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We grow beautiful fresh flowers for all occasions

 

Happy Birthday

Has your friend got a birthday coming up? Our flowers make a perfect present.

Gift

Do you need a gorgeous gift to say thank you?

Unique Flowers

Are you hosting a dinner party? Small and intimate or large and lavish, we can help with unique flowers to suit your style.

Baby Arriving

Are you looking for the perfect flowers to celebrate a new baby?

Special Occasion

Would you like a stylish way to mark a special occasion or an anniversary?

Vase Arrangements

Can we help you be the perfect guest with a stunning vase arrangement for your weekend hosts or dinner party hostess?

Engagement

Or a luxury way to mark a happy couple’s engagement.

Just Because

How about you, do you deserve a treat? Just because… well, just because!

Regular Delivery

Or can we help you with a weekly or monthly delivery of locally grown, seasonal flowers, arranged in a vase for you to just enjoy.

At My Flower Patch we can help you with the perfect flowers to send just the right message.

Our flowers are available for collection from Upavon, or delivery can be arranged within the surrounding villages. Just call Sara to discuss.

Gallery

Some pictures of our beautiful flowers. Click or hold the link button on each photograph for more information. 

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What we do!

At My Flower Patch we can provide beautiful and unique flowers for lots of different reasons or occasions. Your flowers will be picked to order so they will be super fresh, and picked at the right point for the best vase life possible for each type of flower.

Collection from Upavon or delivery can be arranged within 10 miles of Upavon.

 

Bouquets and Posies

Individual bouquets, posies and arrangements for birthdays, special occasions, to say thank you or if you need to say sorry. To give as a gift, or to keep as a treat for yourself.

 
 

The Frequent Flower Club

Vase arrangements, for individuals or local businesses that look forward to a regular vase of beautiful flowers. We will deliver weekly, fortnightly or monthly a freshly picked, seasonal display to suit your style and colour scheme. We can organise this as a way to decorate your business premises, a gift for someone special, or just for you.

 

Buckets of Blooms.

A bucket of the freshest, most lovely flowers available for indviduals who like to arrange their own flowers. Suitable for flower arrangers, church flower ladies, or anyone hosting an event where they want to arrange their own seasonal flowers.

 

Flowers for Florists

We can provide stunning flowers for florists to use in their event work. We will work with you to ensure you have the freshest flowers for that seasonal look. We grow flowers, foliage, herbs and ornamental grasses for you to use to complement your style. We don’t specify a minimum number of stems per variety.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order please give us a call to discuss your requirements, or send an email, click here for contact details.

 

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.


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Photobombing bee!

So British Flowers Week started today and I made my first video clip of the week. I thought I would share it here with you. 

I have just finished co-hosting #britishflowers on Twitter. Tonight we were chatting about #britishflowersweek and how we would all be celebrating it, spreading the word about British Flowers, and generally just oohing and aaahing over the sumptuous photos that the Twitter folk were posting. In amongst the tweets I spotted a link from a wonderful lady called Fiona who runs Firenza Flowers. She has written a journal post about why she uses British Flowers as often as possible. Take a look at it here. She sums up how I as a grower feel about my "babies" that I have nurtured to the perfect point for cutting. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I did. 

I love the way our customers enjoy our flowers. They love the natural style of the flowers, and the fact that they are a lot different to a supermarket bunch. The sight or scent of them often trigger memories of loved ones no longer here, or happy times they spent as a child. They evoke nostalgia. Sweet William and Sweet Peas especially seem to have this effect.

So whatever you do this week to celebrate British Flowers Week, take time to stop and smell the roses, or the sweet peas, or whatever flowers you may have in your home or garden. Take time to smell them, look at them and really enjoy them. And if they are grown by an artisan flower grower know that they will have been grown with passion, love and commitment to bring you great joy. What more could you ask of a humble bloom. 

 

 

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British Flowers Week starts on Monday the 19th June. It is a week long celebration of British grown flowers organised by New Covent Garden Flower Market,  you can find out more details here.

In the run up to this I was honoured to be mentioned in an article in the Telegraph Gardening section. You can read the "Ladies Who Bunch" article online here. I was even more chuffed that they used my photo both as the lead photo and on the cover of the gardening section. I guess it helps that I had wonderful photos taken by the fabulous Katie Spicer. 

During the week I am aiming to upload a new You Tube clip each day. You can find my YouTube channel here. Wish me luck! Hopefully the sun will shine and I won't have to do too many takes for each video!

Then on Saturday Ann and I will be attending a wonderful workshop organised by Grace Alexander Flowers held at Forde Abbey, Dorset.

In the meantime, we have been busy planting out this years flower plants, harvesting the flowers that are blooming, and getting the ground ready for more planting. Oh and a bit of weeding, rotavating, strimming and path laying! We had a warm Winter and a cold Spring which tricked a lot of plants so the flowers I would have expected have been a bit jumbled in their flowering order, but beautiful none the less. 

