Get Your Garden Spring Ready While the cold snap is well and truly in place, daffodils will be poking their head through the soil before you know it, so it is time to start thinking about getting your garden spring ready. You will have already planted your bulbs in October or November, however, if not, it isn’t too late to plant them, but you will have to purchase summer flowering…

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Sometimes you come across a book so beautiful it absolutely takes your breath away, The Botanical Treasury is absolutely one of those books. A gorgeous offering from kew Gardens and Carlton Books. Completely stunning. It is so much more than a book. In this lovely box set you get both a lovely paperback guide and a collection of art. It contains  the story of 40 of the world’s most fascinating…

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Flowers for everyone Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank     I do believe the are flowers for everyone; from a simple white lily or orchid for the elegant minimalist to a huge posy of ramshackle and rather fabulous peonies – for people like me,who lack a little order and adore their wildness.    …

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Planting and Caring for Roses There’s something quintessentially elegant about roses. The thorns create such a stark contrast to the beautiful flowers that there’s something wonderfully aesthetically perfect about these plants. Here I wanted to share some of the best tips we’ve found for caring for roses. Types of Roses There are a seemingly infinite variety of roses and new varieties are being created all the time. The most common…

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Flowers do not have to be expensive, contrived, formal or complicated. In fact the most beautiful flowers are often just a little posy carelessly gathered and thrown in a little glass jar, just as children do. I bought some freesia this weekend, just a tiny bunch and mixed them with a few sprigs of blossom and a few early spring flowers from our garden. I used a pretty little preserving…

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