You'll remember Mr Naylor from that time we filled the shop with this delphinium in an attempt to show people what seasonal and local actually meant.
and people wanted lilies.
oh how we
he also grows sweet williams and peonies and alliums, and daffodils.
Of course this was years ago, and talk of british flowers has become de rigeur, and very trendy.
Personally i don't have the patience, or the time, i'd rather concentrate on arranging them and let the experts grow them.
But I am one of the most impatient people you will ever meet and I didn't get into floristry to wait 7 years for a peony to yield 10 stems,
i got into it for the instant gratification.