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These flowers bring hope...

Looking ahead These British tulips give us hope that Spring and better times are ahead. As we knuckle down to another countrywide lockdown (and more homeschooling, arrgh!) we can enjoy these early tulips and daffodils to remind us that nature is busy getting on with things, and we can be grateful for that. I hope you are able to stay safe, warm and well. What's in the posy? Tulip, narcissi, berried ivy, eucalyptus, eryngium, viburnum, pittosporum, catkins. What's fragrant or scented? Narcissi and eucalyptus.

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The Christmas posy

Merry Christmas Well, what a year! As we limp towards the big day tomorrow, I hope you are feeling well and able to relax a little. It's not going to be the Christmas that we're used to but we can be thankful for our family and friends and at least we have lots of techy ways of keeping in touch. We might even have sunshine! This week has the lovely roselilies and narcissi for fragrance plus lots of other Christmassy goodies. What's in the posy? Tulip, roselily, eucalpytus, myrtle, holly berries, teasel, pine, alstroemeria, dogwood, berried ivy, narcissi, cupressus, heather. What's scented? Roselily, narcissi, myrtle, eucalyptus, pine.

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Mini snowballs

A festive posy As the big day approaches, our posies are getting festive too. This one includes holly berries, pine, crab apple, berried ivy and varigated holly - which is a little prickly so please be careful getting it out of the box! It's also got button tanacetum and with our Christmas goggles on, I reckon these could be mini snowballs. Talking of snow, my mother-in-law told me that on average a million billion snowflakes fall each second on Earth. That's enough snow to make a snowman for each person every ten minutes. I'd quite like it if we got some snow here but, as that's unlikely, at least we know there's a snowman out there for us somewhere! What's...

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Winter weddings

Are you getting married? It's certainly been a tough year for people wanting to get married. Those that have succeeded have had to bob and weave through the changing rules of what is permitted as we continue to carefully navigate this pandemic. Winter can be a challenging time for sourcing British flowers at the best of times, but it is still possible to find exquisite British flowers and foliage for your big (or little) day - if you know where to look! Somehow knowing that your wedding flowers are grown locally is reassuring and helps to set the scene for the season in a way that imported blooms do not. It also eliminates the vast air miles typically associated with wedding flowers and so...

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What's a kangaroo crossed with a sheep?

A wooly jumper! It's Christmas jumper day today. A day organised by Save the Children to help change lives for the better. This year more than ever, their work is essential to help care for children this Christmas. In today's posy we have some clashy colours from the chrysanthemums and sweet williams plus a number of seasonal ingredients, such as catkins, sarcococca and dogwood. What's in the posy? Chrysanthemum, dogwood, sweet william, narcissi, eucalyptus, myrtle, skimmia, rhododendron, tanacetum, heather, winter honeysuckle, sarcococca. What's fragrant? Narcissi, eucalyptus, myrtle, sarcococca, winter honeysuckle.

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