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Because you're worth it!

Happy Valentine's Day It's all about self-love these days. In addition to extra Valentine's Day orders, I'm happy to say that I have lots of customers who treat themselves to flowers. It's a much better idea than waiting for someone else to give you some! We should all try to do things that will bring us a bit of cheer at the moment. Self-love is high on the agenda for (home) school lessons and we're trying to think of three things to be grateful for each day. Despite the lack of variation in our days at the moment, it's actually easier than you might think! What's in the posy? Tulip, hyacinth, camellia, viburnum, cupressus, dogwood, alder catkins, box, rosemary, alstroemeria,...

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This posy will bring you good luck!

White heather I couldn't resist using mimosa again this week. It doesn't hang around for long so I'm making the most of it! There's also heather tucked in, which will hopefully give us all a bit of good luck today. Did you know that Feb 5th is 'Give Kids a Smile Day'! Started by the American Dental Association in 2003, it might just be the right thing to do if you spot a child! This homeschooling business is a struggle for most parents but also a strange and difficult time for the kids too. What's in the posy? Tulip, hyacinth, narcissi, eucalyptus, heather, alstroemeria, birch twigs, mimosa, eleagnus, salal. What's fragrant? Narcissi, mimosa, hyacinth, eucalyptus.

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Acacia dealbata, or...

Silver wattle What a joy to live somewhere where Acacia dealbata, or 'mimosa', will thrive. Lucky for us, this semi-hardy tree can survive by the coast where frosts aren't too heavy. I would have liked to have seen snow this week like other parts of the country, but at least we can have the mimosa! And if your patience is wearing a bit thin this week with stay home and homeschooling, you could also try the other type of mimosa of course - orange juice and champagne!  What's in the posy? Tulip, narcissi, viburnum, pittosporum, hyacinth, eucalyptus, alstroemeria, beech twigs, mimosa. What's fragrant? Mimosa, narcissi, hyacinth, eucalyptus.

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A special occasion?

Say it with flowers! Today is my husband's birthday. Spoiler alert - I haven't arranged a party! In fact he gets the homeschooling duties while I'm out doing the safe doorstep deliveries. As we learn to live with our very limited options in these days of COVID19, at least it gives us time to reflect on what and who is most precious in our lives. I have had the privilege of delivering flowers for special occasions and 'just because' flowers throughout this pandemic and it's always a pleasure to deliver a gift sent with real kindness and love. What's in the posy? Tulip, eucalyptus, berried ivy, alstroemeria, narcissi, viburnum, pittosporum, oriental lily, rosemary, chrysanthemum, camellia. What's scented? Lily, rosemary, eucalyptus...

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These flowers bring hope...

Looking ahead These British tulips give us hope that Spring and better times are ahead. As we knuckle down to another countrywide lockdown (and more homeschooling, arrgh!) we can enjoy these early tulips and daffodils to remind us that nature is busy getting on with things, and we can be grateful for that. I hope you are able to stay safe, warm and well. What's in the posy? Tulip, narcissi, berried ivy, eucalyptus, eryngium, viburnum, pittosporum, catkins. What's fragrant or scented? Narcissi and eucalyptus.

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