Today Lou and myself went to visit Gwen. A new (very local) supplier, of freshly cut British flowers. She owns and runs Posies with pride (www.posieswithpride.uk) & Poultry with pride (www.posieswithpride.uk)
Gwen's flowers range from stunning sunflowers to delightful dahlias and everything in between, including the most BEAUTIFULLY scented roses !
We had a lovely time looking around her patch of heaven, nosing in all the polly tunnels at the rows of greenery holding promise in all those emerging bulbs and seedlings!
Gwen is an inspiring, true grit, grafter of a lady. Talk about girl power!
She has built her own business; where she also lives, literally from scratch. She built polly tunnels galore, cleared an entire field to grow a variety of flowers, has recently completed the build of a magnificent barn for storage and to hold work shops in and is now in the process of building a cob house to live in.....oh and she also has a free range chicken business on site (where she manages them and holds classes to show people how to look after hens through to getting them oven ready!
Lou and I left feeling utterly inspired and extremely pleased to find someone with an equal love for flowers who wants to partner with us at Craft & Petal! watch this space!