The Real Flower Company blog

  1. Farm News + A Giveaway

    Farm News + A Giveaway

    DECK THE HALLS! Christmas seems to have come early this year and our small team of fabulous florists here on the farm have been individually hand-crafting wreaths to order. There is still time to order yours here – or why not try your hand at making your own? We have created a wreath-making kit packed full of aromatic foliage and...
  2. How To Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

    How To Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

    Ingredients Each of our wreath-making kits contains the following ingredients: • Metal wreath ring • Reel wire • Moss • A selection of freshly picked foliage and berries from our sustainable Hampshire farm You will also need: • Wire cutters • Scissors • Ribbon If you don't have wire cutters, we have high quality secateurs and Japanese floristry scissors available...
  3. Introducing Our New Christmas Eco Wreaths

    Introducing Our New Christmas Eco Wreaths

  4. How To Grow Our Garden Rose Plants

    How To Grow Our Garden Rose Plants

  5. We Are Still Here For You

    We Are Still Here For You

  6. Our Guide To Responsible Foraging

    Our Guide To Responsible Foraging

  7. How to Forage for Winter Decorations

    How to Forage for Winter Decorations

    Autumn produces a wonderful array of colourful berries and foliage that can be combined to make beautiful (and free!) Christmas decorations, bringing the beauty of the natural world into your home during the dark winter months. “From October onwards I always pop a pair of secateurs in my pocket as I set out on my dog walks,” says our founder...
  8. Ten things you should know about Hydrangeas

    Ten things you should know about Hydrangeas

    TThe Real Flower Company’s Hampshire farm is overflowing with Hydrangeas. Here are ten facts about this dramatic and spectacular flower. 1. All In The Name The name Hydrangea is derived from the Greek hydros (water) and angos (jar) and so means ‘water vessel’. The name refers to the shape of the seed capsules, which resembles a water jug. The large...
  9. Dried Flowers: What to Pick for Drying Now

    Dried Flowers: What to Pick for Drying Now

    Seasonal. Sustainable. Scented. Here at The Real Flower Company, we believe in creating bouquets and arrangements that make the most of nature’s gifts as they change from season to season. Our South Downs flower farm is managed in a sustainable way to improve the soil and encourage wildlife, and our mission is to grow flowers and foliage so that they...
  10. Taste Our New Edible Bouquet

    Taste Our New Edible Bouquet

    ‘Our bouquets have always looked good enough to eat – but now they are more than just a feast for the eyes,’ says our founder Rosebie Morton. ‘As well as including herbs in our arrangements to provide aroma and texture, we are now growing a range of edible roses that will form the centrepiece an edible bouquet.’ The rosaceae family...
  11. Behind the Scenes on Our Wedding Shoot

    Behind the Scenes on Our Wedding Shoot

  12. Heavenly Herbs

    Heavenly Herbs

    Herbs have been cultivated since the birth of agriculture – as food, medicines and even dyes. In medieval England, herb gardens or physic gardens were an important feature of monasteries, where monks would grow plants to help heal the sick. Herbs also formed part of the earliest Botanic Gardens, founded to study the science of plants in 16th- and 17th-century...

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