Wilder Flowers from the Farm

Posted: 22nd October 2018

In our drive to promote diverse farming, we’re delighted to welcome another microbusiness to Honeydale. Wilder are a social enterprise specialising in cottage garden style cut flowers and are part of Flowers from the Farm, a growing network of artisan flower farmers ...
Chris and I had fantastic weather for our late season inspection of the apiary, but we weren’t there to do an actual inspection. At this time of year, there is virtually no risk of swarming and we are more likely to do more harm than good if we start to take the hive apart now, so we were ...

Ploughing for Heritage Wheat

Posted: 18th September 2018

Yesterday afternoon we ploughed up two acres of herbal ley for heritage wheat which will be sown next month. This is the fifth year of our rotation and it’s not the first time we’ve grown heritage wheat. We trialled it on a small scale last year, but and are now multiplying up the ...

Wasps V Bees

Posted: 3rd September 2018

With a busy season in full swing at Cotswold Seeds, it’s been a while since the last full inspection of the Honeydale bees, but I took Jessie along with me last week to see what’s been going on. Jessie is doing some work experience at Cotswold Seeds prior to starting her agricultural ...

End of August Update

Posted: 31st August 2018

As August makes way for September, the freshly planted grass by our new entrance is looking lush and green, thanks to the recent rain. The sunflowers in the wild bird seed mix (the final year 8 of our crop rotation) are looking stunning and we’ve also been preparing seed beds for our ...

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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.