Friday Flowers

Friday Flowers

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We hope British Flowers Week went well for you and that the poster and tags helped.

Growing beautiful flowers for cutting from my Sussex garden.

Operating as usual

01/01/2021

Happy New Year, and may your 2021 be filled with beautiful flowers! Here are a few sprigs of colour from the garden today.

The first Friday of the new year seemed to be an appropriate time to let you know that I have decided not to sell flowers and plants from my garden gate this year. I have given it a lot of thought, but it seems that our lives will continue to be disrupted for at least the next few months, and I don’t feel I can commit to my little enterprise at a time of such uncertainty. I also want to devote more time to my garden and allotment, and that can sometimes take a back-seat when Friday Flowers is in full swing.

If I find myself with surplus plants, or have enough flowers to make up some bunches for sale on an ad-hoc basis I’ll post the details here, but in the meantime you can follow my flowery adventures on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fridayflowers.sussex/

Thank you for all your support, and very best wishes x

05/07/2020

Free plants today, on Give Your Stuff Away Day. Holland Road, Steyning.

04/07/2020

Sweet peas rescued from the rain.

The usual Friday Flowers sales haven’t happened this year, and I have ended up with a few surplus plants. It’s Greening Steyning’s ‘Give Your Stuff Away Day’ tomorrow afternoon, so there will be some free plants outside my house on Holland Road, Steyning, from 1pm. Also quite a few books!

http://www.1010steyning.org/recycling/

05/06/2020

I had planned to pick these peonies for today’s bouquet, but decided they looked better among the roses, nepeta and foxgloves.

29/05/2020

Roses and white love-in-a-mist for today’s bouquet.

22/05/2020

Simply Nigella for the Friday Flowers bouquet this week. It self-seeds very freely and is one of my favourite cottage garden annuals.

15/05/2020

Pinks and purples, spheres and spikes. The flowers in today’s bunch include three types of Allium, Gladiolus byzantinus, perennial cornflower, Nepeta six hills giant, Sweet William and the grass Briza maxima.

08/05/2020

Lots of cottage garden favourites in today’s bouquet - Sweet William, Sweet Rocket, Aquilegia, Cerinthe and Briza maxima.

01/05/2020

Happy May Day! A brightly coloured bunch today, celebrating the last of the tulips. Includes tulips Marietta, Ballerina, Doll’s Minuet, National Velvet plus alkanet, perennial cornflower, geum Totally Tangerine, euphorbia oblongata and cow parsley.

24/04/2020

A teeny tiny bunch of flowers this week, and one of my favourites - the beautifully scented lily-of-the-valley. Also a picture of my wisteria, flowering like crazy, thanks to some expert pruning by Victoria at Thakeham Garden Company.

Although I’m not selling bunches of flowers from the garden gate this year, I do have some plants for sale - lots of tomatoes and sweet peas just now. If you are interested, and able to collect from Steyning on your daily exercise, please dm your email address and I’ll send you the weekly availability list.

17/04/2020

Fresh spring colours in today’s bunch of flowers. Tulips Spring Green and World Friendship, Euphorbia oblongata, honesty, perennial cornflower, Viburnum opulus roseum, comfrey, lemon balm and fronds of weeping birch.

10/04/2020

It’s tulip time on this beautiful Good Friday. Each year I try out new tulips and always fail to remember which ones I liked when it comes to ordering more! So I’ve made myself a visual reminder. Favourites so far are World Friendship, Roussillon and Jan Reus.

03/04/2020

A jam jar full of flowers for your virtual bouquet today.

Primrose, grape hyacinth, snakeshead fritillary, Corsican hellebore, pulmonaria, honesty, forget-me-not and bronze fennel.

The narcissus is called Yellow Cheerfulness; because we all need cheerfulness just now.

27/03/2020

Dear friends, I’m sorry to say that Friday Flowers won’t be happening this year. Much as we all love flowers, they can’t be regarded as an essential purchase! So while there will be no sales from the garden gate this spring, I’ll be making the most of more time in the garden and will post on this page regularly, so you can all have a weekly bunch of virtual flowers. Very best wishes, Debbie x

19/07/2019

It’s farewell to Friday Flowers as we set up for the last time this year, on Holland Road, Steyning. It’s a good one though - gorgeous bunches of homegrown flowers plus beautiful plants for your garden. This week’s plants include pink gypsophila, verbena bonariensis, sea holly, nepeta, mixed cosmos, parsley, basil, scabious, amaranthus Foxtail and lettuce.

Huge thanks to all my lovely customers for buying from me this year. It’s been great fun to meet you, share flowery tales, and to help your gardens grow.

There may be an occasional pop-up plant sale later in the year, depending on how propagation goes! I’ll continue to post flower pictures on this page, and hope to be back with more Friday Flowers next spring.
Debbie x

12/07/2019

Wonderful colour, fragrance and texture in the #FridayFlowers bunches this week. Plants for sale include verbena bonariensis, sea holly, basil, parsley, eleusine green cat, various cosmos, nasturtium, nepeta and lettuce.

Next week will be the last Friday Flowers of the season, so get them while you can!

05/07/2019

A bumper crop of bunches for sale today as the summer flowers get into their stride. New plants too, including: scented pelargonium, sweet peas, lemon verbena, verbena bonariensis, nepeta, white and apricot foxgloves (to flower next year), pink gypsophila, green and purple basil, cosmos, nasturtium, parsley, and perennial blue scabious.

