It’s March and I think I can finally start to get excited for the next season. In some ways the winter has felt very long and in some ways it has flown by. And now that it is getting warmer I will be busy taking care of small plants like these, that I have nursed since the Autumn, and sowing new ones that won’t begin to bloom until July.
The season will start with my tulips, and after an incident of finding cows in the field, I was a little nervous unfixable damage had been done. But luckily not. They all appear happy, all are pushing above the ground and I am hopeful by the end of March I will start to have some lovely blooms for sale.
Next up will be Sweet Willaims, cornflowers, ammi magus and a whole host of delights. Last winter lasted so long, and my flowers were so long coming, that I don’t actually know what this year will be like. Will my peonies come early? Will my perennials make an early show? Will a beast from the east ruin all my hopes and dreams for an early start to the season?
But no matter what the end of winter has in store for us Spring is definitely on the way and before long I will have more flowers than I know what to do with. This year I have doubled the size of the cutting field. This means PYO flowers will be even more of an adventure and I have enough flowers to begin a subscription service, bringing fresh British grown flowers from my farm to your door for just a tenner. (Think Freddies Flowers but BETTER) I also can’t wait to help all the brides who have gotten in touch, wanting my DIY flower buckets so they can have beautiful flowers on their wedding day without breaking the bank.
So yes, I am very excited for Spring and everything that follows, and I hope you are excited as well.