The Florist’s Bench was crammed full to bursting with Spring loveliness – too good not to share! A kaleidoscope of colour, matched by fresh greens – magical. Credit to Abi Cooke.
My very talented colleagues Amanda Brame and Noriko Choy worked for two days to create the floral displays for a party this past week and I took rather a lot of photographs of their work and works. The pieces – table decorations and large centre-pieces – had to contain sunflowers, make a stunning autumnal display but for many reasons, add a Latin twist – well, something more exotic than just Chrysanthemums and Dahlias (which were incidentally, entirely absent in these […]
I wrote this (longer) piece for the Petersham Nurseries blog (abridged) and it would be a shame not to recycle it here! “You know that we are passionate about horticulture here at Petersham Nurseries, with new plants coming in every week now and plenty of activity in the gardens and glasshouses. Here are just a few suggestions to keep you horticulturally active, when the weather permits – we’ve had rain and hard frosts, dull grey days and bright beautiful blue […]
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I hope that Thomas Bloom won’t mind my hijacking these floral displays for my own delight and edification – and yours – but I am very taken with them. Keen-eyed viewers will have seen some of the individual items in my photo-reports from recent trips to Wisley and Kew and indeed, these flowers are all British-grown and freshly seasonal. Perhaps one reason why – though diverse forms, shapes, subtle but contrasting colours even – they are such happy and complimentary […]
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First, something deceptively simple and then something properly simple – a classier take on the jam jar in fact! In the large display, there’s a haze punctuated by borage and poppy, crocosmia, ammi majus, veronicastrum, leucanthemum – anthemis too I think – echinops, sanguisorba and … Lovely.
This simple little confection caught my eye this morning, a jam jar with scented white hyacinth, creamy white narcissus, leaves and… well, something pink – not cherry blossom – I will have to ask the florist! A perfect little posy, capturing Spring.