Homesown flowers and plants (and now seeds)

To order email: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Flowers

A last flush of flowers before frost means there will be bouquets for this week’s SOFACOMA market on Sunday, 25th October; deliveries of lovely, sustainably grown, local flowers also continue from Tuesday to Sunday. Just email with a day’s notice for delivery to your door. Once you have contacted me, I will confirm availability and you can then pay via BACS, contactless or with cash/cheque in an envelope.

Delivery is free within 7 miles of South Hinksey. A small charge will apply for longer distances within Oxfordshire.

Seeds

This year and last, I have been saving more and more of my own seed and a small range of varieties suitable for Autumn sowing are available to buy. Included are Ammi majus, Orlaya grandiflora, cerinthe, honesty corfu blue and the best highly scented sweetpea mix. The packets are generous and affordable – all the seeds are suited to local conditions and have been trialed.

Hardy annuals which will grow bigger and stronger from Autumn sowing

One of last month’s gift bouquets

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What’s at the plot now:

The dahlias are abundant along with cosmos, zinnias, strawflowers and a second flush of roses and delphiniums. Asters are still growing strong with rudbeckia, phlox and a range of beautiful grasses.

Some recent pickings:

If you would like a regular delivery weekly, fortnightly or monthly, why not buy a flower subscription? Cost is dependent on the length of the subscription and the size of the jar/bouquet/bucket you choose – all contain seasonal, local flowers delivered to your door. Makes a great present.

Bouquets of flowers are supplied in a jam jar or a vase, from smaller bunches at £5.00 to larger ones at £10.00 and £20.00 or over.

Jam Jar Flowers start at £6.00 and are made up of what is looking best each week.

Gift bouquets:

Buckets of flowers to arrange yourself start at £15.00 with at least 45 stems. If there is a particular colour palette you prefer for your bouquet or bucket, let me know.

A word about the flowers: all the flowers and foliage are grown (and sometimes foraged) by me locally with a light environmental footprint and an organic approach. Most have been grown from seed, using organic methods, in high quality peat free compost. Once harvested, they are transported less than a mile from the plot and are conditioned, but not treated with anything but water.This means the flowers you buy from me will not have been doused several times in chemicals. They are ephemeral, beautiful and gentle on the environment. In fact, many of them are chosen specifically because they are loved by butterflies and bees.

Very occasionally, my flowers are supplemented with extras from local growers with the same environmentally friendly approach.