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Here come the gals!

Time with friends The recent invention of 'Galentine's Day' on the 13th February is a great excuse to catch up with old friends. Whether happily single or happily coupled, after the time we've had, the importance of friendships has never been greater.This week has a special Galentine/Valentine flavour with double red and pink parrot tulips from Smith and Munson and homegrown red hellebores.Have you heard that the Church of England have been asked to look into more eco-practises for their flower arranging, such as avoiding floral foam and imported flowers? A step in the right direction perhaps!If you are lucky enough to have a great 'gal' friend, why not send them a single posy next week.  What's in the posy? Hellebore, tulip, winter...

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Woah, we're halfway there!

Midwinter We're currently halfway between the Winter solstice and the Spring equinox. It's not been too 'bleak' so far weatherwise but if the forecast is correct we're in for some Arctic conditions over the next few days. Fear not, you can find warmth and comfort in this week's posy with tulips, narcissi and hyacinths all giving us a taste of things to come.If you're wishing to give someone a Valentine's gift without the floppy roses and air miles, why not take a look at our posy subscription options. What's in the posy? Hyacinth, tulip, narcissi, sarcococca, winter honeysuckle, eucalyptus, elaeagnus, alstroemeria, tanacetum, snapdragon. What's fragrant? Hyacinth, sarcococca, winter honeysuckle, eucalyptus.

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Welcome back...

Hyacinths A couple of weeks later than last year, it's great to see British hyacinths are now back in season. For anyone still with a sense of smell out there, they have a fantastic fresh perfume and make a welcome addition of colour and texture to this January posy.I've also tucked in the first of our mimosa. It's said you're not supposed to cut too hard when there's still a risk of frosts but I can't help adding a sprig of yellow pom poms in there to contrast the blue. Talking of blue, hopefully we've all got past Blue Monday with flying colours so we can enjoy the days getting longer and the prospect of Spring round the corner. What's...

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Supermums deserve...

Superflowers! A late flutter of mini brassicas has helped changed the look of the posies this week. Dare I say it, they're actually rather pretty with their dainty feathery leaves and purple centres, and go nicely with the purple tulips just opening out.Brassicas frequently top the 'superfood' charts as they're packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron and potassium and regular consumption is thought to reduce the risk of certain cancers. I wouldn't suggest eating these ones but why not pop an extra broccoli in your basket this week!The sunshine we've been enjoying has brought on my mimosa and I'm looking forward to the first pickings of yellow pompoms from our new tree next week. What's in the posy? Tulip,...

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Hello sunshine!

Feverfew I've spent the day with the sun on my face. It seems a while since that's happened. With a forecast for more sunshine this week, I'm going to try to make the most of it. I've been one of these lockdown cold water dippers and even the sea is tempting when the sun's out and the wind's dropped! The posy this week hints of warmer, sunny days with the addition of dainty 'daisy' feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) and sweet williams grown under glass in Cornwall. They are a treat at this time of the year and give the posies a fresh look in these winter months. What's in the posy? Tanacetum, alstroemeria, winter honeysuckle, winter jasmine, narcissi, sweet william, horse...

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