Our English Roses Have Arrived
Our English roses are now in bloom, each one lovingly hand-nurtured from farm to bouquet by our small and dedicated team. We may be biased, but we think there’s something really special about our English roses. Each variety has taken many, many years to perfect and is filled with natural beauty and scent. You can also rest assured that every stem grown on our English farm has been certified as sustainable.
REAL FLOWERS AT CHELSEA
To celebrate our 20th anniversary we exhibited for the first time in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Our display was awarded a silver gilt medal and our founder Rosebie was interviewed by Mary Berry for the BBC1 show highlights – since the show Rosebie has had lots of comments flowing her way!
JUNE BIRTHDAY ARRANGEMENT'S
Do you know someone who is celebrating their birthday this month? Symbolising happiness, June’s birthflower is the rose, which formed the starting point for this month’s birthday bouquet – an utterly British affair. We’ve combined the first of the season’s scented roses with fragrant Sweet Peas and glorious Rubrifolia, its teal and red hues reminiscent of June’s birthstone Alexandrite.
If you want to grow your own flowers to use as cut stems at home, our founder and flower farmer Rosebie suggests Nigella, Nicotiana, Cosmos, Sweet Peas, Clary Sage and Cornflowers as easy-to-grow flowers that are great for picking. If you haven’t sown your annuals as seeds then it’s not too late. You should be able to buy Sweet Pea seedlings and annuals ready to plant out at your local garden centre.
FLOWERS FROM THE FARM
We caught up with Rosebie to find out what’s coming into bloom on the farm and will be hand-tied into our bouquets and filling our London shop: “Everything is growing fast, and along with our scented roses, which are always the highlight of the year, Rubrifolia is putting on a show of colour and the Rugosa Rose dazzling with its vibrant green. Astrantia, Nigella and Orlaya are flowering, as are the incredible Regalia Lillies – hard to miss with their eye-catching flowers and glorious scent. The whole farm is simply bursting into life."
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- Saturdays: throughout the summer you’ll find us at Pimlico and Notting Hill farmers’ markets
- Sundays: we’ll also be at Marylebone and Queen’s Park farmers’ markets each Sunday during the summer
- 10-16 June: British flowers Week
- 16 June: Fathers Day - View our scented flower collection
- 23–26 June: join us at the Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival in Twickenham to celebrate British Flowers Week