Happy new year to all our readers. We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the year ahead. January is a time where Sue and I can at last get to grips with paperwork and planning; not just in our business lives but in our personal lives too. Houses are… Continue reading The new year
At last we have got round to writing our next blog post, slightly late I know but there does not seem to have been much time to sit! We have been really busy with deliveries, weddings, parties and welcoming people to the flower field. Never in our wildest dreams could we have met such lovely… Continue reading It’s been a while
Well at last the weather is warming, the nights are not too cold and we have uncovered the dahlias and planted all our sweet peas outside. The sweet peas in the poly tunnel smell heavenly and each morning when you enter the tunnel you are met by the most amazing scent. Everywhere you look there are… Continue reading The Sun is shining – progress in the flower field
Flowers are considered to be a luxury; to survive all we need is food, water and shelter. Whether you are a gardener, grower or just like to decorate your home with fresh blooms, flowers are not a primary concern. After the 3 essentials we then all have a choice, dependant on our lifestyle what we… Continue reading Why British Flowers?
This week has been the first week of the Easter School holidays and what a relief it's been. It's meant we have had a lot of extra help from eager workers wanting to earn a little bit of extra pocket money. Lambing is over; at last all the lambs are outside playing and enjoying the… Continue reading Blue Jobs!!
It's been a chaotic few weeks. Lambing is at last nearly over, much too our other sister Jayne's relief. Jayne; who's the shepherdess on the farm, has worked tirelessly over the past few weeks bringing new life into the world. Sue and I go out first thing in the morning to tend to all… Continue reading Busy Busy Busy
COATS OFF AND LETS GET TO WORK We have been really lucky with the weather lately. It has meant we can tidy and plan the flower field in the sunshine with our coats off. The days seem to fly by at the moment. With appointments to see this years brides, finalising all our seed and… Continue reading Making flower food
The word Spring makes us think of new beginnings, energy, vibrancy and excitement of things to come. In just over a weeks time, we will have our first lambs of 2014 and if the weather keeps dry and sunny, these new arrivals will be racing in the fields with all their friends, whilst their mums spring… Continue reading Spring
If you are wanting to get that someone special something different and unique, why not get a gift voucher from Holme Flowers. Single voucher Our gift vouchers can be for a single arrangement (in a vase to keep) or a bouquet (£10 £20 or £30) A weekly, fortnightly or monthly subscription. Weekly for a month (4 weeks) £40… Continue reading Mothers Day / Gift Vouchers
The race has started. As the light hours gets longer, these little gems start to pierce through the soil and between each seedling there seems to be competition. We sow sweet peas in Autumn and Spring for successional sowing throughout the year. Personally, I like to sow in Spring as there is great excitement when… Continue reading Sweet Peas