Caption: The Cutting Patch
Caption: Soil blocking
Caption: Spring Bouquet

This week we heard from Frances at Clodhopper Blooms and how she has been using our composts in her business specialising in seasonal cut Flowers grown in Kirkby Stephen Cumbria...

'I am Frances from Clodhopper Blooms; a flower grower and florist based in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. I’ve been growing flowers to sell for around 5 years, and trained with the Tallulah Rose Flower School because they advocate the use of British grown flowers and foam free floristry.

It is important to me that flowers are grown as sustainably as possible. I use peat free compost and no pesticides or herbicides. By enjoying locally grown flowers, we can reduce air and road miles which is better for the planet. If I can deliver by bicycle I will, and have a custom made trailer. All packaging used for the presentation of the flowers is compostable, recyclable or
reusable (or all three!).

I originally started using Dalefoot Composts because of their locality, peat free and organic credentials. However, I was thrilled to learn that they are also instrumental in the regeneration of peat bogs in the UK. The Dalefoot seed compost suits my main method of seed sowing, which is using “Soil Blockers”. The Dalefoot Wool Compost for Potting is fantastic for mulching the growing beds and also for potting up cuttings, plants and sowing chunkier seeds.' 


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