The Flower Farmer's Year
How to grow cut flowers for pleasure and profit

By Georgie Newbery

The Flower Farmer's Year
Hardback, 256 pages £19.99
Published: 23rd October 2014
ISBN: 9780857842336
Format: 255mm x 205mm

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Published: 23rd October 2014
ISBN: 9780857842343
PDF, 232 pages
Published: 23rd October 2014
ISBN: 9780857842350
Published: 23rd October 2014
ISBN: 9780857842367

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"Georgie has written an inspiring book for anyone who's ever wondered what it would be like to grow flowers on a commercial scale." - Constance Craig Smith, The Daily Mail Weekend Magazine

“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, journalist and author of The New Kitchen Garden

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.

Foreword by James Alexander-Sinclair   
Introduction: Why grow cut flowers?   
1. Getting started   
2. Annuals   
3. Biennials   
4. Perennials   
5. Bulbs & corms   
6. Shrubs   
7. Roses  
8. Dahlias   
9. Sweet peas  
10. Herbs   
11. Wildflowers   
12. Cutting, conditioning & presenting cut flowers   
13. Hedgerow Christmas   
14. Starting a cut-flower business  
15. Where to sell   
16 . Marketing & social media   
Appendix 1: The flower farmer’s year planner   
Appendix 2: Plant names   

"Artisan flower farmer Newbery brings horticultural and agricultural logic to the process of farming flowers—planning, planting, growing, harvesting, and then arranging them—in a way that surprises and enlightens."

- Publisher's Weekly

"A real treat for anyone who love to grow flowers for business or pleasure."

- All That Women Want

"The Flower Farmer's Year gives advice targeted to our mild, dark-in-winter climate, and also gives practical advice on both preparing flowers for sale, and most importantly of all perhaps, how to actually sell them!"

- The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

"It's the sort of book that will make you want to jack in your day job and start growing sweet peas, dahlias and roses for a living."

- The Bath Magazine

"Whether you're an amateur gardener or aspiring artisanal florist the book won't be read just once, with it's wealth of invaluable information and beautiful pictures you'll find yourself returning to Georgie's blooming corner of Somerset again and again."

- RandBConsultants

"There's something magical about fresh flowers and this stunningly presented book can't help but captivate the novice and experienced grower alike."

- Organic Farmer

"With such a friendly writing styl, it is easy to imagine cutting your home-grown blooms in the morning and delivering them to the local florist, with the author at your side. [...] For those who want to grow cut flowers simply for pleasure and to fill their home with blooms, this book is also essential reading."

- RHS The Garden

"This coffee table book is both beautiful and practical, with more than 200 pages of well-written and wonderfully illustrated advice and inspiration. A must for the flower lover in your life!"

- Countryside Magazine

"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 Newbery gives sound and cheery advice on growing, displaying and - if that is your bag - selling [flowers] in The Flower Farmer's Year."

- The Sunday Times

"Georgie has written an inspiring book for anyone who's ever wondered what it would be like to grow flowers on a commercial scale."

- Constance Craig Smith The Daily Mail Weekend Magazine

"Whether you are actually planning to flog a few flowers or just want decent, straightforward advice on creating a cutting garden for your own use, this book is an excellent choice."

- Naomi Slade Berks and Bucks Life

"If you’re thinking of setting yourself up as a flower farmer, you’ll find Georgie’s book indispensable. And if you’d simply like to grow flowers for pleasure, then I’m sure you’ll really enjoy the book too. Plus it would make a great Christmas present…!"

- Rona Wheeldon

Georgie Newbery

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.

Image (c) Heather Edwards

Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9780857842336
Format: 255mm x 205mm

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857842343
Format: EPUB

Binding: Electronic book text, 232 pages
ISBN: 9780857842350
Format: PDF

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780857842367
Format: Kindle

BISAC Code:  CRA010000, GAR004000, GAR016000, TEC003070
Imprint: Green Books

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