All tagged British Flowers Week
I was delighted to see Rachel was hosting a course about growing sweet peas so I signed up and away we went. We learned about timing, planting and variety choice. We clipped and "tied in" the winter and spring sunshine varieties, which I learned were developed in California for cultivation under cover.
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from this lovely downtown scene in Peebles, Scotland is Cloudberry Flowers. Catherine greeted us with a big smile and got right to showing us around!
Local growers have the power to quickly shift production based on these regional needs and provide colors and varieties that are not readily available to their clients. This ability to shift direction and pivot will only become more and more important as technology advances. A few photos posted of a gorgeous flower by an influential designer shared by a few more — BOOM demand. It can take years for the big market to shift course, but you can do it in a season.