When you watch you’ll learn:
- Why alstroemeria is not a “cut flower”
- How sustainability is built into every facet of Crosslands Flower Nursery
- Specific IPM techniques Ben uses–including a spider that eats itself
- How long alstro produces in the greenhouse–it’s MUCH longer than I would have thought
- Ideal conditions for growing and best seasons for sourcing local British grown alstro
- And how much his customers love his product
After watching you can see that sustainability is at the heart of Ben’s operation. Under his leadership, Crosslands has led a campaign to improve labelling on flowers in the UK, undertaken an initiative to promote sustainable growing and cultivated a greater sense of community among its customers. Follow @alstroemeriaben on Instagram here and follow his #BritishFlowersRock campaign, too.
By the way, if you’re in the USA and you want to support local growers in your area, you can join the #slowflowers movement. Follow @slowflowerssociety and @debraprinzing as well as @thefloralsource, to learn more about sourcing American Grown Flowers.
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