Flowerful Stuff

A rose and a Rose

When flower talk crops up, fresh roses delivered to the doorstep might spring to mind. For a birthday, perhaps. An anniversary, or a heartwarming gesture of you’re-great-and-a-good-friend kind of thing. Maybe for no other reason then just because? I like the idea of that the best. Seeing as us Brits love roses, it’s only natural…Read more

Double, double toil and trouble…

Fang-tastic flowers In this weeks blog I’ve decided to explore some of the weird and wonderful flowers out there. All inspired by the flower carthamus which you will find in our arrangement this week, oh, and it’s halloween too of course. Carthamus Tinctorius This flower rather reminds me of a pumpkin and what an apt…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

Pumpkin perfect!

The Four Seasons Most people know them as spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Not in our house. My daughter renamed them–Buttercups, roses, conkers, and Christmas. While it’s a bit sweeping, she is not wrong. I have been slightly disconcerted though, as she is five years old and still doesn’t know the months of the year.…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

Photo gallery – September’s stupendous arrangements

Photo gallery Nothing makes us happier than when we see photographs of our flowers in their new home. Thank you to our lovely gang of customers who have sent in and posted photographs. Bringing Autumn firmly in the forefront of our minds September showed some cosy collections such as sweet williams, brassicas, lisanthus and the and the sophisticated sedum. So here…Read more

A whole bunch of Autumn

Blustery, autumnal wonderfulness Autumn is well and truly here. The colour outside is changing, t-shirts have been swapped for jumpers and the demand for the heating to be put on echoes around the office every 5 minutes. The answer is still ”put another jumper on”. So to celebrate the colder winds and darker mornings we…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

Crazy for cabbage!

Vegetable – schmegetable! Welcome to the magical history tour of the wonderful brassica. Over the last few years brassicas have become increasingly popular in flower arrangements. I love ornamental brassicas in flower arranging. We love the bohemian idea of having a veg in with flowers so that is exactly what we have done in this…Read more

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