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Archive | May, 2007

Spread Thinly

Good Lord it’s been a busy day today. We have had a little bit of sunshine and the world seems like a wonderful place once more. The sun also means that the delphiniums are bursting open again and we are getting busier in the fields and the packhouse. I am trying not to look at […]

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Weather Forecasts

It has been raining nearly all day. The forecast said fine today. Back in the day only me and Dad worked here. We used to have a wet day procedure then…

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They do it differently in China

Poor old Zheng Xiaoyu, the Head of the Food and Drug agency in China. They have had a few health scares over there and now he’s been found guilty of taking bribes. So what has happened? “Well he’s obviously been promoted to Foreign Secretary“, I hear you say. Wrong, have another go. “Has he been […]

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Colour – An International Language

It has been raining like crazy to day. The poor flowers are looking a little bedraggled (we all are in fact) and so we have decided to stop cropping until the morning to give them a chance to dry off. Otherwise progress is good and you should be able to find us on the shelves […]

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Food Inflation

I am agonising about inflation. It’s keeping me awake at night. Although not last night. Last night it was a vivid nightmare about a runaway oil tanker heading down Moulton Common with the driver (who I seem to remember was David Hasselhoff) shouting “Help me” out of the window. This may also have been a […]

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Wiggly Wigglers in the Telegraph

I have started reading the Sunday Telegraph again. I abandoned it after they redesigned it a couple of years ago. (A bit like when Coronation Street got rid of Lynne Perrie for having a double collagen implant). I’m not entirely comfortable with any one newspaper. I try to avoid the Times because I don’t like […]

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Bank Holiday weekend

My bank holiday started at 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon, and finishes tonight. We had a very busy day on Saturday with higher orders than we expected to get through the potato packhouse and a lot of flowers to harvest. So with our customers happy, the coldstore full of flowers and a forecast of cool, wet […]

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Farm Open Day

Today I have been a steward at a local Farm Open Day for Schools. It was a massive project organised by Robert Oldershaw and his family who are close family friends of ours. There were over 700 children from year 6 (Is that right? They were about 11. I’m not a parent and it’s all […]

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The Cutty Sark

I have been very busy this week and didn’t get to see a newspaper and the pictures of the Cutty Sark, or what remains of it, until last night. (Telegraph article here) I find this sort of thing terribly sad. It was fascinating to read the history of the ship and how it was designed […]

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Flower Cropping Begins

We started harvesting the delphiniums this week. In amongst all the other excitement I almost forgot what I did for a living. You should be able to buy a bouquet of these in Marks and Spencer from tomorrow. The majority of our flowers to go Waitrose and we start supplying them on Monday.

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