The Real Flower Company blog

  1. English Seasonal Flowers That Make The Cut

    English Seasonal Flowers That Make The Cut

    The summer months on our sustainable Hampshire farm are packed with scent and colour. As well as our signature roses – grown with their scent genes intact, as nature intended, to ensure our bouquets have a glorious fragrance as well as spectacular beauty – we grow a wide variety of English garden flowers to add movement and texture to our...
  2. Introducing Our New Head Florist

    Introducing Our New Head Florist

    When Amanda Harris became our head florist earlier this year, she was immediately plunged into the complications of how to operate in a period of high demand under lockdown conditions. We asked her to tell us about the rewards of the job and her hopes for the future… How are you finding the role of head florist under the restrictions...
  3. Farm Tour for British Flowers Week

    Farm Tour for British Flowers Week

    To celebrate British Flowers Week we wanted to invite you down to our farm to show you some of the scented garden roses, flowers and herbs we grow. Rosebie started The Real Flower Company 25 years ago with the simple ambition of bringing scented roses back to the cut-flower market. Her inspiration was the Margaret Merrill rose – the quintessential...
  4. British Roses are in Bloom!

    British Roses are in Bloom!

    HEAVEN SCENT The first of our English roses have just come into bloom – each one lovingly hand-nurtured by the small team here on our sustainable Hampshire farm. We may be biased, but we think there’s something really special about our English roses. Each one has taken many, many years to perfect and is blooming with its natural beauty and...
  5. Keeping Positive: Messages Of Hope

    Keeping Positive: Messages Of Hope

    We have been continually surprised and gratified by how much joy our flowers are bringing to people’s lives during this difficult period when friends and family have often been out of reach and many of our everyday pleasures are unavailable to us. As a small team led and inspired by our founder, Rosebie Morton, we are lucky to have been...
  6. Where to find inspiration without the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Where to find inspiration without the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Where to find inspiration without the RHS Chelsea Flower Show The RHS Chelsea Flower Show gives us at The Real Flower Company an opportunity to allow the world to enjoy the wonders of our scented roses, sweet peas and the many other English flowers and foliage we grow on our own sustainable farms in Hampshire and West Sussex and at...
  7. Celebrate The Chelsea Flower Show & Go Behind The Scenes on our Farm

    Celebrate The Chelsea Flower Show & Go Behind The Scenes on our Farm

    Today would have been the day, fuelled by coffee, when we would have scrubbed up to welcome the first guests to our biggest display to date in the Grand Pavilion of the @RHSChelsea flower show. We’ll miss seeing you at the show this year, so we thought we’d take the opportunity for our founder @rosebiemorton to show you around our...
  8. Growing Sweet Peas – Frequently Asked Questions

    Growing Sweet Peas – Frequently Asked Questions

    For our founder Rosebie Morton, it’s the dream of sweet peas that helps to keep her spirits high through the dark months of winter. Rosebie grew up in a military family that was constantly moving from place to place, but wherever they ended up, her mother Elspeth would create an English garden – where sweet peas took pride of place...
  9. The Real Flower Company Update on COVID-19

    The Real Flower Company Update on COVID-19

    Summary We’re continuing to deliver flowers throughout most of the UK, five days a week (Tuesday to Saturday), direct from our Hampshire farm to your door. We are able to offer next-day delivery throughout most of the UK. We’ve introduced increased safety measures to help safeguard our team and our customers. No signature is required – our couriers will leave...
  10. What Matters Most When Choosing Flowers for Mother’s Day

    What Matters Most When Choosing Flowers for Mother’s Day

    Our mission has always been about ‘farm to vase’ flowers – on both our Hampshire farm and our certified carbon-neutral Fairtrade Kenyan sister farm we grow sustainable, seasonal cut flowers with their full natural scent, as fresh as if they had just picked from your garden. As our flowers are mostly ordered online and delivered directly from our South Downs...
  11. Inspired by My Mother with Rosebie Morton

    Inspired by My Mother with Rosebie Morton

    Our founder and flower farmer Rosebie Morton credits her mother as having deep-rooted her love of gardening. Rosebie grew up in an army family that was constantly on the move. Her green-fingered mother Elspeth would create a garden wherever they went, no matter how daunting the task, ensuring that English roses, flowers and herbs flourished in the most improbable locations...
  12. THE MEANING BEHIND MOTHER'S DAY FLOWERS

    THE MEANING BEHIND MOTHER'S DAY FLOWERS

    Our founder Rosebie Morton’s mother would always place seasonal posies of scented flowers around the house. It was the understated beauty and glorious scent of these freshly picked arrangements from Rosebie’s childhood that inspired her when she founded The Real Flower Company. Her aim has always been to create bouquets brimming with freshly picked seasonal blooms and delicious natural scent...