As soon as I had the poly tunnel up, it must have been September 2020, the planting began. This plot has to start producing and selling flowers as soon as possible so I cracked right on with the sowing. Hardy annuals, biennials and even some annuals were all sown.
Note to self for future sowings, don’t plant ALL the seeds in a packet… I have so many plants.
As well as doing this, I had to plant all the hedging and put up wind fencing. The plot had no shelter or shrubs at all so I was able to plan from scratch. I laid paths, mapped out flower beds and bought so many shrubs and hedging plants, the plot began to take shape.
Throughout all the various restrictions and lockdowns, Lolly, the dog has kept me company, sometimes she has got in the way and been a pain in the proverbial, but her lovely face has been the best company. My children have come to the farm and run around while I worked. My husband has been amazing! He is self employed too, a very talented man, he makes bespoke furniture (kitchens and studies mainly) and has been incredibly busy through the whole pandemic but has still found time to build a poly tunnel, sort me out a workshop/shipping container, help me lay paths and build caterpillar tunnels and still pour me a G&T at the end of the day. So hooray for @stanleyrosefurniture and I can’t not mention Granny Naish has been my chief of weeds, tulip planter and uncomplaining unpaid help.
This cut flower garden has become more of a family affair than I ever imagined.