THINKING ABOUT JOINING US?
What's the easiest way to start?
I've put together monthly Flower Kits so you can grow alongside me and the rest of our Floral Project members - this way we all get to sow, grow and give together.
What if I have never gardened before?
That's fine - you'll be amongst many other newbies, you'll get inspired by others further ahead on their journeys in our community and I'll give you full instructions! And in a couple of months, you'll no longer be a newbie!
What flowers can I grow this month to start my cut flower patch?
This simple guide will recommend 10 flowers to start your cut flower garden this month:
Do I need a greenhouse?
No, you don't:) All seedlings can be placed out into a sheltered spot in the garden if you don't have access to a greenhouse or a cold frame.
But you could :)
This blog post and video explain my current set up and how that evolved.
Have I left it too late to get involved?
Not at all! There are seeds you can sow every single month of the year for a cut flower garden so any time is a perfect time to get started.
What if I'm an experienced gardener?
We'd love to have your expertise in our community! You might just not be able to source the seeds you want right now, you might have better things to do with your time than figuring out what works best as a cut flower. Our kits make it super-simple for you.
Do I need a big garden?
No, we have people growing only in pots in their patios and people growing in gardens that are half-an-acre in size. Obviously the more garden you have, the more flowers you can grow but as long as you have a handful of pots or can find a couple of metres of garden bed (or create them!), you'll be able to grow The Floral Project seeds.
What do I need apart from seeds?
Basically, a flower bed or pots that get 6-8 hours sunshine a day (or just light if you live in Scotland!), compost and something to sow your seeds into (which can be as basic as a used yoghurt pot). You might also need flower pots but I'll let you know more (and where to get what you need online) while you wait for your seeds. I do my best to provide the most affordable solutions.
Who do I gift my flowers to?
We'll cover that while you wait to get started - there are plenty of people who don't have much colour in their lives that would love to receive the fruits of your floral efforts - I'll help you find them.
What if I want to grow just for myself?
Of course you can join us! What happened to me is that I started to grow for myself, got hooked, starting finding extra bits of garden to plant in and then quickly realised I had way too many flowers for my own house - and hence the idea to gift my flowers. Whether you're growing just for yourself, for the bees or for others, you are most welcome to join us.
Can I buy a Flower Kit as a gift for a friend?
Yes! What a lovely idea. You can find all our Flower Kits here and just make sure to enter their name and address in the delivery details - we'll send it out to them with full sowing instructions.
SUPPORT FOR CURRENT floral project growers
Where's my order?
Delivery reports are available via the tracking number in your Shipping Confirmation sent when your order was shipped. Click the tracking number and it should take you straight to the Royal Mail website. If you can’t find your Shipping Confirmation, search in your inbox for “A shipment from order #”.
Your order should be with you 2-3 working days after you receive your shipping confirmation.
If it is late, please check the tracking provided by Royal Mail. If it shows “An update will only be provided when we attempt to deliver your item” we would appreciate your patience and ask you to contact us if you haven’t received it within 10 working days (incl. Saturdays) of receiving your shipping confirmation.
I've lost my sowing instructions!
No problem - you can find all our Flower Kit Instructions here: https://thefloralproject.co.uk/pages/flower-kit-instructions
I've got seedlings!! What do I do next?
Congratulations!!! Take a look here to see what to do next: Flower Kit Flower Kit Instructions
Where can I find the Floral Project Facebook Community?
I'd like to cancel my Flower Club
Of course, we'll be sad to see you go. Would you consider skipping a month rather than cancelling altogether? That way you can pick back up when you're ready.
To skip a month or cancel your subscription you can request a login link via email. If you don't receive this, please check you have used the email address you used when joining The Flower Club and that it's not in your spam/junk folder.
If you do skip a month or cancel, please note that this must be done before the 28th of the month otherwise your kit will be prepared and starting to make its way to you so we'll only be able to stop your kits from the following month.
When you cancel, you will also lose access to The Secret Garden straight away (it's a technical thing but our system checks you're an 'active' member before it will allow access and you're no longer 'active'). If you want to retain access for the remainder of the month, please email us at email@example.com.
If you skip a month you will lose access to The Secret Garden for the month you have skipped.