Pruner and irrigation expert
Henry is Sara’s son. He is a regular at My Flower Patch. He loves deadheading, pruning and anything that means he gets his hands on a pair of scissors! He is a master at picking up stones with his dumper truck and enjoys filling his wheelbarrow with weeds. Henry is also the water specialist at the patch, and can most often be found filling his watering can from the water store, or tipping it into various buckets and jugs!
His favourite flower is anything purple, well it was when he was last asked. The phrase heard most often from him in relation to flowers is “They’re bootiful Mummy!”
With thanks to Katie Spicer Photography for the photograph of Tilly
Tilly is the My Flower Patch pooch. She is a Labradoodle, who is big, blonde and fluffy. She is great company at the flower patch and loves to spend hours sniffing around, checking out the view and having the ‘occasional’ snooze. She makes mad doodle-dashes to chase off the hovering buzzards and barks at the army training on Salisbury Plain. She is scared of frogs, despite her size, but she does love a dip in the River Avon when the weather suits.
Tilly is a bit of a star on Twitter and Instagram, and made quite a hit during British Flowers Week 2014, where she modelled different flowers each day. She regularly appears in posts by My Flower Patch on social media, so far she hasn’t demanded her own Twitter feed. Let’s hope it stays that way!
Flower grower and Florist
With thanks to Katie Spicer Photography for the photograph of Ann
Ann is Sara’s mum. Ann has arranged flowers as a hobby for many years and has always enjoyed gardening. Ann helps maintain the patch from planting to harvesting, and conditioning to arranging the flowers. She’s a whizz with the washing and bleaching of buckets and vases - a vital job for helping get the best vase life out of the flowers. Ann will often deliver the flowers to customers.
Her favourite flowers last year were the Zinnias in all their vibrant shades. The productivity of some of the plants that are grown from seed always astounds Ann, she loves the cut and come again nature of some of the flowers, and the glorious grasses that My flower Patch is becoming a little bit famous for.