7 May 2021
Since our move to Cornwall and the changes the business has been through, our team has grown quite a lot in the last year, with new job roles emerging as the farm in Cornwall takes shape and new ways of working emerging as times change in a world with Covid-19. ...Read more
23 April 2021
The ranunculus originates from central Asia and was given its rather strange name after arriving in Europe during the 16th century. The unusual name is derived from Latin, meaning “little frog” which is fairly fitting because in the wild, ranunculus grow in swampy, marshy areas – maybe that’s why it ...Read more
26 March 2021
You may remember from our last update that we had some very early, slightly imperfect anemones just starting to bloom. Well they’ve really gone for it since then and they are truly beautiful.
The ranunculus haven’t looked too happy in a couple of the beds, so after a social ...Read more
15 March 2021
After a flurry of early bloomers on the farm, we’re about to have a whole load of homegrown flowers. Which is wonderful, but we’ve now come to realise that we won’t have enough of some varieties to make sure we can supplement our bouquets with them for a whole ...Read more
24 February 2021
One of the most exciting things about growing your own flowers is that you’re in control of what you grow, so if there’s a flower you’ve seen somewhere that you love, but you can never find it on the Dutch auction, well, you can grow it! The whole point ...Read more
5 February 2021
It’s no secret that the cut flower industry isn’t too kind on the environment. From Holland to Italy, to Israel to Kenya, flowers are grown and imported all over the world, just like a lot of our food. This is why we make such an effort to reduce our ...Read more
28 January 2021
This year started with some hard frosts. We’ve been told there were no hard frosts in Cornwall last year but we’ve had 3 already this winter. New year’s day was a very sorry sight in the polytunnels and we had some very sad snapdragons, which caused a bit of ...Read more
27 November 2020
And just like that, December is upon us. We’ve been super busy since our last update and we now have one completely full polytunnel!
After a bit of a ropey start, we transplanted the snapdragons (that hadn’t been eaten) to the polytunnel and they are now looking very happy. ...Read more
30 October 2020
At Petalon, we’re big fans of Elizabeth Day’s podcast, How To Fail. In this social media-saturated world, it’s easy to think everyone else is ‘living their best life’ (don’t you just hate that phrase?) and we’re somehow falling behind. This podcast is a refreshing look at all the things ...Read more
13 October 2020
When talking about feedback, we all know which is the best type to receive, but when discussing the feedback we’re most likely to give, does ‘good’ still take first place?
They say if you’ve had a great experience with a brand, you’ll tell two people, versus the five people ...Read more