‘Anna’s Flower Farm’ Grow your own Cut Flowers Year Long Course.
This course follows the Flower Growing Year, taught over 5 sessions, learning and practically growing the plants yourselves both in our plots and taking home materials to grow on at home in your space.
You will see the plants from propagation right through to flowering and arranging.
For instance, in Early Autumn, observing the Dahlias growing and arranged, in Winter how they are lifted and stored, bought out and started in Spring, cuttings taken and planted out in early Summer through to flowering. Every technique necessary through the seasons is taught and practiced from propagation to planting, tying in, pinching out, cutting and conditioning flowers. You will have guidance in designing your own plot, be it a balcony or a couple of square metres through to an allotment.
The course is supported by a private Facebook Group to share progress and support your learning and growing over the year together with a folder of instructions and photos built up across the course for you to keep alongside your own planting plans for your plot, garden or allotment.
This really is the full course to learn how to confidently grow cut flowers.
Each sesson begins with refreshments on arrival and a tour of the growing plots, revisiting the Course Beds where participants grow all plants as well as take home for their own spaces. After a busy practical morning, we offer a delicious seasonal cooked lunch and pudding. Further practical sessions in the afternoon finished off with more tea and cake whilst Anna demonstrates a different floral arrangement for the season. See the Example Timetable for a full breakdown for the day.
Grow Your Own Cut Flowers Course
Tuesday 15th Nov 2019 – Lifting Dahlias, Tulips, preparing beds for winter and mulching / composting / Ranunculus and Anemones growing. Tools & equipment.
Tuesday 21th Jan 2020 – Planting sweet peas / design your own cutting patch or borders for your space / spacing / planning beds and planting throughout the year/ edible flowers / check on Hardy Annuals growing / pruning to force flowers, tools and equipment.
Tuesday 31st March 2020 - Half Hardy Annuals / Dahlias – take out and plant up / forcing for cuttings / heat mats / cutting and reviewing Ranunculus and anemones / pests / check on seedlings and development – pinching out / cutting Ranunculus, Anemones & Tulips etc Tools and equipment.
Tuesday 2th June 2020 – planting out Dahlias, staking, cutting, conditioning, dead heading, make own feed (comfrey & compost feed) & watering, lifting and storing Ranunculus and Anemones, seed harvesting. Tools and equipment.
Tuesday 6th October 2019 – Hardy Annuals, sweet peas, Anemones and Ranunculus, narcissus, lifting and dividing perennials, deadheading, tools & equipment.