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Antirrhinum, otherwise known as...

Snapdragons It's a wildy-looking one this week with homegrown camassia and bluebells, foraged lilac and Cornish stock and snapdragons - so nice to have such a mix of romantic and fragrant blooms to choose from. As lockdown continues to ease, we're all looking forward to getting out and about socially in the next few weeks. Let's hope we get the sunshine to warm us up a bit more too! What's in the posy? Lilac, camassia, iris, stock, snapdragon, tulip, eucalyptus, bluebell, box, rosemary, hawthorn, cupressus. What's scented? Rosemary, stock, lilac, eucalyptus, cupressus.

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And the colour is...

Lilac These beautiful flowers light up gardens at this time of year. Lilac trees are great for providing dappled shade and their showy, scented blooms are a springtime sensation. We've also got the first of the British blue iris and popped in some bright orange ranunculus for colour contrast. Thank you to everyone who nominated a local Bournemouth chum on our "@MeadowSweet Posies" Facebook page they thought might benefit from a surprise MeadowSweet posy. Congratulations to the winner who will be receiving her complimentary posy in this Friday's deliveries.  What's in the posy? Lilac, iris, ranunculus, tulip, eucalyptus, bluebell, ozothamnus, lime twig, ivy. What's scented? Lilac, eucalyptus.

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British grown orchids

Phalaenopsis orchids Exotic and domestic all at the same time, these beautiful orchids add a touch of tropical luxury to the posies and, as luck would have it, are grown down the road at Double H nurseries in New Milton. This past year has been all about adapting to change and it's now possible for retail customers to buy orchid plants direct from Double H via their Love Orchids shop. We've also got the first of the season's sweet peas which is very exciting! What's in the posy? Sweet pea, tulip, narcissi, pittosporum, muscari, orchid, eucalyptus, salal. What's fragrant? Sweet pea, narcissi, eucalyptus.

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It's a Brexit thing!

Daylight savings Did you know the European Parliament has voted to abolish the annual clock changes but the UK has decided to keep them! I'm not a fan of flipping the clock back and forth, although longer Springtime evenings are always welcome especially as we'll be spending so much time in the garden. I also found out that we have the great-great grandfather of Chris Martin, singer of Coldplay, to thank for coming up with the idea in the first place. Anyway, better not rant, especially when Brexit is involved! We've got lovely soft colours this week from the ranunculus, full of seasonal textures and fragrance, to brighten up the homes and thank our teachers for all their hard work...

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The belle of the ball

Spanish bluebells It was lovely to receive these new season bluebells from Flowers by Clowance. Thank you James! We can all take a moment to celebrate making it through to Springtime. The British flower suppliers reported a bumper Mother's Day this year and it's great if we all are thinking more about the impacts of our flower purchases, as discussed in this BBC article. The importance of our connection to each other and our connection to nature has certainly been highlighted over the last year. Please place your Easter orders on the website this week, so that I can make arrangements from the growers. Thank you. What's in the posy? Bluebell, tulip, daffodil, hyacinth, pussy willow, alstroemeria, coprosma, salal, pittosporum,...

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