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BB Podcast Episode 50: Rosebie Morton

Nov 11, 2019

Today we’re visiting with Rosbie Morton, founder/owner of The Real Flower Company located in Hampshire, England to discuss:

  • how her perplexity over the lack of scented roses propelled her to find and grow varieties with scent
  • the growth and diversity of her business over the years
  • how she increased stem length while maintaining the scent of the roses she grows
  • the experience which led her to grow roses under cover
  • pricing specialty roses
  • how she staffs The Real Flower Company farm, retail shops, and sweet pea nursery
  • why she felt it was necessary to partner with a sister company in Kenya
  • her thoughts on sustainability and education
  • her experience behind the scenes at the Chelsea Flower Show
  • handling the challenges of rose diseases

Links mentioned in Episode Fifty:

Tambuzi Garden Roses | Nanyuki, Kenya | The Real Flower Co’s ethical sister farm

Find Rosebie here:

Website | Personal InstagramCompany Instagram | Facebook  | Pinterest | Twitter

Chelsea Flower Show | Image of Rosebie courtesy of Flowerona | Awarded Silver Gilt Medal

Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Coming in 2020:  International Workshop Experience in The Netherlands (April 5-11, 2020) with Sue Mcleary and Hanneke Frankema.  See the highlight video from Mayesh’s first international workshop which took place earlier this year in Quito, Ecuador. Mayesh is looking forward to creating more magical flower moments abroad with groups of passionate flower designers. Want to attend The Netherlands workshop? Click here for more info.

Click here to visit Mayesh Wholesale’s useful website – filled with tools & educational content like the Flower Library treasured by designers.

Co-Hosts: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha) & Maggie Bailey (Bramble & Bee)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee




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