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Snowy Day Workshop

           

Had a lovely day yesterday with Jaz who came along for a one to one workshop – a Christmas present from her aunt and rather appropriately it snowed all day. With oodles of cream roses, wax flowers, lisianthus and eucalyptus to play with we had great fun making flower crowns and bridal bouquets fit for a snow princess.

 

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British Flower Week

Its British Flower Week....To celebrate I visited the gardens at The Manor, Hemingford Grey, it's a quintessentially English garden, backing on to the river Ouse, It's a joy to explore the gardens and despite the heat there are still plenty of gorgeous classic English rose blooms to be found.....

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Spring Is Here…….

Spring is here and with it comes a wide array of colorful flowers, tulips are a great favourite and come in just about every colour possible (except a true blue). A few fun facts about the humble tulip:

  • There are over 3,000 varieties worldwide
  • Red tulips symbolise “Love”
  • White Tulips say “I’m sorry”
  • In the 1600s tulips were the most expensive flower in the world costing almost ten times the average working mans salary and were the cause of an economic crash in the Netherlands.
  • During WWII, it was common place to eat Tulips there bulbs were often used to make bread and to replace onions in stews, they can even be made into wine !!!

 

 

 

 

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Mothering Sunday ……..

With less than two weeks to go we are busy preparing our Mothers’ day flower designs, but don’t worry there’s still time to order your flowers. Traditionally Mothers’ Day was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given the day off to visit their mother and family, often they would collect flowers from the roadside to give to their mother when they reached their home. Today families still get together to celebrate with their mums, in the uk over 30 million cards are sent and its one of the most popular days of the year for sending flowers and eating out.