Homesown is an extremely small plant and cut flower business which is based at our home on the edge of Oxford and has regular stalls at local Oxford farmers’ markets from early Spring. Plants are raised from seed, cuttings and divisions and include annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs. Flowers are grown in the garden and at a cutting patch nearby: the developing plot which is based in South Hinksey – our flowers are just footsteps away from our markets. Market bunches vary in size and are arranged in jam jars big and small or alternatively you can buy our flowers by the bucketful to arrange yourself. We also supply flowers for weddings and local events – either arranged into posies, bouquets or in diy buckets. Bouquets, jam jars and plants can be delivered within 6 miles of South Hinksey.
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It is essential for us to have a light environmental footprint and to be wildlife friendly in our approach: we use organic methods and peat free compost and avoid insecticides. We are also keen to recycle and reuse as much as we can and are happy to have any of our pots returned. We reuse and repair as much as possible to get maximum use from our pots and equipment.
Our plants are given tough treatment so we are confident that they will survive and flourish once planted. We lean towards cottage garden, bee friendly plants: knautias, achillea, and salvia have been regulars on our stalls along with foxgloves, cornflowers and sweetpeas. There is intense pleasure in nurturing new plants and doing this for selling to other people has sharpened our minds and encouraged us to experiment. We are always looking for new and interesting plants to grow.
Sofacoma Market in Lake St, Oxford
Wolvercote Community Market at The White Hart, Wolvercote