This week I brought a little of the outside in, in the form of some Hawthorn blossom, and it got me thinking about the wonders of foraging. Where I can, I always try to incorporate blooms into my bouquets from either my garden or from the hedgerows where I live, I think of it as my own little signature. However, I’m also very aware of the importance of doing this sustainably. So, for this week’s blog…March 26, 2021
My mum was a great gardener and a very keen one. The borders in her garden were deep and full of large shrubs, offset against the prettiest English roses and flowers. As a result, I remember frequently being out in the garden with my mum – maybe, this is where my love for gardening stemmed from. Gardening for me is pure escapism and even though my mum is no longer…March 12, 2021
I must admit I often find the first week in January a little ‘sluggish’. It’s back to being woken by the alarm clock and with the Christmas decorations coming down everything can feel a little bleak. One thing I like to do to help ‘banish the blues’ is to give the house a post-Christmas spring clean and replace the Christmas decorations with Spring bulbs and greenery. Beating those January Blues Here are some…January 8, 2021
The garden is very much going into hibernation mode and while some of my roses are still flowering, the majority of my Summer flowers have now died back. One of the things I love about Spring and Summer is the abundance of blooms you have to play with, both in your garden and in arrangements. However, never underestimate the impact foliage can have on its own during Autumn and Winter. If you are doing any…November 12, 2020
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