Truth is, most flower growing jobs in February are essential & not necessearily photogenic...
Take planting roses for instance - this year I've invested in more plants. Most Climbers are already in on the new Pergola, still a few more shrubs to arrive. Still a few more to choose for the new trellis.
All are varieties selected for their divine perfumes & health. I'm baffled why anybody would want a rose with the scent bred out of it - I mean, why?
These are going to be amazing additions to local weddngs as they mature. Never too many Roses... Buying them bare root like this, direct from British rose nurseries, is the most economical way to increase stocks. Top quality & really fresh plants, the plants are dug from the field & sent direct to me.
It's the most likely method to be successful too as plants will get a good soak to settle them in over the next few months.
These bundles of thorny sticks, while very exciting to me when they arrive in big bundles, give little away.
But in just a few months when the first flowers open, then the photo's will be a bit more special! Before planting, I give bare root roses a long soak so they're fully hydrated before planting.
Then into nice deep holes with a good dollop of compost.
Now I've just got to wait...
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.