographically to help each other out, but not so close as to both be chasing the same customers, which is perfect.  Claire’s farm was started at the beginning of the year and it has been fabulous to watch it grow and blossom as the months have passed – that’s the beauty of flowers, give them the right conditions and they can’t help but grow for you!  Claire is generous with her advice and guidance and it was lovely to be able to discuss some of my plans and ideas with her.

Georgie quoted some old words of wisdom in a tweet earlier in the week – she said ” All will be well and all will be well and all manner of things will be well” – and I’m beginning to think she might be right.

About Sara Davison

I've been gardening as long as I can remember; initially as a child, learning from my mother, and then with each successive garden I've owned, I've expanded my knowledge and my plant collection. Starting Spring 2014 I'm taking my first steps as a flower farmer, growing British flowers for cutting on an acre of rented farmland in the Surrey Hills.
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