Roots and All Podcast Episode 25 – Growing Cut Flowers with Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers
How many of us haven’t dreamt of having an idyllic smallholding that allows us to be financially self-supporting, maybe even one that grows flowers by the barrowload? Well, this week’s guest is living the dream!
Common Farm Flowers is an artisan floristry and cut flower farm based in Somerset. Founded by Georgie Newbery and her husband Fabrizio in 2010, the ethos of the farm is to produce flowers that are Grown, Not Flown. Add to that Georgie’s passion for wildlife, organic methods and her love of everything that grows and you have a successful business that produces eco-friendly, sustainable and beautiful floral creations.
As well as selling cut flower creations, Georgie also runs workshops and courses and has written two books on the subject. Her first book, the ’Flower Farmer’s Year’ is a great book for gardeners who want to grow a cut flower patch, whether for pleasure or for profit, and its sister volume, ‘Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers’ is an inspiring floristry book for growers and people who enjoy arranging their own flowers. Check out her website www.commonfarmflowers.com to find out more.
What We Cover:
The values behind Common Farm Flowers
The current state of the cut flower industry
Good cut flowers for scent
What to grow if your space is limited
Shrubs that make a useful addition to your cut flower patch
Dealing with pests on a 7 acre site
Common Farm Flowers on Twitter: @TheFlowerFarmer
Common Farm Flowers on Instagram: @commonfarmflowers