Chelsea Fringe Flower Market & website construction
Well this week has been all about getting The Hidden Gate Blooms website up and running (currently still very much under construction!) and getting ready for the British Flowers market that is being held in Henley tomorrow as part of the Chelsea Fringe festival.
I will be selling lots of plants and a few beautiful bouquets – some with a British wildflowers twist. I will post some pictures tomorrow morning when it all comes together. It has been great to have the market as a focus to organise all of my plants. I have way more dahlias than I have space for in my allotment & garden, so it has been good to sort through them all and work out which ones I can part with. The dahlias that I will be selling tomorrow are ‘Cafe au Lait’, ‘Fleurel’, ‘Myrtle’s Folly’, ‘Eveline’, ‘Wine Eyed Jill’, ‘Gerrie Hoek’, ‘Peaches’, ‘Preference’ and ‘Blue Bayou’ all in 2-3 litre pots for £4.50 each. I also have some lavender, nicotiana sylvestris, achillea & snapdragons and am hoping to go home with just empty crates. Although if any of the other sellers there have anything interesting I’m sure I could be convinced to take a couple more plants home with me!
All the plants in the allotment are really starting to come on, and I think I will start cutting sweet peas in the next couple of weeks, which will be lovely. I hope to start selling posies online before the end of June, so watch this space!