As any Flower Farmer will tell you, there's no such thing as a typical day.
It depends on the season, the day of the week & especially the weather! Sometimes I know EXACTLY what I should be doing but it's too wet, too frozen, too hot, too dry...
And yet somehow there's a rhythm to the year.
Winter is quieter after Christmas busyness. Unseen by Customers the work goes on behind the scenes. Planning what to grow, where, when so I have plenty of blooms throughout the season. Prepping beds, turning compost, today I washed a polytunnel. Sowing 1st seeds. Talking to wedding couples & getting plans underway.
Spring - activity goes up a notch. Seed sowing, growing on, planting out. Dahlias are potted up. Weeding. Cutting begins for Farmers Markets & weddings flowers.
Summer - LOTS of cutting, early mornings & late evenings. Plus sowing seed, taking cuttings, planting out to keep the colour coming. Arranging & delivering. Drying flowers for the winter season. Workshops & garden tours.
Autumn - More cutting if the weather is kind, planting bulbs, sowing seeds, planting out... Christmas prep.
Somehow like any business there's time to talk with Customers & do the admin - accounts, invoicing, website, taking photo's, social media. Usually after dark before I ever get to this though.
So no two days are the same - & that's just how I like it!
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.