Ben Cross from Crosslands Flower Nursery has been nominated for the British Florist Association ‘Grower of the Year award! He would love it if you could lend him your votes and make British Flowers Rock! Use the link below to vote, simply scroll to category 3 and select ‘Crosslands Flower Nursery’ voting closes 1st September https://www.surveymonkey.co.
Ben has been supplying us with fantastic Alstroemeria for years – they look spectacular and last for ages.
Ben is a fourth generation grower at Crosslands Flower Nursery which was established in 1936 in West Sussex and is one of the last flower nurseries producing cut flowers in a full colour range all year-round.
Ben’s British Alstroemeria is a very sustainable crop. His flowers are not sprayed with any chemicals after being harvested and go into recyclable, reusable boxes and arrive with customers the next day. No soil cooling techniques are used to force production and some flower beds are over 20 years old, still producing premium quality stems. Under 5% of the crop is replanted a year so sterilizing the soil is kept to a minimum.
The British Alstroemeria is known as a ‘Cool Crop’ and a ‘Dry Crop’ so doesn’t take much heat input or watering. Optimum heat at night through the winter is just 13°C via a biomass boiler and the crop is watered for just 20 minutes once a month in the winter and just 20 minutes once every 10 days in the summer unlike flowers grown in warmer countries that use a lot more water resource.
So there are many reasons to vote for Ben
Ben produces wonderful flowers and is always extreme helpful when I contact him and order direct from him. He is a credit to the flower industry. Long live British flower
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