May 24, 2018

Whimsical Purple May Bouquet

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WORDS: Kathryn Cronin PHOTOS: Ricky Bache
Like every other grower of British flowers, May is the time when you’re burning it at all ends. Those beautiful sunny days are fabulous for flowers but keeping up with the watering to avoid looking at a frazzled brown crispy pot once bursting with life and now well beyond permanent wilt is absolutely to be avoided.

For this whimsical May bouquet, all shades of purple flowers were cut from my canal side garden.

It includes chive and more of that lovely aquilegia that I sent down to RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Flowers From The Farm (FFTF) display. I’m bursting with pride by the way that the FFTF team achieved a gold medal. To play a very small part – I was one of the 94 growers who sent flowers – was so very lovely.

In other news I have discovered bumblebee’s have taken up residence at the side entrance to our garage. They are so beautiful but my goodness the noise their collective buzzing made when I moved the wood they are near was pretty terrifying. I’m going to need help to move them was the conclusion I’ve rapidly came to. Any advice and all suggestions most welcome. Honestly, the wildlife is taking over, and while a cutting garden bursting with wild flowers and wild life is what I am striving for, I concede that the blackbird nesting in one of my main growing areas is becoming slightly problematic.

I’m bursting with pride by the way that the Flowers From The Farm team achieved a Chelsea gold medal.

Another feature of this month that concerns the blog has been the introduction of the new EU data protection laws, called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from May 25th 2018.  To be clear, we won’t be changing the way we collect or use your personal data which has always been safe with us. However, we have updated our privacy policy to make it easier and clearer to understand what data we collect from you, how we use it and what are your rights relating to the information we hold.

Read more from Fierceblooms, a passionate grower of British flowers and Artisan florist on my floristry blog.

Also on the site, there are loads more articles about my canalside cutting garden and a page detailing my fierce flower classes and tutelage for you to enrol on a learn to make bouquets like this. I would love to hear from you.

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