2018 – An Extreme Season for Flower Farming at Bloom Carousel

One thing about flower farming is that you are always having to think ahead about what you need to do now in order to grow fabulous flowers for the future. Of course, I’d like to say ‘plan’ rather than ‘think’, and yes, I do plan to a certain extent……but if there’s one thing that 2018 has taught me is the absolute truth of Burns’ phrase, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men…..”.

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A Visit to the Chenies Manor Tulip Festival

I’ve blogged about Chenies Manor before, but it really is one of my favourite places, and right on my doorstep in South Buckinghamshire. Last weekend, they held their annual tulip festival and it didn’t disappoint. Despite the completely bonkers weather of the last few months, and it being the hottest May Day on record, the tulips were bearing up well. Mine on the other had, after a very long wait, were over in about two weeks this year!! Anyway, I won’t prattle on any longer, here are some pics of some really gorgeous tulips.  Continue reading A Visit to the Chenies Manor Tulip Festival