On a quiet Sunday morning in mid May, we were getting ready for a bridal consultation. A cake was duly made, the lawns were mown and the weeds were languishing on the compost heap.
A call came through. It was the BBC. Could they come and visit? Sure. When? Today. Ah.
Just over an hour later, reporters and cameramen were invading the farm...
While my potential bride and her family were discussing everything floral for her wedding, I was whisked off to give a tour of the flower farm.
We paused outside Polly the polytunnel to discuss where the best filming location might be on the farm.
Before I knew it, the tour and pleasantries were over, and it was time to get down to business. After all, this feature was to be run that evening, so there was no time to waste!
Now if you give me a G & T and ask me about British flowers, I can chat all night. But with the cameras rolling, it all feels very different. There's certainly pressure to get it right. Perhaps that accounts for my pursed lips and thoughtful expression. I was lucky to have our trusty terrier on hand to take over if needed. After all, she had no idea what all the fuss was about.
Next up was my bride, Zoe, who did a wonderful job of talking clearly and honestly about her reasons for choosing British flowers for her wedding. She was a natural!
So what did we think of the outcome?
It was great to see the farm on the TV that night, and to be part of what I still consider is a revolution in British flowers. I'm thrilled that the NFU is taking a stronger stand in supporting growers and was privileged to be a part of the media coverage of that story.
What's next for us? British Flowers Week runs 19-25th June this year. Watch this space...
Oh, and if you missed the feature, head to our Facebook page to see it in full.