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June 30, 2011

Have you heard of the National Gardens Scheme?

I hadn't heard of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) until I interviewed photographer, Rachel Warne, in a post back in March.  She mentioned it when I asked her advice on gardens to visit in the UK.   If you've not heard of the NGS before, it's a scheme whereby over 3,700 gardens, most of them p…

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June 29, 2011

Introducing designer, Katy Chard…

This month, whilst at the Pulse London 2011 trade show, I came across the beautiful work of designer and printmaker, Katy Chard. Based in the West Country, Katy creates limited edition prints, hand-screen-printed cards, stationery and textiles.  And today's post features a selection of her designs…

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June 28, 2011

A simple sweet pea arrangement for you to make…

For the first time ever (!), I grew sweet peas indoors from seed this year and they're now sitting proudly in pots in our garden. I love their fragrance and what's brilliant about them, is that the more you cut them, the more flowers they produce.  So I don't feel guilty about bringing them into th…

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June 27, 2011

Introducing designer, Melissa Crowley of Redbean Design…

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Today's post features beautiful floral prints from a very talented designer and illustrator, called Melissa Crowley.  Originally from Australia, Melissa is currently based in San Francisco and runs a graphic design company called Redbean Design.  I came across …

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June 24, 2011

Triteleia – a beautiful violet blue flower

I hope your week has gone well.  Today's post features simply some 'eye candy' of a beautiful violet blue flower called triteleia, also known as brodiaea.  Triteleia are a summer-flowering bulb and the cut flowers can sometimes be found in florist shops.  They remind me of agapanthus and I love…

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