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June 23, 2016

Peonies…utterly unpredictable but also stunningly sensational

People often ask me what my favourite flower is. And I always reply...can I have two? They are, without doubt, ranunculus and peonies. I just adore their amazing petals! Layers upon layers of them...and oh, so delicate. Ranunculus simply bloom without a hint of trouble for the florist who needs …

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July 30, 2015

‘Dinner Plate’ Peonies…such an amazing peony variety!

When I went to New Covent Garden Flower Market in London on Monday morning, there were lots of peonies still available. But unfortunately their season is shortly coming to an end for us here in the UK. Before they disappear though, I thought you may like to see an amazing variety called 'Dinner Plate…

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November 25, 2014

Flower of the Month – The Cyclamen…A guest post by Katie Spicer, in collaboration with Ann Briggs

I’m delighted today to feature photographer Katie Spicer‘s beautiful images of this month’s Flower of the Month. Thank you so much to both Katie and florist Ann Briggs for collaborating on this post. Ann chose to use the dainty cyclamen. They're so pretty and come in one of my favourite sha…

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October 28, 2014

Flower of the Month – The Orchid…A guest post by Katie Spicer, in collaboration with Helen Cranmer

I’m delighted today to feature photographer Katie Spicer‘s beautiful images of this month’s Flower of the Month. Thank you so much to both Katie and Helen Cranmer of Helen Cranmer Floral Design for collaborating on this post. I was so excited when Helen told me she wanted to use orchids …

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September 18, 2014

Flower of the Month – The Dahlia…A guest post by Katie Spicer, in collaboration with Vanessa Birley

I'm delighted today to feature photographer Katie Spicer's beautiful images of this month's Flower of the Month. Thank you so much to both Katie and Vanessa Birley for collaborating on this post. September’s flower had to be the delightful dahlia. Named after the botanist Dr. Anders Dahl, a stud…

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