Hopefully Planting Daffodils this Autumn 

October 2020 And Its Bulb Planting Time

I am starting with hope, and hope springs eternal.

We may be on the brink of another lockdown in the North West right now but I urge you to plant a few bulbs. You see, I believe in the hope of flowers. Not just any old flowers mind you. Beautiful, nurturing, scented and sustainable flowers no less. Flowers with the power to heal and feed our thriving bees. There will be hireyth here even if I cannot drive to my Welsh homelands.

Our Canalside cutting garden has been our focus and our saving grace. Like many others though, our fierce ethical floral business has needed to change and adapt to remain viable.

Ironically, on the weekend we had planned to hold our Autumn dried floral wreath workshop, we are launching our digital offering - group and 1-2-1 online flower classes. Digital rather than depersonalised. No recorded videos here but an online floral  interactive experience recreating the creative community of our village hall classes.  We would love to have you join us. Contact me to find out more and book.

In the meantime, come and say hello on  Instagram where we post our regularly.

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There are positives and not so positives to everything…..
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I love our beech tree. In fact I spent quite a bit of time protecting him but that’s another tale. He is big and old and a rather handsome shape. And don't ask me why but he is a he! His amazing branches are collected when blown down and used for many things. Autumn bouquets, pea supports and our wild garden style wreaths to name a few as well as excellent kindling to start our fire.
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He is cloaked in all his autumn splendour right now. Well, I say all his autumn splendour. An ever increasing carpet of deep yellow and orange is drifting down, hiding the still growing grass. All those leaves are calling to be shredded and added to our composts bins……..whoever said autumn was a quieter time of year I’d like a word with them………our darling beech is keeping us fit though.
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Sign up to our newsletter if you are intersted in what we are up to in our wild garden next to the canal. What’s on your autumnal to do list this weekend?
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An o’dark hundred start for an autumnal bouquet…...
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….and in other Autumnal news, the kitchen looks like there’s an octopus party in full swing as my ranunculus soak. Thank goodness malva and viola will look lovely together as there’s been a bit of accidental social mixing but all in the pursuit of British flower growing.
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Do sign up to our newsletter if you’d like to hear what else is taking over in our Wharf and the other things that are happening in our canalside cutting garden.
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2020 is the year I learned.....
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......how to wash my hands properly, and then, like everyone, got far too much practice……..
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What I don’t think you can ever have far too much practice at though is any creative endeavour. In our cutting garden, new beds have been created and are blooming this Autumn. Frankly, I had literally a captive audience! And the flowers? Well they have been as plentiful as the rain. Any while real weddings have been in short supply, sharing how I create my wild garden style bouquets virtually is the one thing I have loved doing. Frankly, it is the one thing that has kept us sane. The verb “to zoom” is one I anticipate entering the Oxford English dictionary this year. Who would have thought?
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What’s keeping you sane this year?
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And all of a sudden it is Autumn......
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........days with dahlias, steaming tea and the crackle of wood.....
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Things have been a wee bit quiet of late but we’ve been busy in our canalside cutting garden. So before we find ourselves by that fireside idyl, there are a few things we’d like to share.....
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Cutting flowers for our “live” on line classes with like minded floral enthusiasts around our beautiful world has been our sanity and inspiration. In these isolating times, having a real time conversation is something I have cherished and felt grateful for. That’s why our Autumn and Christmas classes will be the same. Virtual for us doesn’t mean sharing a video. Virtually for us means a nurturing connection where you can ask me a question right there and then. It will be me live not some prerecorded floral video. As you can imagine, to get it right takes time and a bit of technical development.
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When the dahlias are labelled, and they are almost labelled, we’ll be finalising the live classes. I’d be delighted to see you. DM me now for further details x
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Would you love a Tulip Bridal bouquet in August?
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Now if you are in the southern hemisphere, with the tulips emerging from their winter slumber, then this tulip bridal bouquet is scented seasonal and sustainable.
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You may be pondering why am I even thinking of tulips in August? Well, just like back in March, when the world shifted, I thought about whether to plant any seeds, here I am at that same moment wondering about planting bulbs. Even more than at the start of this year, growing to make a sustainable difference, to give an alternative floral option matters.
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We have all felt that Autumn is almost here. This tulip bouquet is to say hello to all those spring brides who are feeling hopeful, many who have moved their weddings from this 2020 year. If this year has made you want wedding flowers that are as kind to the earth as they are beautiful, DM.
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Dahlias - Top tips now the data is in…..

Treat them mean to keep them keen is my finding. This is an oft used phrase when discussing affairs of the heart, and while I am not too sure about its guidance on that subject, it does stand scrutiny with our dahlias.
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Next year then, no time or soil will be spent potting dahlias up. The dahlia’s will be in the ground late April with a fleece, copper rings and a liberal sprinting of egg shells . Only one small piece of dahlia tuber will be planted not a massive clump as the flowers from less is definitely more.
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And labelling? Well, still cracking that particular nut………
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What’s your favourite dahlia this year?
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Here is a Monday morning jug of joy for you....
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As our little staycation extends sneakily into today, I thought it would be good to just plonk these roses in one of my old french pitchers, with its matching browns and honeyed yellows, on the kitchen table. Because it looks just like the sunrise this morning as August ripens into late summer.
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Already in these early mornings, with the almost imperceptibly changing colour and smell even, one can feel September and Autumn whispering of its coming.
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Can you sense the arrival of Autumn in your garden?
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It’s a totally tangerine sort of Sunday.
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The sun is shining (in fact it’s a scorcher) and this weekend we are having a slight staycation.
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.But it’s dahlia season and I still had to cut these ‘Totally Tangerine’ and ‘Salmon Runner’ dahlias which are growing their socks off in the cutting garden and nodding in the gentle summer breeze. These eye poppers theme perfectly with the blue sky - and my blue apron come to that.
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. What are you doing with yourself this beautiful August Sunday? Me - I’ll be in the paddling pool.
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I am feeling a little wild this Friday morning..
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This small wild garden style bouquet that is.
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With sweetpeas, Nigella, scabiosa, their seed pods, lysimachia beaujolais and grass from our paddock she’s a floral miniature marvel. Beautiful but not exuberant or overstated, this one would make an ideal bridesmaid bouquet -
complementing but not upstaging her bride whom she is there to support on the latter’s special day.
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Given these unique times and curtailed attendee numbers limitations at weddings, I realise bridesmaids may be rather thin on the ground at the moment - so let’s give them a shoutout and big flowery hug today.
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Which supporters and background helpers would you call out this Friday?
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