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 ... Read More about Have you started making plans to look forward to in 2011?
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 ... Read More about Why not pop into your local florist shop today?
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 ... Read More about Amaryllis – Perfect for decorating your home at Christmas time
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 ... Read More about 5 Flower-Inspired Christmas Gifts
Here's one I prepared earlier - well last Sunday afternoon actually, sat in the kitchen listening to songs from musicals on Elaine Paige's Radio 2 show...with the lovely scent of pine bringing back memories of Christmas. Christmas door wreaths are very simple to put together and here's ... Read More about Would you like to create your own Christmas Door Wreath?