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Week 20 (2018) Update

This week we planted the first of the seed raised fillers ie Orlaya grandiflora, Ammi majus “Graceland”, Ammi visnaga “Casablanca” and Daucus carota “Dara”.  Ammi and Daucus had been looked at in previous years but the seed quality seemed to be and issue hence this year they have been supplied by Florensis as plugs.  The […]

Week 19 (2018) Update

Not much to report this week except to say that the Scabious have established well and are growing away vigorously.   Next week should bring quite a bit more planting in the tunnels.  

Week 18 (2018) Update

This week we planted a wide range of the Scoop series of Scabious.  These arrived as rooted cuttings in week 16 but as the tunnel was not steamed by then they were potted on into 50 module trays to allow them to grow on and not be checked before planting.  This is the third (and […]

Week 17 (2018) Update – the start of the season AT LAST!

What a start to the year, snow, gales frost and torrential rain!  However at last the wind dropped long enough to get the tunnels skinned and the sun came out (briefly).  We also managed to get the triple span tunnel steamed thanks to Phil Collison and his team.  So at last we will soon be […]

Week 42 (2017) – the end of this seasons trials.

The  land has been rotavated and the tunnel covers removed for the winter.  The blog will now be discontinued until the start of the new trials season in spring so please come back then and keep up with developments in 2018.

Latest Reports

Updated version of the Cut flower plant and seed suppliers directory

Gordon Hanks has recently updated the Cut Flower Plant and Seed Suppliers Directory.  This can be accessed by clicking on the following link:- supplier-database-201529810

CFC Final Report 2015 – Grower Summary

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the grower summary from the 2o15 CFC final report. http://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/PO%20BOF%20002a_GS_Annual_2015.pdf  

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