Floral Art

Story of Flowers – Azuma Makoto

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  If you have delved into my essential reading list, you will already know that I find the work of floral artist Azuma Makoto […]

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RHS Botanical Art Show 2017

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  Had I not been a landscape architect, gardener or fashion designer – all professions suggested by my school careers advisor, who was largely […]

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Anything Fauxs

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  I have just returned from my annual pilgrimage to Christmas World, Europe’s biggest Christmas trade fair. Had I not known where I was, […]

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Sing Hallelujah!

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  The builders have left the building – sing hallelujah, ring out the bells and fa la la la la!! We are finally free […]

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Saying it with Flowers

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  Two subjects I prefer not to write about in this blog are my day job and artificial flowers. Today I make an exception, […]

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In, Out, In, Out, Shake it all About

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  Hasn’t the whole EU Referendum campaign been ghastly? I’ve just wanted to run and hide in the garden until its all over. There’s […]

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British Flowers Week 2016

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  On one subject, and possibly one subject only, do Him Indoors and I agree: there must always be flowers in our house. Sadly […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Iris confusa

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Iris confusa: bamboo iris, 扁竹蘭 As the fig, olive and bay have matured, our seaside garden has become partly shaded. Where once plants basked […]

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Photo Opportunity

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I love anything to do with flowers; studying them, gazing at them, talking about them, growing them and photographing them. I don’t believe I […]

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Snowdrop Week: Japanese Kokedama

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If they didn’t literally smack you full in the face, the sheer ingenuity of the hanging snowdrop decorations at the Chelsea Physic Garden last […]

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All the Fun of the Fair

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For the last three days I have been trawling Europe’s trade fairs searching for the next big thing in the world of Christmas. I […]

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