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December 31, 2010

Would you like to learn the skill of flower arranging in 2011?

Over the holiday period, have you thought about new skills you'd like to learn next year?  If you love flowers, you may like to sign up for a floristry course or buy a book. Back in 2004, I was a complete novice when it came to flowers!  I decided to dip my toe into floristry by enrolling on a beg…

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December 29, 2010

Have you started making plans to look forward to in 2011?

I hope you’ve all been having a lovely Christmas break with family and friends. I love the time between Christmas and New Year, as it gives me the chance to review the last 12 months and plan for the coming year. Hampton Court Palace, in the picture above, is less than two miles from where I li…

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December 24, 2010

Why not pop into your local florist shop today?

If you’re off to visit family or friends over the Christmas and New Year period, why not take them a lovely floral arrangement which will leave them with fond memories of the time you shared together? I bought this arrangement of grape hyacinth (muscari) bulbs in a textured grey pot yesterday at a…

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December 22, 2010

Amaryllis – Perfect for decorating your home at Christmas time

Would you like to know about a flower that can last up to two weeks from bud to bloom?  Plus, it’s perfect for decorating your house at Christmas time, as it’s available in red and white - it's the amaryllis. You could arrange three, five or seven red amaryllis stems in a tall cylindrical vase w…

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December 20, 2010

5 Flower-Inspired Christmas Gifts

Simply some ideas for last-minute Christmas gifts.... 1. Jane Packer's Flower Course Book 2. Dartington Glass : Anemone Flower Bottle 3. Miller Harris : Noix de Tubereuse Candle 4. Ella Doran : Jeannie China Mug 5. Graham and Green : Glass Flower Napkin Ring…

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