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March 31, 2011

Alstroemeria – a long-lasting cut flower

Alstroemeria are such a long-lasting flower, with a vase life of 7-14 days...which is probably why they are reported to be one of the biggest selling florist flowers worldwide. Below is an overview of the Alstroemeria: - What is the Latin name? Alstroemeria What is it commonly known as? Alstr…

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March 30, 2011

Introducing card & stationery designer, Emma Ball…

I first discovered the beautiful artwork of Emma Ball, in the form of her seaside notecard sets whilst on holiday in Salcombe in Devon a few years ago. It was so lovely to later discover that as well as landscapes, she also paints flowers. And today’s post features some of her many beautiful water…

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March 29, 2011

An amazing display of daffodils at Hampton Court Palace

Last week, I went to Hampton Court Palace to see the wonderful display of daffodils which are now in full bloom.  It was quite an eye-opener to see how many different varieties were growing there.  Apparently, there are now thousands of hybrids which have been bred over the centuries. Here, I’…

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March 28, 2011

Beautiful vintage floral posters from the London Transport Museum

Now that the clocks have gone forward one hour in the UK for the start of British Summer Time, it feels like spring is really with us. Today’s post features beautiful vintage floral posters with a spring theme from the London Transport Museum.   The posters were originally create…

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March 25, 2011

Floral highlights from the Country Living Fair, Spring 2011

  I had such a lovely day on Wednesday as I went to the Country Living Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.  There was SO much to see and do! The show is now in its 20th year and brings together over 400 independent designers and craftspeople from across the UK. On entering th…

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