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The Nosey Posy - 22

The new vases are here! OK, so they look pretty similar to the old ones, but I'm hoping these slightly thicker and wider-based vases will be just the job for the heavier blooms, twigs and berries that we sometimes use. Do let us know how you get on with them.  Be my Valentine? This week's posy has a splash of red from the anemones - don't say we're not romantic around here! And our posy gift vouchers make a lovely alternative to the usual dozen red roses. What's British this week? Snowdrop, Alstromeria, Rhododendron, Birch catkins, Alder cones, Sarcococca, Epimedium, Cupressus, Lonicera nitida.

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The Nosey Posy - 21

That stinks! As well as stinky being one of my daughter's favourite words, it's also used to describe the green hellebores featured in this week's posy. But do not fear, they're only somewhat pungent if the leaves are crunched up. I also just discovered that hellebores belong to the buttercup family, as does the white ranunculus also in the posy. Direct from the grower This week all but the ranunculus is British - not bad for January and this lousy weather! The alstromeria has come direct from Ben the grower in West Sussex, who's family business has been growing altros for 70 years. What's British this week? Alstromeria, Narcissi, Tulips, Birch, Tree Heather, Hazel catkins. 

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The Nosey Posy - 20

Make mine a double! We are introducing a larger bouquet option, same signature style but with more blooms and longer stems. Perfect if you'd like something with extra impact. Contact us for more details - it's not on the website yet! A frosty one This posy was inspired by those frosty, foggy days we've been having (can we call them froggy?). The silver eucalyptus, pussy willow and curry plant all have that wintery look to compliement the tulips and anemones. What's British this week? Tulips, Eucalyptus, Birch, Curry Plant, Pussy Willow (some of it!)

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The Nosey Posy - 19

Beat those January blues! This posy is guaranteed to cheer you up! Beautiful blue iris, orange ranunculus and lovely fluffy mimosa, mixed with British eucalyptus, ruscus and lichen-covered hawthorn twigs. A sensitive plant Did you know, mimosa is part of the pea family. A particular species of mimosa (Mimosa pudica), folds its leaves up when it is touched as a protection mechanism. You can sometimes buy it in small pots in the local garden centre. Look out for it - kids love it!

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The Nosey Posy - 18

Say hello to the hellebores! One of the nice things about winter is we can enjoy this special but rather shy flower. Bowing its head in the border, the hellebore is one of the first flowers to poke through the frosty soils. The petals are actually leaf 'sepals' and the heads can also look rather beautiful floated on water.

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