News from My Flower Patch
Here you will find news of what we are doing at My Flower Patch. We might tell you what we are growing, planting or picking at the moment. We will tell you about any exciting events we might be attending, or maybe just feature a favourite flower. There will often be lots of pretty photographs, that's for sure! Click "Subscribe Now' to make sure you don't miss any posts.
I have fallen in love...again! With a sunflower, but it is a sunflower with a difference. It's name is Lemon Eclair and it is truly scrumptious! We grow lots of sunflowers, yellow, cream, red, orange, dark almost chocolate. But this one is a little different. It is an early flowering sunflower, which we love as it means we can have sunflowers blooming for longer on the patch than we have previously, but, if possible, it is even more delicious to look at than some of the others we grow. It has caused quite a stir on the Patch, and on my Twitter, and Facebook and Instagram feeds. It has pale creamy lemon petals with a dark chocolatey centre, and a ruffly look to the petals and centre that is quite something.
I also had fun taking macro photographs of it at a course yesterday. To me it looks almost like flames reaching out.
It mixes well with bright summer flowers, such as the scabious and alstroemeria in the top shot, a cheerful colour mix of red, blue and orange. Bright bold and beautiful British grown flowers. This was a vase arrangement as a surprise gift for some newly weds. It works equally well with pale pinks and blues as the lemon is light enough to carry these well.
It is our first year growing Lemon Eclair but it certainly won't be the last.
Is there a flower that is making your heart sing at the moment? We certainly hope so, why not let us know in the comments. Sara x
Wow, well haven't we had some gorgeous weather! It has meant a few more hours on the flower patch watering, but the growth we have had has been amazing. So many flowers are in bloom on the patch at the moment and it looks very colourful suddenly.
We have been talking to a few new freelance florists about buying our flowers. Some have managed to visit the patch and they have been very impressed. Orders are being taken for upcoming events and happy florists can use locally grown flowers with the knowledge that they will get the freshest flowers on the day, grown with love and picked with care.
Our flowers are perfect for florists looking for that just gathered look to their flowers, the country garden style that is so popular for events at the moment.
So if you are a florist fairly local to Upavon, Wiltshire why not get in touch to see if we are growing flowers that may interest you. We love having flowery visitors and conversations. Bye for now, Sara
Hello and welcome to My Flower Patch, and our new website.
At My Flower Patch we grow wonderful, fresh flowers and arrange them into stunning, unique arrangements. Your flowers are picked to order at the peak of the freshness, conditioned to help give the best vase life and will be with you in the shortest possible time from field to vase. We love the looks we can create by growing all our own flowers. They have that fresh picked, gathered look, because they are! They have movement and a vibrancy that can't be replicated by flowers that have sat in refrigerated transport or flown half way round the world.
We can help you with the perfect flowers for any occasion. Birthday flowers, congratulations flowers, celebration flowers, thank you flowers. Flowers as a gift, or flowers for yourself. Flowers just because you fancy them, or because a friend needs cheering up. Let us know what the occasion is and we can help you by creating the perfect bouquet, posy or arrangement of local, seasonal, British grown flowers.
Our flowers are grown in our Upavon flower patch, near the banks of the River Avon in Wiltshire. We do not have a polytunnel so they are at the whim of nature. We normally have flowers from late March through to the first frosts, usually mid-October.
With thanks to Katie Spicer Photography for the photograph.