21/06/2019

A beautiful morning for Friday Flowers! Pretty bunches and plants for sale at my garden gate on Holland Road, Steyning.

Plants include scented pelargoniums, cotton lavender, lemon verbena, chocolate mint, pot marigolds, sweet peas, grasses, pink gypsophila, nepeta, sea holly, yellow courgette, cosmos and nasturtium Empress of India.

Please note – no Friday flowers next week.

14/06/2019

The weather is set to improve so it’s a great time to be planting up your flower borders and vegetable beds. This week’s plants include pot marigold, lemon verbena, chocolate mint, cosmos, nepeta, pink gypsophila, frosted explosion grass, rabbits foot grass, achillea summer berries, sea holly, sweet peas and to***co plant. The flower bunches are
full of cottage garden favourites like love-in-the-mist, sweet william and nepeta.

07/06/2019

Ignore the showers it’s Friday Flowers! Don’t let a drop of rain put you off coming out for beautiful bunches of homegrown flowers and cottage garden plants.

Plants for sale today include sweet peas, chocolate mint, pot marigold, nicotiana, lemon verbena, cosmos, heartsease viola, dahlia Bishops Children, sea holly, three types of grass, achillea Summer Berries, courgettes,lettuce and cucumber.

31/05/2019

Get your floral fix at Friday Flowers! Bunches of home grown flowers for sale, plus lots of flower and veg plants. Today’s plant list: sea holly, cosmos, nasturtium, cleome , achillea, heartsease viola, sweet peas, salvia, nepeta, geranium Kashmir White, grasses, tomatoes, courgettes, lettuce, spinach and coriander.

24/05/2019

The sun is out and so are Friday Flowers! ☀️

Plants on sale today at my garden gate on Holland Road, Steyning: cosmos, nasturtium, achillea summer berries, eryngium planum, briza maxima, erigeron, sweet peas, santolina, lambs ear, rabbit’s foot grass, spinach, lettuce and three types of courgette.

17/05/2019

Sweet William and sweet rocket adding their sweet fragrance to the bunches for sale today. Plants include nasturtium, erigeron daisy, heartsease viola, sea holly, greater quaking grass, echium blue bedder, cotton lavender, lambs ear, cosmos, sweet peas, tomatoes and lettuce.

10/05/2019

That welcome drop of rain has been great for the plants, and it’s the perfect time to be planting out in the garden. Friday Flowers has lots of annuals, perennials and veg plants this week - ammi majus, echium blue bedder, cornflowers in red, mauve, white and black, mallow, salvia African Skies, gaura The Bride, perennial wallflower, catnep lemon, santolina, lambs ear and tomatoes Sungold and Gardeners Delight.

03/05/2019

Flowers from the hedgerow, herb garden and cottage garden in the colourful bunches today. Lots of cottage garden plants for sale too - ammi majus, echium blue bedder, mauve and white cornflower, sweet peas, lambs ear, nepeta, lavatera, pinks and perennial cornflower. And for the veg garden- tomato gourmandia, coriander and spinach.

26/04/2019

Something of a colour clash in the Friday Flowers bunches this week, as we enjoy the last of the brightly coloured tulips. Plants for sale include three colours of cornflower (blue, white, mauve), sweet peas, sedum, Michaelmas daisy, ammi majus, dahlia Bishops Children and cactus flowered, echium blue bedder, lettuce, pelargonium sidoides, fragrant village pinks, thyme, salvia nachtvlinder and Sungold tomatoes.

19/04/2019

Good Friday Flowers! Some zingy-coloured and stripey tulips in the bunches today. Plants for sale too - Michaelmas daisy, sedum, lambs ear, sweet peas, lettuce, thyme, salvia nachtvlinder, blue cornflower, nepeta, knautia melton pastels, achillea pearl, perennial cornflower and fragrant village pinks.

12/04/2019

What a beautiful morning for the first Friday Flowers of the year. Lots of fresh spring bunches for sale at my garden gate on Holland Road, Steyning. Plants include blue cornflower, sweet peas, thyme and lettuce and lots of different perennials - Jerusalem sage, alstroemeria, nepeta, salvia nachtvlinder, lambs ears, Michaelmas daisy, perennial cornflower and a stinking hellebore -prettier than it sounds!

05/04/2019

I planted hundreds of tulips last November and hope that a few bunches will be for sale at the garden gate next Friday, for the return of Friday Flowers!

15/03/2019

Not long now! Seedlings coming along well for plants and cut flowers this year. Hope to start garden gate sales in mid-April. Watch this space for details!

08/02/2019

Not the nicest of days to be outside, but very satisfying to get some mulch on the borders. Thank you Puckamuck for the delivery this week!

25/01/2019

It may be grey and drizzly outside, but these little bulbs know that spring isn’t too far away.

18/01/2019

Mounting excitement at Friday Flowers HQ as we do a bit of seed sorting!

Most annuals I won’t be sowing for a good few weeks, but I’ll get sweet peas, snapdragons and cup-and-saucer vine underway this weekend.

25/10/2018

A perfect day for planting bulbs. Got a lot of pots to fill!

24/08/2018

Late summer flowers. The colours at this time of year are just gorgeous, and there are some extraordinary flower forms too. Love-lies-bleeding and the grass Frosted Explosion are two of my favourites.

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