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Superstitions. One for sorrow, Two for joy.

Superstitions. As the saying goes One for sorrow, Two for joy. Superstitions extend to flowers to some degree. When hospitals allowed fresh flowers for patients, nurses often separated red flowers from white in different vases. The superstitions surrounding red flowers signifying blood & white flowers bandages. Two Magpies. One for Sorrow Two for Joy When [...]

By |2018-08-03T16:05:03+00:00May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized, wedding flowers|0 Comments

Recipe for a quick Spring takeaway

Who doesn't love spring flowers. Who doesn't love grabbing a bunch of daffodils or tulips at the supermarket checkout. As a professional florist I suppose I shouldn't really be advocating buying flowers from supermarkets, except I do. I say buy them wherever you choose, just buy them. After all, similar to the hashtag 'we are [...]

By |2017-03-07T13:21:33+00:00March 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Abundance in modest setting

Flowers for funerals are as highly personal as any other floral occasions. I say it so often; but it is really true, I feel privileged to be involved in the celebration of someone's life. A thanksgiving service fairly recently I was asked to create flowers for, was for a lady who in her earlier years [...]

By |2017-02-22T13:02:47+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Subscribing to less is sometimes more

A lovely customer who I visit regularly - she receives one of our flower subscriptions - (more of this in another blog post!) decided to go for something slightly different in her hall vase. As one of my lovely regulars, a good sized varied floral table centre from the weekend lunch gathering was still looking [...]

By |2016-11-22T20:43:28+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Classic & cheery

With the festive season approaching & an abundance of red, gold & glitter everywhere,  things are busy as ever spinning the many floral plates in the studio. Talking peonies, hydrangeas & Lily of the valley for some lovely spring summer 2017 brides, at the same time arranging winter tables evoking sparkle, warmth & winter white. [...]

By |2016-11-15T12:47:03+00:00November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Taking Stock

Along with waiting for winter & the Autumn snooze for flora & fauna, it's also a good time for us humans to take stock. & I don't just mean spending a few hours counting all my vases & glassware as in stock taking. With the many major polictical changes recently, excited new world leaders, creating [...]

By |2016-11-13T20:55:34+00:00November 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Waiting for winter

With summer days drawing to a close, the chill of Autumn brings less talk of soft pastels and more of vibrant firecracker colours when people come & talk to me about flowers. Strangely, many dread the start of Autumn. Ashen, shaded sky's seem less exciting than the treats of bright crispness, falling leaves in colours [...]

By |2016-11-09T12:22:32+00:00November 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments