When guests arrive after a long, tiring and often stressful journey, all they want is a warm welcome and a cosy, clean and comfortable cottage to relax in. We also like to add the ‘Wow’ factor with the table laid for tea with locally made big cream cake and a centerpiece vase of stunning home grown flowers.
Juliet, who is Cornish Farm flowers, is a gardener by trade and until 4 years ago looked after other people’s plots until a back injury forced her to give up. The family home at Grampound (the next village heading west for Truro) has 4 acres of land so she decided to erect a poly tunnel and grow cutting flowers for a living instead! She knew it would be a steep learning curve – with no background in flower arranging or commercial flower growing and not using chemical fertilisers and sprays – plus our unpredictable Cornish weather, anything could happen……
Success happened, along with a great deal of determination, hard work and burning of midnight oil and now the order book is overflowing for wedding bouquets, buttonholes, floral displays and celebrations of any kind. We’ve been customers from the very beginning and the changeover day arrival of Juliet with her van bursting forth with blooming loveliness is eagerly anticipated.
People often come to Bosinver to celebrate special occasions and Juliet is more than happy to deliver bouquets here for you – her telephone number is 07944253033
Her husband Jonathan makes cider and cider vinegar from their 1200 apple, pear and plum trees. Farm and tasting tours are available, plus on site sales www.gouldcider.co.uk (ask Paul for a reference!)
If you are keen on local brews you can find Tremethick Brewery on the opposite side of the road from Gould cider, making a variety of local beers and lager.
That’s the holiday gifts sorted then and you’ve supported local independent businesses too!