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The Flower Farmer's Year: How to Grow Cut Flowers for Pleasure and Profit

Handbook / Manual

By: Georgie Newbery (Author)

256 pages, 200 colour photos

Green Books

Hardback | Oct 2014 | #218907 | ISBN-13: 9780857842336
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NHBS Price: £19.95 $25/€24 approx

About this book

Grow your own cut flowers and you can fill your house with the gorgeous colours and heavenly scents of your favourite blooms, knowing that they haven't travelled thousands of miles – and you can make money while you do it! Combining boundless passion with down-to-earth guidance and practical advice, Georgie Newbery draws on her own experiences as an artisan flower farmer and florist as she takes you through:
- how to start a cut-flower patch
- what to grow
- cutting, conditioning and presenting cut flowers
- creating a hedgerow Christmas
- starting a cut-flower business
- where to sell
- marketing and social media
- a flower farmer's year planner

Whether you want to grow for your own pleasure or start your own business, The Flower Farmer's Year is the perfect guide.

"I love this book – it's a beautiful yet practical and accessible guide that will help you transform whatever sized patch you have into an abundant oasis of flowers."
– Mark Diacono, gardener, food writer and broadcaster

"Georgie's experience and enthusiasm make this book the perfect companion for anyone starting out, or wishing to refine their flower-growing techniques."
– Laetitia Maklouf, gardener, author and columnist


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Biography

Georgie Newbery is an artisan flower farmer and florist, supplying cut flowers direct to customers from her smallholding in Somerset. Georgie set up and runs her own business and is a leading authority on growing cut flowers. She also runs courses on growing and arranging cut flowers, and on marketing via social media for fellow growers. 

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