When you think of the term avant garde, alternative flowers may not jump to the front of the list.
Did you know Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn?
How are you feeling this week? Full of joy and leaping out of bed or full of the January blues, hitting snooze and wishing it wasn’t morning quite yet? Poor old Jan – it gets a bit of a knocking. Not its fault but still. It can be a miserly old bugger. By now most […]
You might need to put your shades on for this one, it’s a blinder. This stunning yellow bunch will bring sunshine flooding into your home.
In the wake of Blue Monday, January blues might feel rather present and correct right now. Poor old January isn’t known for much on the positivity front. But let’s look on the bright side shall we? I for one would rather January wasn’t accused of harbouring the most depressing day of the year! I reckon […]
My flower diary of 2017 The year 2017 has been my biggest year yet. Well actually December was the biggest and best month. Not only did I turn 30 but I also got hitched. Yup. Married!!! If that’s not a big year for you then I don’t know what is! Looking back Having a look […]
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth My daughter has her second wobbly tooth. This has raised many questions like what happens if you accidentally swallow it? Or what happens if it falls out on Christmas Eve? Are Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy allowed to come on the same night? Honestly, […]
Being the flower enthusiast that I am, I dream long and hard about the day I get my Christmas flowers delivered. So let’s think for a moment. Red is the colour of Christmas, guaranteed. How do I fill a vase full of the epitome of Christmas? With a floral arrangement bigger than Father Christmas’ belly, […]
It’s that time of year when it’s almost impossible to do anything without feeling at least a bit festive. You look around and you find yourself immersed in festive floral things morning, noon and night. Okay maybe the floral aspect is just me but still! The lights have been turned on, the shops are rammed […]
A potted history of christmas, from wreaths to crackers Is there anywhere better than London at Christmas? This is the city that inspired Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’, after all. Just walk through Covent Garden and the whiff of mulled wine tickles your nozzle and the wonder of the magical lights put the Northern Light’s to […]
As an avid Christmas lover, the idea of choosing festive flowers and the tree of all trees fills me with joy. I remember running around the carpark-turned-tree-maze sizing them up, trying to find the biggest one to beg my parents to buy. All the while with a childish disregard of the fact that it wouldn’t […]
Solidago A solid(ago) favourite of mine in the plant world. Which is why I include it in our flower boxes every now and then. Solidago is a splendid plant with very green leaves and a glittering of tiny yellow flowers on top. Solidago is usually found in large open areas such as meadows, prairies and […]