Anticipation

For the lucky few – journalists, celebrities and royalty – the Chelsea Flower Show starts today. The rest of must wait until 8am tomorrow when the show opens to members of the Royal Horticultural Society. With the temperature due to remain in the high twenties, HRH The Queen will need her sunscreen when she gives the show her seal of […]

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Making Arrangements

This Wednesday I was extended the great honour of arranging the flowers for Trevoole Farm’s NGS open day.  I’m not sure what qualified me for the job, other than a general willingness to have a go, but the opportunity to play with oodles of flowers and a fabulous collection of vintage vessels was far to […]

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Hangers-On

It’s midweek and already my brain has turned to blancmange.  So for everyone’s sake, I’ll keep today’s post simple. Living by the seaside, we need not stray very far to marvel at nature’s resourcefulness.  Occupying a variety of precarious positions, chalk-loving wild flowers punctuate the white cliffs around Broadstairs from spring until late autumn.  Pictured […]

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Hampton Court 2013: Wild at Heart

Nikki Tibbles, the creative talent behind florist ‘Wild at Heart‘, designed a special bouquet for this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. It combined Peony ‘Coral Charm’, sweet peas, peach and yellow roses, Asclepia, Alchemilla and Rudbeckia. Despite the heat, Wild at Heart’s display looked fresh and sophisticated ….. and that included the chilled-out staff manning […]

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The Perfect Cure for a Hangover? Easton Walled Gardens, Lincolnshire

Having partied until the small hours, and feeling just a little bit hung over, we weren’t exactly sure if we were up to getting out of bed today, let alone visiting gardens. However, the sun was out and there was a nice warm breeze, so we stopped half way home to blow the remaining cobwebs […]

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