Mill Pond Flower Farm

Beautiful flowers grown in the Scottish Borders

Rose Growing for Cut Flowers Masterclass

Monday 19 November 2018


£95 including light lunch

Growing roses as cut flowers requires a different approach to growing them as garden plants. They can be a beautiful and profitable flower if grown well. This workshop will cover all aspects of growing roses as cut flowers, from choosing good varieties, propagation and planting, maintenance and care, to cutting at the right stage and conditioning for sale. It's a detailed and practical session that takes place when the plants are ready to be pruned -  you will have the opportunity to cut and prune established plants. 

Places are limited.

Introduction to Flower Farming

1 day workshop   

Saturday 16 February 2019

10am - 4pm 

£100 including light lunch

A full day's introduction to growing flowers for sale.

It will include organising your plot, making the most of your resources, identifying your market, which flowers and plants to grow, dealing with barriers, glitches and pests, cutting, conditioning  and  selling your flowers. Paula will lead a tour around Mill Pond Flower Farm as part of this workshop, with the chance to see all elements of a working flower farm and examine the detail. 

Photo: Jo Tennant Photography

The Business of Growing Flowers

Online Course October 2018 to March 2019

You’ve grown flowers for at least a season, you’ve even sold some and have some customers. It’s the end of the season, and you know there’s more potential, but there’s never enough hours in the day or energy left to get it all done….. Can flower farming be anything but a hard slog?

We’ve been there, and done that, and the answer is that there is another way…. With thought, planning and lots of exercises in productivity, you can advance your flower farming, make your plot more productive, grow more flowers, advance your business AND feel like you are in control.

This course has been developed with Claire BRown and Carol Siddorn, and will run over 10 weeks during the Autumn, Winter and Early Spring of 2018/2019. It is an in depth workshop developed from our 5 Successful on-farm Advanced Flower farming workshops of 2016-2018 in the Scottish Borders, Cheshire and Surrey.

We’ll be covering subjects like Getting ahead for next year, Market planning, Increasing the productivity of your field, and your own productivity. We’ll also cover record keeping, planning for the future, growing more flowers for less work and Making the most of what you’ve got.

Your investment in this course is £35 per session or £195 for the 10 sessions if bought in one go

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Photo: Jo Tennant Photography