Perhaps I picked the wrong year to start a Flower Farm. We had snow twice in March which is very rare here then very cold and wet weather in April followed by a mini heatwave then back to the cold. It is generally agreed amongst growers that we are 3-4 weeks behind a normal year. Whatever that is! Added to that we had a frost on the 1st of May.
The bit of warmth and sunshine we had was welcomed by the plants (and humans) and everything burst into life at the end of April. Things are moving so fast it is hard to keep up. It is a great joy after the long, grey winter.
I’m in Somerset and extremely privileged to have approximately 1 acre of land. It’s by no means all cultivated for flower farming, I’m starting with what I hope is a manageable but productive area to add to my existing cutting beds, vegetable garden and poly tunnel.