We have been featured in a recent Sunday Times article on growing your own cut flowers, called 'A cut above the rest'.
.Finally we got a team together and have skinned our open Spanish Tunnel, many thanks to Jon, Dad, Petr and Helen. It nearly took off at one point, but we now have a roped-up flappy tent to protect roses primarily. The structure has been up since the winter, but we have been putting off the challenge, until the last moment and the roses were actually flowering underneath.
All GB soft fruit is grown under these kind of tunnels now and they have allowed Britsh growers to compete sucessfully with foreign imports and extend the season.
Coinciding with Open Farm Sunday worked out brilliantly and brought many more people to our door. Catherine Ducker and family spent the day helping people onto the tractor trailer and guiding them down here before going onto the farm across the road. The tractor certainly added a sense of occasion and every one seemed to enjoy the ride!
Vicky and Peter provided homemade cakes, ice cream and cream teas……with lots of help from relatives on washing up duty.