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Why British Flowers?

Poppy Miles

It’s British Flowers week!   British flowers are a fairly recent discovery for me, but wow have I fallen hard for them! I’ve always loved flowers and the floral aesthetic but in the last have been somewhat underwhelmed by the bunches of flowers I bought myself from the supermarket.  It wasn’t until I started learning about the British flowers movement through the fantastic Flowers from the Farm co-operative, that I understood just what locally grown flowers can offer. (My first bunch of locally grown flowers purchased from @theflowercrowdcotswolds with added borage from the garden) When thinking about where our flowers come...

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The Story So Far

Poppy Miles

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by and reading my very first blog post. How did I get here and why flower farming? I’ve always loved flowers in their various forms, they illicit a response in humans that is difficult to describe, their beauty enchants us, their scent transports us and the act of giving or receiving just makes us feel good.  Studies show that flowers raise our serotonin levels and that growing our own can be a powerful therapeutic tool. I had a 5 month old baby when Covid happened, prior to that I had struggled with...

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