Shelley's Flower Farm: Behind the Scenes

A collection of some of my flowers and their journey from seed and bulb to bloom here at my flower farm, 'Orchard Oast Flowers'. Everything is grown with love and a passion for colour, nature and her infinite wisdom.
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Peas and broad beans planted up for a summer harvest to feed us while we grow the flowers on the farm!

Flower essence producer, flower farmer and writer, bringing the wisdom, spirit and energy of nature alive for the Century.

British flowers all grown from seed, that's what you get from my flower farm. Bridesmaid's posies, divinely scented too.

British flowers all grown from seed, that's what you get from my flower farm. Bridesmaid's posies, divinely scented too.

Autumn reflections in our main pond on the flower farm. A peaceful place to sit.

Autumn reflections in our main pond on the flower farm. A peaceful place to sit.

Snow covered meadow. In Spring these trees are covered in fragrant blossom.

Snow covered meadow. In Spring these trees are covered in fragrant blossom.

Snowy entrance to the flower farm.

Snowy entrance to the flower farm.

Magnificent snapdragons displaying their glory on my flower farm. This is my favourite colour.

Magnificent snapdragons displaying their glory on my flower farm. This is my favourite colour.

Rudbeckia Goldstrum creating a glorious Autumn display on the garden farm. Also one of my flower essences, with the quality of lifting your spirits so you feel as if you are basking in a sea of healing gold.

Flower essence producer, flower farmer and writer, bringing the wisdom, spirit and energy of nature alive for the Century.

I plant my flower beds intuitively on the farm, letting the flowers guide me, so I tend to end up with unorthodox collections in the beds - but everything grows beautifully. When we listen to nature, she knows best!

I plant my flower beds intuitively on the farm, letting the flowers guide me, so I tend to end up with unorthodox collections in the beds - but everything grows beautifully.

Astrantia are like star clusters to me. Beautiful energy to work with in floral designs.

Astrantia are like star clusters to me. Beautiful energy to work with in floral designs.

Our organic pest controllers! They've just finished early morning slug patrol here.

Flower essence producer, flower farmer and writer, bringing the wisdom, spirit and energy of nature alive for the Century.

Flower bed at Orchard Oast Flowers full of Spring loveliness, providing plenty of inspiration for my floral designs.

Flower essence producer, flower farmer and writer, bringing the wisdom, spirit and energy of nature alive for the Century.

Fairy like Ammi Majus and wonderful calendula love growing together on my flower farm.

Fairy like Ammi Majus and wonderful calendula love growing together on my flower farm.

Ivory Eschscholzia - or just lovely poppies, because I can never pronounce their name!!

Ivory Eschscholzia - or just lovely poppies, because I can never pronounce their name!

Ammi Majus and Cosmos here, with their lovely view of the garden. I often sit by my flower beds on the farm with the dogs, such a relaxing place for us all.

Ammi Majus and Cosmos here, with their lovely view of the garden. I often sit by my flower beds on the farm with the dogs, such a relaxing place for us all.

Ahhhh, my favourite magenta sweet peas. Divine scent, magical energy of joy, divine colour, divine everything about this flower! It grows to over 6ft easily and lasts all summer, with long stemmed flowers. Divine!!!

Flower essence producer, flower farmer and writer, bringing the wisdom, spirit and energy of nature alive for the Century.

My summer display of flowers in my pots at the kitchen door.

Flower essence producer, flower farmer and writer, bringing the wisdom, spirit and energy of nature alive for the Century.

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