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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.

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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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Photo by Chelsea Fuss, Frolic Blog

Christmas Wreath Workshops. Our dates for 2017 have been released and are booking up fast. We are so happy to be running our workshops again, and looking forward to welcoming returning and new attendees. Do you want to join us? Check out the dates and send me an email to check availability and book your place.

Daytime Workshops £40 per person

Saturday 25th November 10am - 1pm
Friday 1st December 10am - 1pm
Thursday 7th December 9.20am -12.30pm
Friday 8th December 10am - 1pm
Saturday 9th December 10am - 1pm

Evening Workshops £45 per person

Friday 8th December 6.30 - 9.30pm

These workshops are all being held at
Upavon Village Hall
9 Andover Road
Upavon
SN9 6EB


We will also be hosting a wreath workshop at 10am on Wednesday 6th December at
The Stones Hotel
Highpost
Wiltshire
SP4 6AT
This will cost £40 per person.

If you would like to arrange to have a yummy lunch at The Stones Hotel after the workshop please contact them separately on 01722 782020. There will be a 10% or military discount on your lunch, available to you as a workshop attendee. 



All workshops will last around three hours. The cost for your workshop includes refreshments and all the materials you need to create a festive foliage wreath, decorated with a ribbon of your choice and pinecones.


We will have a pick and mix of optional extras for you to purchase on the day, if you wish, to further personalise your wreath, so don't forget your purse - just in case.

We will provide aprons and all the tools and equipment needed to create your festive wreath.

For each attendee we will donate £5.00 to The Finlay Foundation

Your workshop place can only be held once full payment is received.

If you have any questions or you would like to book your place please get in touch by email to sara@myflowerpatch.co.uk

 

Photo by Chelsea Fuss, Frolic Blog

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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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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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Scented Narcissi so simple, so stunning.
It was such a good way to start the year. A trip down to Devon to the Flowers from the Farm, South West Flower Growers Meeting. It started with a shared journey with two flower grower friends, so the flower chatter started nice and early.
 
It was an uplifting day, meeting up with other flower growers, some who I've only met through social media before, and some growers who have become friends from previous courses and meetings. It can sometimes be a lonely business to be in, especially when you are out in the field in all weathers, and so it is really important to have a support network to turn to for advice, collaboration and an understanding ear.
 
We listened to inspiring talks from Green and Gorgeous and Jonathan Moseley and had an update about what is in store for #Britishflowersweek this year from Liz Anderson. Rachel talked about her journey from gardener to flower farmer and was very generous in her advice and information. The first course I ever attended about growing flowers was at Green & Gorgeous and I have returned there several times. Rachel REALLY knows her stuff and always shares information, top tips and advice about potential pitfalls to avoid. Plus Ash her partner makes sure there is delicious food available and can help with some of the more tool based questions, he really knows his stuff where polytunnels are concerned, and I now have 3 wheeler envy! I'm hoping to attend another course there later this year, we got a little insight to some of the upcoming courses and they are very exciting. :-) 
 
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Jonathan was as ever a bundle of enthusiasm, full of smiles and laughter. He used British flowers to create some amazing designs, gave out loads of top tips and shared his insights into upcoming trends. He is such fun to listen to and gave advice not just about creating amazing displays but also how to use our flowers to create commercially realistic arrangements for our clients. There is no point watching a demonstration where they produce magnificent displays that would only suit a 10 foot high entrance foyer if you don't work with lots of clients who have that sort of budget, well not every week anyway! He gave us lots of ideas of how to work within a clients budget to produce fabulous results and turned the humble daffodil into a work of art! 
 
Daffodils and rusty ducks.
 
We also had the chance to speak to representatives from amongst others Moles Seeds, Atlas Packaging, The Paper Studio, Lancaster & Cornish - suppliers of dreamy naturally dyed silk ribbons amongst other things, Withypitts Dahlias who I might just have bought a few more tubers from to bring you some delicious new dahlias in the late summer. 
 
We got to see stunning examples of foliage and garlands from Tregothnan and a British flower stall to drool over from Flowers by Clowance, in fact I didn't just drool over the stall but I bought an armful of flowers to come home with. I use Clowance to buy additional British flowers when I don't have any of my own growing or if I need to top up for a big event, and I bought some magnificent foliage recently from Tregothnan for my Christmas Wreath workshops. 
 
Emma Davies was on hand to help with photography questions and to take a photographic record of the day which I look forward to seeing as I only remembered to take a few snaps. I'm hoping to organise a flower photography day course with Emma at My Flower Patch, so watch this space. 
 
All that plus delicious food, the wonderful surroundings of The Corn Barn, and a host of enthusiastic flower growers, florists and flower lovers to talk to. The only problem was that there just wasn't enough time to chat to everyone, so I'm voting for a two day event next year!
 
All I need now is for my spring flowers to start blooming in Wiltshire and I can have a go at recreating some of these ideas. 
 
I hope your 2016 has also got off to a flying start. 
 
Sara
 
 
Photographs are my quick snaps of some of the floral displays by Jonathan Moseley. 
 
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Exciting times! Having just purchased a mini grow tunnel we now have lots more space to grow things undercover. It is only 6m x 3m but it is a lot bigger than the greenhouse we were using up untill now. The space will mostly be taken up at the moment by seedlings before they are ready to be planted out. Although a few young plants have gone into one of the raised beds to hopefully give us earlier blooms. So far we have cornflowers, scabious, snapdragons, nicotiana and some dill planted inside the tunnel. Once the seedlings get planted out into the patch we will add some large pots to grow other things in, and squeeze in a few tomato plants and the odd cucumber for my son Henry. After all he has to have some kind of reward for opening and closing the side vents! I can just about squeeze down the side of the tunnel to do this - but he seems to have lots of fun doing it.

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Meanwhile on My Flower Patch things are coming along nicely. Lots of new perennial plants and shrubs have gone in. The tulips are just about over - boo! The alliums are just starting - hooray! 

So if you are after some local, seasonal, gorgeous flowers to decorate your home, office or to give as a gift then get in touch. We will have bouquets a plenty to go around. 

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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. 

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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