If you would like a bouquet or posy of beautiful British flowers in your home for British Flowers Week or beyond, do get in touch. We like to have at least 24 hours notice as your flowers are picked to order. 

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If you are a Wiltshire or Hampshire florist who would like to use more British Flowers in your wedding or event work then also get in touch. We are supplying a few freelance Wiltshire florists with wholesale British grown flowers already but definitely have capacity to supply more. Drop me an email and I will let you have our wholesale British Flowers price list and we can arrange a patch visit. 

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May is here, we've had some gorgeous sunshine and also some heavy rain. Unfortunately the heavy rain came once our tulips were out, but we have still harvested some gorgeous blooms. We have had bright bold tulips and soft pastel tulips that look like ice cream. 

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So here is a look around the patch taken on the 14th May. Things are just getting going in the rest of the patch and new flowers are appearing slowly but surely. We have started planting out annuals, and hardening off new plants before they are planted out. We are still sowing seeds and pricking out, it all takes time, but it will be worth it once the patch is full of beautiful flowers again. 

You also get to meet Jenny one of the Patch cats. 

Enjoy, Sara x

 

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Here you have a look around the grow tunnel that I have at my home. It's where the young seedlings go once they have been germinated in my greenhouse. I am also growing some ranunculus and Galilee Anemones in there to give them some protection from the weather. It's not a full sized polytunnel, but it's better than I had this time last year. :-) 

We make use of as much space as we can to pack it all in. 

 

Enjoy, Sara x

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Spring tulip at My Flower Patch

Well, it's been a mixed bag weather wise so far at My Flower Patch. We've had some sun, some rain, some hail! But I managed to find a sunny day to take a video. It's a bit windy but no where near as windy as the February one. We have made a few changes since the last video. Added some new no dig beds, and paths in between. Taken out the old annual growth and cut back some of last years perennial stems to make way for this years growth. There is lots going on back at home in the green house and grow tunnel too, maybe I should video those next! :-) 

When I took this video I had just harvested a couple of small buckets of tulips. We are making a slow start with tulips, but we are getting there. I think the cold nights haven't helped things along. It was -0.2 in the grow tunnel last night. On the night of the 11th April my grow tunnel showed a max temp of 31.4C and a minimum of 0.3C quite a difference. But the plants I have in there are growing away getting ready to be planted out. 

We have set up some new cold frames and I'm also using some plastic mini greenhouses to act as large cold frame type areas. They offer less protection that the glass house or grow tunnel and help get the young plants ready to be planted out. 

In the seedling stakes we have cornflowers and achillea bulking up nicely. We have snapdragons and foxgloves growing on from plugs I bought, and we have been sowing up a storm. So my new propagation bench is full of seed trays as well as the old one now. It's always a battle at this time of year to work out where to spend my time. We try to get a balance between working at the patch and back at home in the greenhouse or tunnel. But there literally aren't enough hours in the day, or enough space on my propagation bench. 

I hope you enjoy a quick tour around My Flower Patch. I hope you are enjoying the series of videos showing how we grow our flowers. There will hopefully be a lot more in flower by the time I shoot next months film. Bye for now. 

 

Sara

 

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Well I did take the video in March, but didn't quite get around to uploading it until now! Oops! It's a busy time of year when you are growing flowers. You may be able to see some of the changes that have taken place. The tulips are poking through and we are slowly clearing and preparing the flower beds for their new plants. Lots going on behind the scenes in the greenhouse  & my grow tunnel also. I should probably do a video of those this month. Anyhow...enjoy a less windy & less noisy March on My Flower Patch! Sara :-) 

 

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There aren't many flowers at My Flower Patch at the moment. It is February, it's been wet and mild, so the weeds have continued growing and the slugs are still around. I have decided to start a monthly video diary so that you can see a behind the scenes view of how the flowers come to be. It's a weeds and all look behind the scenes at the patch, showing you a little of what is involved with flower growing here in Upavon, Wiltshire. As you will see we don't have a polytunnel at the patch, so the flowers are truly seasonal. We do have a small grow tunnel at home, but this is as much for starting off seedlings as anything.

So, take a look at the patch in all its weedy, windy glory in February, and then join us over the coming months to see the patch spring into glorious, colourful bloom. Not long now till we start seeing the flowers back at My Flower Patch.

 

Enjoy! Sara x

 

 

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The Team

Members of the My Flower Patch Team

      

Click on each photo to find out more about us

 

Sara Willman myflowerpatch.co.uk

Sara Willman

Flower grower and Florist

With thanks to Katie Spicer Photography for the photograph of Sara

Ann Barton Greenwood myflowerpatch.co.uk

Ann Barton-Greenwood

Flower grower and Florist

With thanks to Katie Spicer Photography for the photograph of Ann

Tilly WIllman Labradoodle Myflowerpatch.co.uk

Tilly

Patch Pooch

With thanks to Katie Spicer Photography for the photograph of Tilly

Henry pruning Myflowerpatch.co.uk

Henry

Pruner and irrigation expert