Flowers from the Farm Instagram
Snow hath fallen , so beautiful
Snow hath fallen , so beautiful
bodnantense at night
Winter arrangements don’t necessarily need flowers, just lots of texture ....I spotted some snowberries and clematis heads on my dog walk this morning! I’ll be off foraging tomorrow! These items are from my garden
At I’m busy which is very therapeutic and I’ve picked & added anything that will last the season namely seeds heads, panicum, curry plant, senecio, fir cones and some foliage , this should last the whole season
Curry plant ( Helichrysum italicum) is about to have a hefty haircut for my wreaths & mantle piece decorations
My last post on my week of hosting the flowers from the farm account. Its been fun! Good night to you all from growing British flowers in the heart of Northumberland. Keep in touch and I'll be back!
Its been a very busy week for us wreath making workshop presenting flower farmers. We're crafting wreaths to give, to sell and preparing the decorations for them too. We've had cracking news about and hopefully the scoop of the century if picks 100% British flowers for her wedding 🤞🤞 And me well is who Iam, I've just completed my 3rd workshop of 5 days in a row, today I've enjoyed the company of 22 geordie ladies helping them make their very own door wreath and its safe to say all pleased with their results....they are now tucking into a delicious 3 course lunch with wine at here in Newcastle and me....well someone needs to sweep up, pack up my kit and get home to get creative making more wreaths and pack up my car with bags of fresh foliage ready for tomorrows all day event in Alnwick!
Well have we got heuuuuge news to shout about! One word CHELSEA 2018 Yes with careful negotiations and perseverance by who created this fantastic network of flower farmers and farmer florists and big thanks to RHS Chelsea for accepting our application!! So to all our members GET GROWING we are going to need rather alot of flowers, we are showing the world how blimming awesome British flowers are at the greatest flower show in the world RHS CHELSEA .....here we come! We are going to be talking about this until the cows come home!! Special mention to Pam Moseley for the very apt pic!
Its a wet wet wet morning here in the heart of I know its cold out inparticular in my wreath making shed. I usually do my wreath production in my studio but there's workshops and masterclasses galore going on in there so i relegated myself to the shed. Its not all doom and gloom, I've lighting, radio and a brand new 19kg propane gas cylinder to help me keep warm! This time of year flower farmers diversify and add christmas door wreaths to our many talents. Some of us just make and sell and some present workshops all over the uk. To find out details of workshops and arrangement classes you can pop over to flowers from the farm website and click on events to see who's doing what....you never know there could be a special event on your doorstep. The events calendar is available to all members to list all their events for the world to see, one of the unique benefits from being a member of this special and unique network. is listed on there too 😉 No matter what your style....'willow and minimal', 'rustic wonderful dead stuff' 'all holly' 'lush forest foliages' there's a workshop somewhere to suit all tastes and if getting your hands dirty isn't your bag then you can still buy from us! We do it all ❤
Here I am thinking what on earth do i post about on a so so Monday morning?? Well a right Royal Engagement announcement has saved the day! Congratulations to Harry and Megan, we all wish you all the very best love and luck on this amazing new phase of your lives together. Megan, if I may call you that 😉 should you need ANY assistance on your wedding flowers then please look no further than our amazing network that is FLOWERS FROM THE FARM a truly exceptional group of flower farmers specialising in growing BRITISH flowers in particular for BRIDES just like you! Megan, be DARING and BOLD and choose 100% BRITISH FLOWERS for your wedding. What better way to not only support your new home but by making sure that we are all going to absolutely love you if you do!!! Megan, choose to reduce your carbon footprint of your flowers by choosing British Flowers because you need to....your carbon footprint is going to rocket straight after your wedding with all of the amazing charity work you will undertake around the world 😉 and the occasional holiday not to mention your honeymoon but hey there's some stunning places here in the UK to honeymoon too! Megan, our amazing network of members are from all corners of the UK, Scotland Wales Ireland and good old Blighty. Megan, if you fancy being a DIY bride there's some great workshops held by our members to help you learn how to create your own beautiful wedding flowers. If you fancy a hen party with a difference how about a floral crown workshop for you and all your galpals too. If you have spare time on your hands how about learning how to grow your very own wedding flowers ....there's a few of those workshops too. Megan, you see we got it ALL covered us merry group of BRITISH FLOWER FARMERS and we ALL love a wedding but a ROYAL WEDDING using BRITISH FLOWERS ??? Well thats a scoop of the century.....after bagging the most eligible bachelor on the planet!
here on my last day hosting the fftf Instagram account, I thought I’d finish off by showing you some of my favourite arrangements I’ve made this year. Especially because a few of you lot provided some of the bounty: Truly, truly, arrangements are so much more beautiful with home grown flowers and foraged twiddly bits. My plan for next year is to do more teaching but weddings are still my bread and butter. The growing will be a work in progress but you have seen now that at least the tulip bulbs are planted just in the nick of time 😱I’m so grateful to have you lot around for tips. Keep up the amazing work everyone and have a restful winter (ha!) xxx
Greenhouse goals from a lovely lunch at hope you are all having a great weekend love xxx
here! Matilda wanted to introduce herself and raise a morning toast to all the other flowers from the farm dogs who keep us company, keep our spirits high, force us out on walks for a bit of headspace and most importantly always love us when things don’t quite go to plan. She suggests a cheese morsel for your canine friends, those of you that don’t have a pup yet are welcome to send some cheese addressed to Matilda Pinder, Whitepost Farmhouse xx
This really is the very last of the garden bounty! There is lots of dead stuff left to play with but I admit I do really appreciate the seasons changing and forcing us inside a bit more for taking stock and making plans. Darkness at 4pm though... the evening seems to go on forever! I’m currently steaming a lot of wallpaper from my living room and so unfortunately there is still manual labour going on whatever the time of day! What do you lot get up to now you can’t garden early evening? Accounts 🤓? Wine? Love from xx
Hello reporting for my Tuesday update 🤓. I’m going to be planting bulbs today and so will put my progress on stories and give a little tour. I’m a very small scale operation at the moment, I’ve decided the best way to learn is just to get stuck in and make mistakes along the way 🤔. Probably lots of mistakes but I’m having fun! I made this arrangement from bits in the garden - more Jenn_pinder_foliage than jenn_pinder_flowers I’m afraid! Aside from flowery stuff I went to see Brigsy Bear at the cinema yesterday and it is one of the best films I have seen in a long time so go do that if you get a chance xxx
Thank you Hello gang, I’m and will be your Instagram host this week. Hope you are all well! I joined about 7 months ago shortly after moving from London to Kent. We moved for more space for growing and now have about an acre but it is mostly mature garden and I am a complete beginner and so I am still a little concerned that we will never get it all under control! My plan is to have a small cutting garden mainly for annuals and then have lots of useful perennials and roses spread through the rest of the garden. I’ll show you some pictures this week. Before moving I was a florist for about 2 years and before that a lawyer. My focus now is on weddings and teaching floristry. I have a small dog called Matilda and 2 guinea pigs called Guinnie and Piglet. I’m looking forward to getting to know you 🤓xx Picture by
And on this note it’s signing off. Thank you so much for your likes, comments and follows. I’m passing the baton to . Have a great week 😊
A mention for Flowers From the Farm in today’s Sunday Times’ article about wreaths. Congratulations to all mentioned!
Relief. The last (urgent) outside jobs finished for now. These were the very last flowers - that hung on til the bitter end .
Lovely blue sky but really frosty here this morning. I’m aiming to finish off jobs from yesterday.