Flowerful Stuff

Flower of the week: lavender

You might know cut limonium in its less tongue-tying title of sea lavender. How charming – the lavender of the sea! If you think you’re experiencing de-ja-vu right now you’re right. Well, kind of. We’ve covered the sea side of this beautiful flower already. So instead I’m going to linger on the flower that cut…Read more

Laurel for the victors

The fauna of youth In this weeks arrangement we’ve added the foliage of all foliage. The fountain of youth for flora and fauna. This stuff just does not get old. The ever-green Laurel. I think it looks rather splendid amongst the roses, bouvardia and gypsophila don’t you? Marcus L-Aurel-ius and co When you think of…Read more

Flower of the week: Anigozanthos

When I name drop anigozanthos stems, I tend to get a resounding ‘anigo-what?’. No I’m not mumbling about about a girl called Annie who goes to Zakynthos on holiday. Believe it or not I’m talking about a flower that’s baffling in both name and floral nature. Try saying anigozanthos right first time. Impossible. How about…Read more

Flower of the week: Bouvardia

Bonjour to the little tubular bell-square shaped show-offs; the beautiful and wonderfully scented cut bouvardia! Unlike some our past ‘flowers of the week’, you may have come across bouvardia. It’s a popular choice in celebratory arrangements. Which figures, seeing as cut bouvardia symbolises enthusiasm. And who could be more enthusiastic about the flower itself than me? You will…Read more

Flower of the week: Pink Sedum

A succulent for sore eyes in September Autumn’s on the mind and in the hues and shades of the leaves on the trees. So it’s our late bloomer, freshly cut pink sedum, who gets pride of place this time of year. Maybe you’ve stopped to wonder what that pretty, waxy leafed shrub-like plant is that pours…Read more

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