It's a while since I showed my face on the Blog - with lockdown hair etc. probably as well!
So I thought I would say 'Hi!' from our Flower Farm near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway in South West Scotland. I'm Rosie & together with my partner Ken we cultivate many, many varieties of flowers & foliage at Galloway Flowers.
We're coming to the end of our 5th growing season here & it's the time of year when we're looking forward into 2021.
Planning what to grow, what not to grow, filling the events calendar (& right now I need a crystal ball for that) & how to develop as a business.
We use our flowers in our floristry - for weddings, funerals, special events & local bouquet deliveries. We take our flowers to the Kirkcudbright & Castle Douglas Farmers Markets & to Loch Arthur Farm shop in the summer months.
We supply flowers by the bunch & bouquet for keen flower arrangers to make their own arrangements for DIY Weddings, family parties & church decoration.
I admit to being a bit of a plant geek. Always have been, ever since I was a toddler. And while following a career, I always came home to my garden & allotment, knowing it was 'my thing'. I loved to spend time there. Sadly, horticulture & floristry have never been particularly well-paid careers, despite the high skill & knowledge required.
Gradually though, my 'side hustle' began to take over for me & Ken was keen to move nearer to his family near Castle Douglas, so here we are...
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.