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2019 Open Day Handout

For those of you who did not attend this years Open Day, the handout can be downloaded at by clicking the link below.   https://projectblue.blob.core.windows.net/media/Default/Events/Horticulture/Event%20Docs/Final%20Booklet%20NCFC.pdf

Week 35 (2019) Update

The Bulrush trial into alternative growing media for lilies is progressing well with the stems now forming buds.  At this stage there is no real difference between the treatments. The veronica which were disbudded at the beginning or last week are now developing into sprays and should be ready to harvest in a few days.  […]

Week 34 (2019) Update

The Eucomis are in full flower this week and some of the varieties, especially Sparkling Burgundy (see left hand photo) are spectacular with the stem length exceeded 90cms?  However the premium price that would be commanded for these stems would probably make it a florist rather than a supermarket product. The Gomphrena is now starting […]

Week 33 (2019) Update

The first planting of Lepidium “Green Dragon” has been flowering over the past couple of weeks but was cleared this week.  Despite what looked like premature budding soon after planting, eventual stem length of the crops was 65 to 75 cms. The outdoor planting of Eryngium has established well and planting through Mypex seems to […]

Week 32 (2019) Update

The Japanese stocks flower trial was completed this week with the 3 colours of Anytime being the last to flower.  Assessments of the stem length and weight have been taken for all planting and will be available in the final report but to summarise, all of the Japanese varieties have consistently produced a longer stem […]

Latest Reports

Latest Factsheet on The Control Of Downy Mildew on Protected Column Stocks

Following on from the work that the CFC has undertaken with column stock growers relating to the issues with downy mildew in 2018 and the subsequent sensitivity trials at FERA, the CFC and AHDB have produced a detailed fact sheet giving information about the biology of the disease and how it can be managed by […]

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

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