The Real Flower Company blog

  1. Sweet Peas To Sow or Not to Sow

        We must give thanks to Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani, who on his wanderings in the Sicilian hillsides in the 17th Century came across wild sweet peas and sent seeds to England. Thus began our love affair with these enchanting flowers which have found their way into our hearts, our gardens and also our homes on pottery and on fabrics...
  2. How to Grow the Perfect Sweet Pea

        We must give thanks to Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani, who on his wanderings in the Sicilian hillsides in the 17th Century came across wild sweet peas and sent seeds to England. Thus began our love affair with these enchanting flowers which have found their way into our hearts, our gardens and also our homes on pottery and on fabrics...
  3. Mother's Day is Here to Stay

      Mothering Sunday and How it all Began Mothers come in all shapes and sizes and we love them just as they are and for the many wonderful things they do for us, and whilst it feels entirely right that they should have their own special Sunday it's not how it all began. We need to go back to the...
  4. Getting The Best From Your Cut Flowers

    The best of the bunch Flowers are such a treat and if you're lucky enough to be given a bunch then you'll want to enjoy them for as long as possible. Sustainably grown flowers often don't have as long a vase life as fast flowers but they more than make up for this with their unique scent and character and...
  5. Valentine’s or Galentine's - make sure you get your flowers right!

    Valentine’s or Galentine's - make sure you get your flowers right!

    Whether it's Valentine’s or Galentine's, it's all about getting the flowers right and this can create a flurry of dilemmas and indecision if you don’t often buy flowers and are unsure where to go and what to choose. Should you use your local florist or supermarket, try an online Valentine’s Day delivery service or perhaps even resort to the much...
  6. Green & White Wedding Flowers by Season

    Green & White Wedding Flowers by Season

    Floral trends come and go but a green and white colour palette never seems to date - especially a green and white floral theme that embraces seasonal flowers. There is something so beautifully timeless, elegant and fresh about a white and green colour scheme for wedding flowers - and the style of floristry and choice of blooms can take it...
  7. 7 Tips for a Bumper Crop of Roses this Summer

    7 Tips for a Bumper Crop of Roses this Summer

    Grown with Care If you are planting a new rose always choose a plant from reputable grower. Look for a rose in a tall pot –roses have long roots so if you see a rose in a shallow container then steer clear because its roots may have been bent upwards and will never recover. Look for plants that have at...
  8. The Best Rose Plants to Grow for Scent (and Beauty) in the Garden

    The Best Rose Plants to Grow for Scent (and Beauty) in the Garden

    When you see a beautiful rose the temptation is to lean in and enjoy its scent. However, these days few modern cut roses and many garden Roses feature any trace of scent at all. This is because many commercially grown flowers have had their scent gene genetically removed to increase their durability and shelf life. Our founder, Rosebie Morton has...
  9. The Best Peonies for Cut Flowers

    The Best Peonies for Cut Flowers

    Love Peonies and have a garden or space for a large pot? If your answer is yes then read on as our founder Rosebie shares her all-time favourite varieties… Our Peony plants have all been hand-tended by our farm manager Rob and the small team here on our climate positive Hampshire flower farm. Your plant will arrive in a large...
  10. Growing Sweet Peas for the first time – start here

    Growing Sweet Peas for the first time – start here

    Have you tried to grow Sweet Peas before but found they did not quite make the mark? Or perhaps this is your first year? Our founder and flower farmer Rosebie Morton has been growing Sweet Peas in our specialist Sweet Pea nursery for more than twenty years. Here she shares her tips to get you started. How much space do...
  11. 7 Things to Do, Plant and Celebrate this Spring

    7 Things to Do, Plant and Celebrate this Spring

    This year the Spring or vernal equinox, falls on Sunday 20th of March. It marks the day when the Sun crosses the equator line and the Northern Hemisphere begins to tilt more towards the Sun, resulting in longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. To celebrate here are seven things to do and plant this Spring. Scent Your Home with Lily...
  12. How to Make Your Mother’s Day Flowers Last Longer

    How to Make Your Mother’s Day Flowers Last Longer

    Have you been given a beautiful bunch of flowers this Mother’s Day? How you care for your cut flowers can make a huge difference to how long they last. Here are 7 clever tips to make sure your Mother’s Day bouquet lasts for longer. Choose a ceramic or metal vase or container for your flowers such as our Flower Pots...

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