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Where do your flowers grow?
There’s been a cut-flower industry – and controversy over flowers out of season – since at least Roman times. The philosopher Seneca wrote: ‘Do not men live contrary to nature who crave roses in winter or seek to raise spring flowers like a lily by...
A year in flowers
Just a single flower can remind me of a whole garden or a few papery leaves, an autumn wood.’ Shane Connolly’s design philosophy is rooted in artlessness, simplicity, bringing nature indoors and observing the changing cycle of the seasons. Surprisingly...
Fashionable flowers
Every year, at the leading flower shows, there are plants that appear all over the place like a benign rash. On the high street, the fashion zeitgeist is always at work, influencing shapes and colours and dictating what we covet and buy to wear in a...
How to keep your flowers living longer
1. Check for freshness - Always check the water that the flowers are standing in, it must be fresh and not smelly or gungy. Check the leaves on the flowers and make sure they are not yellowing or wilting 2. Give them a trim - Once you have removed your...
With these flowers, I thee wed
I have been designing with flowers for nearly 30 years. In that time I have had the pleasure to work on so many gorgeous and diverse weddings with brides and grooms from all over the world. Each one is very special to me and I love the journey of...
Plant of the week
Because nothing brightens our day more than a pretty plant.../>valentina subsp. glauca::Click on image for details" >> Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles' is an evergreen variety that has white flowers spotted with maroon from November to February. Plant in a...
Grow your own bouquet
When she was five, I used to tour the garden each summer Wednesday after school with my youngest granddaughter while she chose and picked small flowers for a posy for her mother. We bound the stems of tiny buds of the dwarf polyantha rose, ‘Cécile...
Winter-time magic
The most delectable sight in my garden as I write are the single white flowers opening one by one on the bare branches of Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Nivalis’. The pale green, perfectly round buds have been forming for weeks in tight clusters, gradually...
The day spring finally sprung
Held in check by a seemingly endless winter, spring struck like a sudden storm, tumultuous but benign. Blossom longed for in leisurely succession came all at once in an explosion of colour and fragrance, a compression of spring into a few heady days....
‘They’re beautifully painted but very stiff,’ I overheard a lady say of this small exhibition covering two centuries of Dutch flower painting. I’ve often scurried past similar exhibitions myself in other galleries. There always seems to be an awful lot...
Blooming beautiful
It’s a bit ungrateful of me, I acknowledge, but the amount of rose blossom in the garden at the moment strikes me as bordering on the indigestible. The pergola, for example, which is clothed in climbers to create mystery by obscuring some of the garden...
Picking the right colour for your Mother’s Day Bouquet
The colour of a flower arrangement is one of the main things we consider when choosing a gift for Mother's Day. This year, Waitrose Florist , helps us understand the psychology of colours to create a truly personalised, and more special, bouquet....
Top spring gardens
East Blickling Estate, Norfolk Four centuries of good husbandry have made Blickling's 55 acre garden one of the greatest in England. It changes through the seasons and has evolved over the centuries to reflect different fashions. Visit in May and...
The Rector’s Daughter
Chapter 1 The Rev Robert Davenant sat in his study, idly looking through the window on to the beautiful lawn which stretched before him, with the tall tulip tree in the centre, and a long border of many varieties of strange flowers running by the side,...
Daffodil walks
From St. David's Day onwards comes the traditional celebration of daffodils, a welcome sight after the long, cold winter. Many of the National Trust's 200 gardens will be bursting into colour throughout March and April, heralding spring as they spread...
Tesco Blue Perfect Gift is small but fresh and is delivered presented in a vase. £26.99, 2 Serenata Flowers’ Beautiful Smile is a mix of white roses, alstroemeria and gerbera daisies and makes a stunning display. £29.99,...
YOUR HEALTH Dr James Le Fanu: 22 June
Humans in general are not susceptible to catching infections from animals, which is undoubtedly a good thing – otherwise the range of such illnesses to which we are prone would be vastly greater than it already is. There are, of course, exceptions,...
Fake flowers and Lady Crazy Golfers
Every Tuesday afternoon the Hastings and St Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club meet for a spirited round – in the winter months they meet for coffee to discuss tactics for the season ahead. They are the envy of the rest of the miniature or ‘crazy’...
Autumn glory
I defied a nasty cold and battled my way into town, to the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster. The event that drew me was the RHS Shades Of Autumn Show, a firm favourite of mine among the London shows, an eclectic mix of the best-performing...
Bathed in glowing colours
Attentive readers will have noticed that I have a soft spot for white flowers, closely followed by sky blue. As summer fades, however, and the days shorten, the low sun casts a warm light on the garden and bathes it in glowing colour. And so, at this...

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