Hello & Happy New Year to you!
I'm again following the prompts in the Instagram challenge, #Flowerfarmerama challenge, organised this year by FlowersFromTheFarm.
So here goes with the Day 1 Challenge... Who am I?
I'm Rosie Gray, Flower Farmer & Florist at my business, Galloway Flowers. Based near Castle Douglas in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, I’m just starting the 8th year growing cut flowers here. I've always been a gardener & growing flowers long before then though.
As a child, I was happiest getting grubby in my little patch, sowing seeds, picking flowers for ‘my bouquets’, soaking rose petals in water to make ‘perfume’…
Well, the perfume was never a great success but otherwise, I’ve just scaled up a bit over time!
Every year we grow thousands of stems, in a dizzying range of varieties. Our main season is from mid-March to October & there’s always something lovely blooming at that time.
I look forward to sharing our flowers with you in future days of the challenge.
And a photo from last Spring as a reminder the Tulip bulbs are out there in the soil, steadily putting out roots, getting ready for their moment of glory…
And because a splash of colour is very welcome on a day with yet another Weather Warning for heavy rain!
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.