Sad snaps

28 January 2021

What’s Going On On The Farm? 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 ...

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Snapdragons with the tops ‘pinched’.

27 November 2020

What’s Going On On The Farm? 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. ...

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30 October 2020

How To Fail: The Petalon Edition

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 ...

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13 October 2020

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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 ...

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30 September 2020

What’s Going On On The Farm? 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 ...

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15 September 2020

Beauty vs Vase Life

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 ...

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Polytunnel structures complete, now time to fill them!

22 August 2020

What’s Going On On The Farm? 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 ...

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The polytunnels, with Clover for scale

31 July 2020

What’s Going On On The Farm? July 2020

The big news this week is that the polytunnels are finally up and the covers on! This took 3 weeks longer than we’d planned as you have to have the perfect weather conditions with almost no wind, so that the whole thing doesn’t end up half way down the road. ...

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1 June 2020

Petalon moves to Cornwall

As we’re all aware, businesses across the UK and the world have had to drastically change the way they work over the past few months to remain operational during this pandemic, while others have unfortunately had to close their doors for a time. ...

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29 May 2020

Striving for sustainability

When we first started delivering our bouquets to East London in 2014, only in our wildest dreams did we think we’d be sending our flowers to people in cities and villages all over the country. (But we are dreamers, so we did think about it.) As business grew, requests ...

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  • All of our flowers are delivered using a carbon neutral service
  • All of our packaging is recyclable or biodegradable & we compost all of our green waste for use on the farm
  • We donate 5% of our profits to bee conservation charities
  • We plant a tree for every 100 bouquets we send