I’m always excited when I discover a mutation in a plant. Snapdragons have opposing leaves. 2 leaves opposite each other on the stem just like the one on the left of the picture. But then there’s this anomaly in the center. Three cotyledons and triplet leaves at every node. If three leaves gives this plant some advantage in photosynthesizing the sun or some advantage in pest control, then we may be witnessing evolution in the making!
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to market—to buy a fat bouquet!
Come see us at the Heights Morning Market from 10-2. The truck is exploding with spring colors and the weather just couldn’t be more perfect for a little hunting and gathering! #posewithposies#postyourposie
These anemones will be making a special guest appearance at the Riley Park/Nat Bailey Farmer's Market @vanmarkets in the @cropthornefarm stall today. They aren't for sale yet (these are all we've got!), just a teaser of what's to come. Take a peek at these early spring blooms when you're grabbing your veggies. Fingers crossed for more beautiful weather so we can have these magical flowers for sale soon!
Hello my fellas 👻...
Hope you are all in good health 💕
Today I want to share a DIY face scrub with you guys. l Tried it many times and I'm really satisfy with the results 👌 and now I want to share it with you guys. And as you know Summer is coming 🌞 and we need to take care of our skin more. So, let's not get bored and get to recipe.
• Ground Coffee
• Coconut Oil
Take equal amount of coffee and coconut oil. Mix the ingredients and massage your face.
After using this scrub you will feel a big difference in your skin. It will not just remove Dead skin cells but will also give you smooth and soft skin. Try it and thank me later. 😉😆
You can also use it as body scrub 💁
We’re taking orders for these lovely Mother’s Day vases! £45 for the large & £30 for medium. Vase included & perfect for tulips afterwards! Cheltenham delivery from £5.50. Call, email, message or come in the shop to place an order (large shown)
Join us today at 10AM for our free event How to Love and Grow Fruit Trees: 🌱 Learn how to properly plant a fruit tree
🍎 What fruit grows well in our area 🐝 Pollinators
🦌 Deer protection
🌳 When to prune
🌟 Fertilization & Soil care,
🐞 How to protect the fruit you grow from pests
Morning flower lovers! Saturday bouquet subscribers, today is your day. Your first bouquet of the Spring season will be waiting for you at @gritandgracenc today from 11:00 - 3:00. We’re so happy to finally be flowering with you again! It’s been a loooong, wet winter but it will only get better from here. Enjoy your weekend!
Fun fact [🌼] Il profumo del narciso ha proprietà calmanti e antistress, poche gocce del suo olio placano nervosismo e tensione emotiva e fanno ritrovare la serenità
Fun fact [🌼🌼] I Druidi, sacerdoti degli antichi Celti, sostenevano che il narciso fosse simbolo di purezza e capace di assorbire i pensieri negativi e malvagi di tutta l’umanità, per questo era diventato un fiore velenoso
The younger, cuter version of me has been cloned so Rosy Lea can keep on giving. As of next Saturday I will be out on wedding setups every weekend until November! So you’ll have this little face instead but you’re in good hands 🍃 I’m so lucky to have such a talented family & baby sister 🙌🏻 The shop is stocked to the brim with beautiful spring flowers & lots of house plants! Pop on down we’re here until 1! ✌🏻
Saturday mornings, such a great place to be....all that weekend stretching out before you! I am trying to make the most of the fleeting beauty that is #magnolia time, the show is so good this year 😊 #spring
As the flower season begins to wind down here as we head further into Autumn, I’m beginning to think ahead towards the next season and make plans of the flower varieties that I really want to grow and to choose the varieties more carefully. The Zinnias will definitely make the list as they’ve just got better and better all season and have been so enjoyable to grow, pick and arrange (I have especially loved the Giants and Queens series). And those of you who have been following my stories the past couple of days, thank you for the messages and well wishes, we had a really great day at @artfarmbirchsbay ‘Market in the Meadow’ and sold lots of flowers. So much fun with my lovely friend @cosmos.and.kale . .
Don’t you think that sometimes you just need to be flexible...
Ah so I’m not talking about Brexit but the fact I’m back to yellow with the briefest interlude on another colour. These sunny yellow ranunculus were too irresistible to not make a bouquet with. This despite the fact I earnestly declared in my last post that I was done with yellow and henceforth ‘in the pink’
When have you last had to eat your words or accede to floral flexibility?
I picked these spring flowers for my dear old Dad, currently in hospital with a busted hip. I’m lucky - a keen gardener used to live here and planted a multitude of daffodils! Three people stopped me on the way to Dad’s ward and asked me where I’d bought them.
We’re so used to plastic wrapped, shop bought flowers that a simple, seasonal bouquet from the garden is a thing of great interest! Our ancestors would be mystified, when the UK provides the perfect climate for cut flower growing and cottage gardens were once full of them.
According to @sarahravensgarden we spend £2 billion a year on cut flowers in the UK, but only 10% of those are British grown. If you grow your own food, cut flowers complement a veg plot beautifully, providing a haven for pollinators and beneficial insects.
But if you don’t have space to grow your own, consider sourcing from UK growers. @flowersfromthefarm has info on where to source in your area. We are all more conscious of where our food comes from so it’s worth taking the time to research your local flower farms. I know @electricdaisyflowerfarm@organicblooms and @tregothnanfloristry are championing British flower growing, but would love to hear your suggestions on your favourites across the UK.
If you need some cut flower inspiration in your life follow my dear friend @zoehitchner on the other side of the pond. And...a shout out to my friend Alice @pomarius_collections who made the beautiful little bronze walnut on the fireplace here. Her bronze castings of garden produce are magical.
Our two favourite things in the whole world, cake and flowers, what's not to love.
Cake supplied by the genius that is Steven Ranson of our sister company @anniejonesrestaurant and showing two types of decoration.
Flowers supplied by @anniejonesflowerfarm