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It's beginning to look a lot like...

Christmas! With only a couple of weeks to go till the big day, our posies are getting into the swing of it. I hope you enjoy these wonderful crab apples from a lovely local source. It's been a good year for the apples and they've stayed nice and hard with this cold weather.Just a reminder Christmas Eve is our last delivery for 2021. Fortnightly and monthly posies that are due for delivery on 31st Dec will be delivered a week earlier on the 24th. It's still possible to order a posy for this Christmas delivery on our website. What's in the posy? Tulip, narcissi, teasel, pine, berried ivy, crab apple, eucalyptus, hemlock, myrtle, holly, mistletoe. What's scented? Eucalyptus, narcissi, pine.

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It's a purple patch

Opposites attract! Purple represents creativity, peace of mind and luxury. Here we have paired it with an opposing yellow to give us a bit of a colour blast. The grey tones of the eucalyptus help to balance it out a little. It's still possible to order a posy on our website to arrive on Christmas Eve to the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas, if you'd like to add some seasonal British cheer to your festivities. What's in the posy? Brassica, narcissi, tulip, ivy, pittosporum, alder, eucalyptus, euonymus, choisya, winter jasmine, salal. What's scented? Eucalyptus, choisya, narcissi.

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Snapdragons? Surely not!

Late bloomers We've got Paul at Highcroft Nurseries to thank for these late blooming snapdragons and campanula and indeed for the early blooming ranunculus! So great to be able to use ranunculus again and these delicately coloured pink and white ones are truely beautiful.For a thoughtful present this Christmas that doesn't cost the earth, why not have a look at our subscription options and enjoy British flowers year round. Get the first posy delivered on Friday 24th December!  What's in the posy? Ranunculus, campanula, snapdragon, heather, euonymus, eleagnus, sarcococca, brachyglottis, rosemary, red dogwood. What's scented? Rosemary, sarcococca

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Why subscriptions?

Why subscriptions? These days you can get anything on subscription - coffee, tampons, flea tablets! Some things I think are helpful, others I think I can manage to pick up myself. We think MeadowSweet is a worthy subscription product because we'd like you to come on a journey with us to celebrate the seasonal changes through the year. We are always delighted when it's time again for the bluebells to flower, the lily of the valley, the cornflowers, the dahlias, the sunflowers and so on. It's a little miracle every time and we'd like to share the joy of what nature has to offer. Our customers often comment on how well our flowers last. We do try our best. We use...

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What do Primrose, Tulip and Zinnia have in common?

Tulip Tulip, Primrose and Zinnia are all girls names but Tulip is also the odd one out as it's the one in this week's posy. Too early for the garden, these bulbs have been grown under glass in Lincolnshire. Double tulips weren't available so early last year so I snapped these ones upp. There's also sensational British lilies from Coles that have at least five buds per stem. I didn't have the heart to cut them down so I hope you don't mind the odd one peeking out of the box. Christmas is coming and what better gift for someone that loves real flowers without the air miles than a MeadowSweet monthly posy subscription. You can request the first posy...

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