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
30 September 2020
We. Have. Flowers!
Our test seedlings from our first farm update have finally bloomed in to our Misty Bronze chrysanthemums. They’re a bit rough around the edges, some are a little small, some a little eaten by slugs, but they are FLOWERS. And we’re super excited. We’ll be using ...Read more
15 September 2020
From day one at Petalon, our mission has always been to provide our customers with unusual, interesting and beautiful flowers that are different from your bunch of lilies or a formally arranged bouquet of roses, with poker straight stems of foliage sticking up in unnaturally, evenly-spaced intervals. We wanted ...Read more
22 August 2020
The results are in. Our soil is acidic.
We’ll admit that testing the pH level of our soil probably wasn’t the first thing that occurred to us when we started the flower farm, but nonetheless, it’s an important detail – vital, in fact; your flowers are only as good ...Read more