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Mon petit chou chou

Ornamental brassica Many of this week's ingredients have come from growers in Lincolnshire. I'm lucky to have Helen at Evolve delivering to me. It's tricky for florists to access Lincolnshire flowers as most are already earmarked for the likes of Waitrose and Marks and Spencers but tucked in this week are some real gems, such as the lisianthus, antirrhinums and hot pink gypsophila and snowberries. What's in the posy? Brassica, gypsophila, snowberry, antirrhinum, lisianthus, pittosporum, clary sage, eucalyptus, green bell. What's scented? Eucalyptus, gypsophila.

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Fancy seeing these already!

Paperwhites There's special 'roselily' lilies in this posy - they have no pollen so are less of a hazard for your cats and still just as fragrant! We've also got my favourite blue scabious and brand new season paperwhite narcissi. As we watch the news and try to stay safe, let's hope these delicate flowers can add a jarful of calm to your home. What's in the posy? Roselily, scabious, nerine, hebe, pittosporum, miscanthus, senecio, paperwhite, chrysanthemum, penstemon, silver ragwort. What's fragrant? Roselily and paperwhites.

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Too early for lanterns?

Autumn colour This posy's packed with seasonal elements such as rose hips, chinese lanterns and miscanthus grass. According to feng shui, the fire colours bring positive energy into the home. Autumn is a good time to have a tidy in the garden and give shrubs a trim, so I hope you can make the most of the weekend's sunshine!  What's in the posy? Chinese lantern, oriental lily, zinnia, rose hip, marigold, alstroemeria, miscanthus, choisya, lophomyrtus, pineapple sage, ivy, comprosma. What's fragrant? Lily, marigold, pineapple sage, choisya.

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Who's Alex?

Hello Alex! The first British anemones are in this posy and also sanderson (white flower with black centre) and belladonna lilies (hot pink stars, just opening) - they're very unusual and I'm certain you won't find any of these at the supermarket! I've tried to tone in the colours from recent weeks and have stuck with berry colours that are vibrant and rich.The first of this year's storms has arrived, Storm Alex, and we are set for a month's rainfall over the weekend. In Bournemouth the soil is very sandy so at least it drains well and the grass is definitely green again. I hope you manage to stay dry and safe. What's in the posy? Anemone, sanderson, belladonna lily,...

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A first from the garden!

Nerines Today's 100% homegrown posy includes our first ever pink nerines. We've struggled to get them going in the garden but finally, this year, they seem to have found their a happy place! Nicole who trained me many years ago especially loved how they sparkle in the sunshine. It's another bright colour mix to give us all a bit of a boost as we navigate these difficult times.If you're already starting to think about Christmas presents, do take a look at our posy subscription options - the perfect gift for someone who loves British seasonal flowers! What's in the posy Dahlia, zinnia, marigold, snowberry, nerine, lemon verbena, pittosporum, weigela, clary sage, sedum, nicotiana, silver ragwort, feverfew. What's fragrant? Lemon verbena...

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