St Martin’s Business Is Blooming With Bumper Crop

Churchtown Farm

A St Martin’s flower business says they have more flowers than they can handle this year.

Ben Julian, who runs Churchtown Flower Farm, says the hot, dry summer and mild autumn has resulted in a bumper crop of scented narcissi, which respond well to the conditions.

He told us the quality is amazing this year, but customers, particularly on the mainland, are not used to having narcissi so early. Their peak period is normally over Christmas.

So Ben says they’re pulling out all the stops to let people know about the flowers including special offers on their website (see here) and trying to sell more flowers into the wholesale markets.

Ben says the farm is currently preparing for the busy Christmas period, in which they have to pack and post up to 19,000 boxes of flowers in a week.

Anyone interested in packing flowers on Friday 16th and Monday 19th December on St Mary’s should contact Jackie Perkins on 01720 422169.