Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:21
James, do you have much experience of producing cut flowers or gardening in general? You may not be aware that the requirements of the cut flower trade are very different to the type of flowers grown by most home gardeners.
Florists' flowers are developed especially to have long straight stems and firm long-lasting buds and blooms which will survive packing and transportation etc. Most of these require specialist growing conditions which will be difficult for home gardeners to replicate. They will also need to be able to predict when and how many of a particular bloom will be ready and have facilities to transport them in temperature-controlled vehicles.
It is not the sort of thing that anyone could do as a hobby and expect to recoup their expenditure let alone make a profit.
Small and amateur growers are far more likely to achieve a profit by growing and selling their own flowers at markets and regular roadside stalls.