New for 2021, it has been an absolute pleasure to offer locally grown, sustainable ‘Friday Flowers’ from The Flower Field at Crasky. However, the Black Isle cut flower growing season has now ended, and as of late September, nature needs to take a well-earned rest.
We hope to bring beautiful bunches to Dingwall High Street for you again in spring 2022, the timing of which will be determined by the Highland weather! In the meantime, a few pictures of some of what we enjoyed this year; long lasting bunches containing a mix of whatever was looking the most beautiful that week, combined with scented herbs and foliage for a natural look.
Louise will continue with her yearly cycle of planning, planting and nurturing, but be spared the early bird Friday cutting and conditioning routine until the days lengthen.
As well as no air miles, and producing cut flowers naturally without pesticides and chemicals, The Flower Field aims to minimise their environmental impact in other ways; growing in reusable or recyclable pots, planting in peat free compost, and wrapping the end product in compostable packaging.
Louise’s top tips for a long vase life:
“Keep it clean! Flowers are living things; just as a cut on your own finger doesn't like bacteria, neither do these freshly cut flowers. When you receive flowers, put them into a scrupulously clean vase with cold, fresh water. Make sure there are no leaves below the waterline as they get soggy and rot, introducing more trouble. Change the water every couple of days at least and this will keep them perky and happy for a long time. If possible, keep them out of direct sunlight, in cool a place, and away from the fruit bowl.”