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The star of the show.
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Grew this variety in the test patch, a double blossom daffodil called 'Replete'.
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#daffodils #replete #staroftheshow #flowerfarm #irishflowers #flowersfromtheirishflowerfarmer #microflowerfarm #grownnotflown #bloomandgrow  #farmerflorist #giy #instagardeners #betweenthebriars
A tin filled with living potpurri.
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There may be another wintry storm outside but these sweet smelling hyacinth and scented geranium are filling the house with spring.
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#hyacinth #potpurri #scentedgeraniums #pelargonium #farmerflorist #irishflowers # grownnotflown #irishflowerfarm #flowerfarmersofireland #microflowerfarm #bloomandgrow #floristry #rust #tincan #corkflorist #flowerfarmer #flowerfarm #cutflowers #springblooms #betweenthebriars
Scented geraniums - Apple | Lavender | Oak.
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This post is a bit of an excuse to share some of our scented geranium collection. Also to say that we're excited to be using lemon geranium {not shown} as  a foliage in our summer bouquets!  We love the frilly leaves and the rich fragrance will add some aromatherapy to your home! .
#aromatherapy #dreaming #summerbouquets #scentedgeraniums #pelargonium #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #cutflowers #foliage #grownnotflown #cork #ireland #flowersofinstagram #betweenthebriars
Scented geraniums - Apple | Lavender | Oak. . . This post is a bit of an excuse to share some of our scented geranium collection. Also to say that we're excited to be using lemon geranium {not shown} as a foliage in our summer bouquets! We love the frilly leaves and the rich fragrance will add some aromatherapy to your home! . #aromatherapy  #dreaming  #summerbouquets  #scentedgeraniums  #pelargonium  #irishflowerfarm  #microflowerfarm  #cutflowers  #foliage  #grownnotflown  #cork  #ireland  #flowersofinstagram  #betweenthebriars 
Crate of hyacinths. .
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Grew these in black flower crates to save space in our beds. Still undecided on wether to pull up entire bulb for longer stems or to cut at base leaving leaves for next year to feed the bulbs. The bulbs decrease in productivity after the first year so most commercial growers treat them as annual crops and throw bulbs away. Think we might trial a crate of second year bulbs next year to see what the blooms are like. .
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Seems a shame to throw bulbs away! .
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Anyone have any experience with this?
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#cutflowerfarm #hyacinth #planttrial #cutflower #easter #microflowerfarm #irishflowers #irishflowerfarm #bloomandgrow #grownnotflown #scentedblooms #instagardeners  #springblooms #spring #instagarden #betweenthebriars
Crate of hyacinths. . . Grew these in black flower crates to save space in our beds. Still undecided on wether to pull up entire bulb for longer stems or to cut at base leaving leaves for next year to feed the bulbs. The bulbs decrease in productivity after the first year so most commercial growers treat them as annual crops and throw bulbs away. Think we might trial a crate of second year bulbs next year to see what the blooms are like. . . Seems a shame to throw bulbs away! . . Anyone have any experience with this? . . #cutflowerfarm  #hyacinth  #planttrial  #cutflower  #easter  #microflowerfarm  #irishflowers  #irishflowerfarm  #bloomandgrow  #grownnotflown  #scentedblooms  #instagardeners  #springblooms  #spring  #instagarden  #betweenthebriars 
Narcisus and daffodil types all planted at the same time
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These bulbs were all planted in early December. Bunches of yellow daffodils are a 'dime a dozen' in Ireland, so we tried some unusual types this year.  The varieties on right are scented Bridal Crown and Tahiti. The bulbs on left are a mixed double blossom type, and are way ahead of the others. We planted over 200 bulbs to see how they grow on our site. Daffodils and narcisus bulbs multiply and need to be divided after a couple years. Meaning more flowers! .
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#planttrials #narcisus #bridalcrown #daffodils #flowerfarm #cutflowergarden #irishflowers #microflowerfarm #bloomandgrow #grownnotflown 
#rookie #flowerfarmer #instagardeners #yaycork
Narcisus and daffodil types all planted at the same time . . These bulbs were all planted in early December. Bunches of yellow daffodils are a 'dime a dozen' in Ireland, so we tried some unusual types this year. The varieties on right are scented Bridal Crown and Tahiti. The bulbs on left are a mixed double blossom type, and are way ahead of the others. We planted over 200 bulbs to see how they grow on our site. Daffodils and narcisus bulbs multiply and need to be divided after a couple years. Meaning more flowers! . . #planttrials  #narcisus  #bridalcrown  #daffodils  #flowerfarm  #cutflowergarden  #irishflowers  #microflowerfarm  #bloomandgrow  #grownnotflown  #rookie  #flowerfarmer  #instagardeners  #yaycork 
Latest addition- a no dig cut flower bed.
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This 4' x 12' bed will be used for a scented annual cut flower mix as well as ornamental grasses. .
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Being a big fan of Charles Dowding and the no dig method, we opted for mulching the grass over winter with cardboard. Then adding a layer of topsoil and manure with a light dressing of compost to plant into. It's a no dig lasagne!
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#nodig #nodiggardening #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #cutflowers #nodiglasagne #bloomandgrow #grownnotflown #dirt #soil #compost @charles_dowding
Latest addition- a no dig cut flower bed. . . This 4' x 12' bed will be used for a scented annual cut flower mix as well as ornamental grasses. . . Being a big fan of Charles Dowding and the no dig method, we opted for mulching the grass over winter with cardboard. Then adding a layer of topsoil and manure with a light dressing of compost to plant into. It's a no dig lasagne! . . #nodig  #nodiggardening  #irishflowerfarm  #microflowerfarm  #cutflowers  #nodiglasagne  #bloomandgrow  #grownnotflown  #dirt  #soil  #compost  @charles_dowding
Spring is springing.
