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The Nosey Posy - 25

It's the first week of Spring! ...And it even feels like Spring too. To celebrate, here's a lovely colour-filled posy with fragrant freesias and bright Spring blooms. We've also squeezed in the daffodils in honour of St David's Day. What's British this week? All of it, yippee!  And did you know that according to FloraHolland only 10% of flowers for the British market are British grown. We're starting to take Mother's Day orders So do get in touch with us....Details on the website soon...

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The Nosey Posy - 24

Busy bees At the end of February, bees need to find plenty of pollen and nectar to take back to the hive to stimulate the queen to lay her eggs. The more pollen they can bring her, the more eggs she lays, and the bigger the colony. One such prize-winning early pollen-producing plant is the hellebore. Others include snowdrops, mahonia and crocuses. If you have a garden with a spare patch, why not plant something pretty that will keep the bees happy too! In this week's posy The green iris in this week's posy come from Cornwall and we think they are really very special! Such a lovely, delicate variety with velvety burgundy tips that you won't find in the supermarkets! To compliment them we've added red-tipped hebe and...

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The Nosey Posy - 23

Scilly narcissi! We are lucky to have a beautiful range of narcissi grown for generations on the Isles of Scilly. This week's posy features the double scented variety Earlicheer, said to smell like sweet vanilla custard, and Soleil D'Or, with notes of grapefruit and vanilla on a woody balsamic base, if you will. We're opening up the delivery area You heard it here first... we are starting to take orders from Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole and Ferndown. Do contact us if you'd like further information as it's not on the website yet! What's British this week? Narcissi, Forsythia, Eucalyptus, Pittosporum, Viburnum lauristinus, Pussy willow.

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The Nosey Posy - 22

The new vases are here! OK, so they look pretty similar to the old ones, but I'm hoping these slightly thicker and wider-based vases will be just the job for the heavier blooms, twigs and berries that we sometimes use. Do let us know how you get on with them.  Be my Valentine? This week's posy has a splash of red from the anemones - don't say we're not romantic around here! And our posy gift vouchers make a lovely alternative to the usual dozen red roses. What's British this week? Snowdrop, Alstromeria, Rhododendron, Birch catkins, Alder cones, Sarcococca, Epimedium, Cupressus, Lonicera nitida.

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The Nosey Posy - 21

That stinks! As well as stinky being one of my daughter's favourite words, it's also used to describe the green hellebores featured in this week's posy. But do not fear, they're only somewhat pungent if the leaves are crunched up. I also just discovered that hellebores belong to the buttercup family, as does the white ranunculus also in the posy. Direct from the grower This week all but the ranunculus is British - not bad for January and this lousy weather! The alstromeria has come direct from Ben the grower in West Sussex, who's family business has been growing altros for 70 years. What's British this week? Alstromeria, Narcissi, Tulips, Birch, Tree Heather, Hazel catkins. 

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