Never used these before!


Guernsey freesias!

This is the first time ever I've included British freesias in the posies. These lovely fragrant flowers have been grown in Guernsey which, conveniently for me, is part of the British Isles!

One of the reasons that freesias are so popular is for their fragrance. Their essential oil which has a fresh, floral scent is used in soaps and also in perfumes, such as 'Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia' and 'Chanel Beige'.

The flower is thought to symbolise innocence, friendship and thoughtfulness, and white freesias are an elegant choice for wedding bouquets.

Also in the posies this week are some wonderful homegrown hellebores. These ones are called 'Anna's red' and 'Pippa's purple'. They are strong, tall, upright varieties, if you're looking for a good choice for the garden for winter colour and for cutting.