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Today is the first day that it felt like spring on the flower farm. We are up on a hill so we tend to be a bit cooler overnight than most places. Our daffs are just begining to open now! This one doesn't seem to mind, cheery as ever!
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#daffodils #springblooms #irishflowers #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #grownnotflown #blooooms #sunshine #cutflowers #flowerfarmer
Springs first anemone.
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Been waiting all winter for these to show themselves through all the snow and rain. Its funny how one tiny sprout can bring such optimism. . Looking forward to colourful anemone bouquets!
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#springblooms #goodbyewinter #anemone #springequinox #march #irishflowers #irishflowerfarm #cutflowers #microflowerfarm #grownnotflown #gardening #flowers #instagardeners
| BETWEENTHEBRIARS.COM | So happy to announce our new website is live! 《link in bio》It's the product of a good few late nights spent on the smartphone learning wordpress.
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Our site is meant to be a quick look at what we hope to do in our first season. As well as a portfolio of bouquets and arrangements. Contact us through the website with any inquiries! More photos galleries and blog posts will be added in in early summer when the flowers get blooming! .
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#smartphonewebsite #diy #madeonmysamsunggalaxy #wordpress #irishflowers #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #grownnotflown #localflowersforlocalpeople #betweenthebriars #yaycork
| BETWEENTHEBRIARS.COM | So happy to announce our new website is live! 《link in bio》It's the product of a good few late nights spent on the smartphone learning wordpress. . . . Our site is meant to be a quick look at what we hope to do in our first season. As well as a portfolio of bouquets and arrangements. Contact us through the website with any inquiries! More photos galleries and blog posts will be added in in early summer when the flowers get blooming! . . . #smartphonewebsite  #diy  #madeonmysamsunggalaxy  #wordpress  #irishflowers  #irishflowerfarm  #microflowerfarm  #grownnotflown  #localflowersforlocalpeople  #betweenthebriars  #yaycork 
Celebrating the spring equinox with 80 newly sown seedlings.
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iceland poppy | rudbeckia | bells of ireland | cerinthe | cup and saucer vine | clematis | white currant tomato.
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#springequinox #spring #irishflowers #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #flowerfarm #seedaholicseeds #seedpropagation #giy #grownnotflown #gardening #yaycork
Sweet peas are bouncing back.
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Sown indoors January. Then after setting out in coldframe overnight they all got topped off! Some mouse had a field day with them. But fortunately i got them out and back inside. Most of the plants are all growing side shoots and thriving. Only lost a few plants which i will most likely direct sow when planting out next month. .
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Tip: Pinching sweetpeas produces more side shoots = more flowers
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#pinching #sweetpeas #themousediditforme #catnotdoingitsjob #risky #irishflowers #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #grownnotflown #betweenthebriars
Sweet peas are bouncing back. . . . Sown indoors January. Then after setting out in coldframe overnight they all got topped off! Some mouse had a field day with them. But fortunately i got them out and back inside. Most of the plants are all growing side shoots and thriving. Only lost a few plants which i will most likely direct sow when planting out next month. . . . Tip: Pinching sweetpeas produces more side shoots = more flowers . . . #pinching  #sweetpeas  #themousediditforme  #catnotdoingitsjob  #risky  #irishflowers  #irishflowerfarm  #microflowerfarm  #grownnotflown  #betweenthebriars 
Slowly but surely.
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antirrhinum 《snapdragon》 seedlings grown in sunny window without heating pad took  2-3 weeks to germinate. .
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Anyone else find germination to take this long? .
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#seedpropagation #snapdragons #antirrhinum #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #grownnotflown #flowerfarmer #germination #bloomandgrow
The mountains north of our farm.
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The seasonal changes on these mountains are so breathtaking. The snow is a rare treat but even more impressive are the heathers that cover the mountainsides and burst into pink blooms in early autumn!
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#galtees #irishmountains #threecounties #wildflowers #snowfall #bogland #ireland #irishflowerfarm #microflowerfarm #heather #wildfoliage #seasonal #hiking #betweenthebriars #landscapephotography
Alliums | hyacinth | daffodils.
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With all the snow from #stormemma these bulbs still have managed to make the most of what we got. Warmer weather is just around the corner.
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This year we're growing 12 types of #alliums, 2 types of #hyacinth and 6 types of #daffodil and #narcisus. Small amounts of each type but enough to get some nice bouquets and see what grows best in our first year. .
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#optimism #afterstormemma #calm #springblooms #irishflowers #microflowerfarm #cutflowers #grownnotflown #bloomandgrow #instagarden #flowerfarm #spring #betweenthebriars
Alliums | hyacinth | daffodils. . . . With all the snow from #stormemma  these bulbs still have managed to make the most of what we got. Warmer weather is just around the corner. . . . This year we're growing 12 types of #alliums , 2 types of #hyacinth  and 6 types of #daffodil  and #narcisus . Small amounts of each type but enough to get some nice bouquets and see what grows best in our first year. . . . #optimism  #afterstormemma  #calm  #springblooms  #irishflowers  #microflowerfarm  #cutflowers  #grownnotflown  #bloomandgrow  #instagarden  #flowerfarm  #spring  #betweenthebriars 
Moms basket | Garden foraging.
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my mother made this wobbly basket years ago, such a nice home for  helebores and foraged garden finds.
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Thanks Mom. @nelsen.kathy
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#helebores
#fern #willow #moss #ivy #wild #weeds #mothers #basketry #driedflowers #irishflowers #microflowerfarm #floristry #grownnotflown #underthefloralspell