It’s been a while since we last posted here, as we’ve had several extremely busy weeks with almost no time to stop and reflect. 

You’ve probably already seen that we have our first edible flowers on sale now. If you haven’t had a look yet, do head over to the home page and see what we’ve got to offer. And if you can’t see what you’re looking for, why not drop us a line and see if we can help? As well as launching our initial product range, we’ve also been busy picking and packing flowers for a number of customers who have been looking for something special for their celebrations as summer gets into full swing.

We’ve been able to celebrate a bit at our farm too, at long last. Our son’s fourth birthday and the relaxing of Covid restrictions here in England coincided nicely, and we’ve been really glad to be able to socialise with a few friends throughout July right in the middle of our fields. It’s been really great to be able finally to show people what we’ve been up to – it’s felt like quite a long haul of talking about our new venture without being able to show people around. But we’ve started to install our outdoor kitchen and have had lots of fun putting it to use.

We obviously couldn’t let any of these social occasions go by without using some of our own fresh edible flowers in amongst the party food. We’ve had a superabundant crop of nasturtiums which have been great for adding to salads at the barbecues we’ve held. And we wanted to share a picture of one of our son’s absolute favourite things – home-made gingerbread figures. These ones were, to be fair, for the grown-ups: they’re garnished with loads of edible sweet flowers. There’s one of those nasturtiums in the picture, but see how many of these you can spot alongside: borage, cornflowers, daisies, fennel, garland chrysanthemums, lavender, oxalis, rose, snapdragons, stock, sweet alyssum, and sweet cicely. It felt great to be able to serve them right where they were grown.