Flowerful Stuff

Flower of the week, astrantia

In our flowerful Freddie’s Flowers boxes, being delivered this week, we have a very sweet and unique flower. Astrantia has many names. It’s known prettily as Hattie’s pincushion, less prettily as Great masterwort, and rather humorously as Melancholy gentleman. The name astrantia is either derived from the Latin ‘aster’ which means star, or from ‘magistrantia’…Read more

Flower of the week, stocks

This week our flower box delivery features a gorgeous flower with a very big nose. They smell absolutely wonderful! Stocks, or, Matthiola incana for the Latin fans are commonly and rather charmingly known as night-scented stock or evening-scented stock. This immediately transports me to sitting in the garden with a G&T on a balmy summer…Read more

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