February 4, 2012

Flowerona reflects: potholes & pinterest


Brrrr….what a cold week we’ve had here in the UK!  Apart from trying to keep warm, here’s what I’ve been up to…

Out & about

Monday & Tuesday

Wrote blog posts and dealt with emails. Also dabbled with Pinterest and found some beautiful images, including the first two in today’s blog post.


Went to my freelance writing course, where I had to pitch five article ideas to my tutor and he chose which one he thought I would be most likely able to sell. Now all I have to do is research and write it by the end of February.

We also looked at preparing for and conducting interviews, which came in very handy the next day!


Attended The Garden Press Event in London.  It was lovely to see Auntie Planty and Liz Anderson on the Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres stand.

I also had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing garden designer Joe Swift who’s designing Homebase‘s show garden for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  A blog post will follow…

And I met garden designer James Alexander Sinclair, plus Jonathan Moseley and Margaret Marriott on the NAFAS stand.


Wrote blog posts and dealt with emails.


At home


Listening to…


  • Some more bunches of daffodils to brighten up the kitchen and my office

Most popular blog post this week on Flowerona

My blog post featuring designs by Mary Katrantzou, which I published in December.

The reason for the post being so popular this week was due to the very kind journalist, Imogen Fox, putting a link to it in her article on The Guardian website, The new rules of winter fashion.

Mary Katrantzou

Guest blog post

On the Heart Home blog this week, I featured Botanical-inspired house number plaques from Tillie Mint, including the one below.

Tillie Mint House Number Plaque

I also had a guest blog post on Wedding magazine’s website, featuring six of my favourite floral finds for weddings, including the designs below:

Flowerona Guest Edit on Wedding magazine website

Twitter links

Here’s just a selection. Simply click on the purple hyperlink:

  • Great read for bloggers – interview with Liberty London Girl
  • What a wonderful idea? Miniature pothole gardens by The Pothole Gardener
  • Beautiful bridal blooms in pale peach, cream & white from McKenzie Powell Designs
  • An article in the Daily Mail – War veteran, 89, has bought his wife flowers every week for 70 years
  • Beautiful white and cream bridal flowers via Style Me Pretty
  • Lovely blog post about roses for Valentine’s Day via Wild at Heart

So, I hope you have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday.

(Images : Pinterest, Mary Katrantzou, Tillie Mint, BHLDN, Basia Zarzycka, Emma Gordon)

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