We love flowers in all their forms, we grow garden roses, jewel coloured dahlias, fragrant sweet peas and lots of the wilder flowers loved by bees and insects. By growing in London we aim to bring you the freshest blooms with the lightest impact on the environment.
In March 2020 we were lucky enough to take on a 3 acre plot to grow flowers. Nestled on the east side of the Walthamstow Wetlands the field was an overgrown piece of land that hadn’t been cultivated for a long time, so long that no one can remember a date. It has many wild corners full of frilly cow parsley and frothy Hawthorn, Elder and Blackberry bushes but mainly it has lots and lots of grass. The field is so full of wildlife, so many birds and butterflies and a nesting Owl yet to be identified.
We are aiming to clear the field slowly using the no dig method where possible and avoiding the use of heavy machinery. As well as growing lots of flowers and foliage we plan to grow heritage fruit trees for England Preserves in amongst a wild flower meadow.
We plan to grow lots of flowing shrubs and trees and flowers but having only gained access to the field at the end of March we have had to learn to be patient with our plans and keep this season small planting a few roses, dahlias and lots of annual flowers. The birds have begun to nest so we have decided to stop clearing the Blackberry’s until the autumn and are looking forward to watching out for lots of fledglings.