Hi! I’m Beverley & I’m a 37 year old stay at home Mum from Aberdeen in Scotland. I have 2 boys age 4 & 7 and I have taken a pause in my career as a teacher to be with them while they are young.
Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being a Mum, however, in order to survive full time Motherhood, I definitely need something just for me. That something happens to be gardening and oh my goodness it brings me so much joy!
I started gardening during lockdown in 2020 when I grew my first batch of sweetpeas and cosmos and was instantly hooked. It wasn’t until I started my Instagram page back in early 2021, that I discovered the wonderful community of gardeners that are out there and gained an appreciation for what a mindful, nurturing hobby gardening is.
It didn’t take me long to find Lizzie’s page and her fab flower seed and bulb business - The Rose Press Garden - and it totally spoke to me!
The flower varieties are just my style - predominantly pastel shades in a pretty, cottage garden style with some cool, funky bits thrown in! I was soon ordering bits and pieces from the website and have been delighted with Every. Single. Thing. The flower varieties are beautiful and the germination rates are better than any other seeds I’ve tried. Obviously after trying and testing some of the products (including the advent calendar which I love love loved), I then HAD to sign up to the monthly subscription, and let me tell you, I am SO glad I did!
The subscription box has really helped me learn that gardening is an ongoing, year round process and that if you’re sowing and growing every month, you can have a garden full of flowers, structure and colour all year round. I’ve currently got loads of biennal seedlings growing away in my mini greenhouse, with the promise of flowers early next summer. How cool is that?! The process of nurturing these little seed babies is so mindful and rewarding that it truly becomes addictive.
Now I know all of this probably sounds overwhelming if you’ve never tried growing from seed before, but I promise it’s not. Each seed or bulb packet comes with step by step instructions and there are also online videos on Instagram or TRPG website where you can find tutorials to help - I refer to them all the time. You will grow lots of beautiful flowers and save yourself a fortune in the process. Plants are not cheap - but seeds, well they are super affordable and you get so many more plants. I really look forward to my box arriving through the post each month and discovering what goodies are in there!
If you’re not sure where to start with growing a pretty garden full of flowers then The Rose Press Garden subscription boxes are absolutely perfect. No experience necessary! So what are you waiting for?!
Go. For. It. Join the flower filled fun!
Pop on to Lizzie’s Instagram page @therosepressgarden or visit her website and get growing! I’ll see you on the other side ;)