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Narcissus season comes to an end

Last October when we planted our haul of bulbs – Narcissus, Tulip, Allium, Iris, Muscari……it felt like it would take forever to see the brown earth come alive and be filled with flowers. I was SO excited when the first flowers appeared on the farm, Spring had arrived to break the long, dark winter.

But now, almost too soon our flowery golden bounty of daffodils has come to an end.

I happily harvested those first flowers in rain and then sunshine. I couldn’t wait to get my first lot of blooms to the market (lots of Daffodils and some Hyacinths and Tulips), imagining all the customers who would be thrilled to buy a pop of sunshine…. Off I went….And sold TWO bunches. Few people wanted my humble yellow daffs. The interest was on the Tulips and Hyacinths – of which I sold a few. I went home a little deflated.

Over the next few weeks more varieties of daffodils made an appearance – the doubles Golden Ducat and Apotheose and the sweetly scented Paperwhites, Martinette and Bridal Crown (which is both double and scented). At the same time my confidence on the market grew.

On the last day of bringing my daffodil harvest to market, I SOLD OUT. Well done daffs, you’ve earned your place in the field next year :)

 

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Welcome to the Soah Flowers blog. A journal about life on a little flower farm in the south east of Ireland.

So far, we have over an acre of land to use, a number of mini tunnels where we do all our propagating, sell our flowers at a weekly market and arrange flowers for events. Even though the season is not yet in full swing there’s already so much to do. How we’ll manage with two small kids when we expand and move into the really busy season I don’t know, we’ll just have to see how it goes…..!

This blog is intended not just for our readers but also for us. Keeping a record, a diary of our journey will allow us, during the times when we get overwhelmed with the amount of work we have to do or frustrated with the list of items that we still need to buy, to see how far we really have come from the beginning when this was all just an idea.

One thing we are sure of though, is that we love what we do – and hope we’ll be doing it for a long time.