Flower Focus: Christmas Rose ‐ Hellebore
Nov17

Flower Focus: Christmas Rose ‐ Hellebore

Christmas rose, also known as ‘Bear’s Foot’, comes from the Ranunculaceae family and is a Helleborus genus. It boasts dark, green leathery foliage and large, bowl-shaped flowers in shades of white and pink-tinged white. These blooms, unlike others, come to life in late winter. This particular species of plant can be found in Europe and South East Asia. Christmas Rose ‐ Hellebore Growing conditions This winter-blooming evergreen is...

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How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Bouquet
Oct28

How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Bouquet

Christmas is now on the horizon, but it’s never too early to start planning the perfect Christmas bouquet. Rather than going over the top with an array of Christmas decorations, why not add festive cheer to your home and office environments with an assortment of floral bouquets? Asides from keeping costs down, this is great way to inject colour and character into your study, living room, bedroom or kitchen. And you can always...

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How to Arrange your Own Flower Box
Oct22

How to Arrange your Own Flower Box

Flower boxes are a great addition to the home as they can instantly add colour and style to both indoor and outdoor spaces. They give you the opportunity to grow anything from tasty herbs to cascading colourful blooms, but how should you set about arranging them? How to Arrange your Own Flower Box When opting to add a flower box to your home or garden, it’s important to choose plants and blooms that thrive in this environment,...

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Most Common Rose Diseases
Oct19

Most Common Rose Diseases

When growing any plant, there are various things that can go wrong. Roses are no exception. In fact, these exquisite plant species are often the most susceptible to both rose diseases and pests. Knowing the signs and how to treat these ailments is a must if you wish to encourage healthy growth. Preventing rose diseases To encourage healthy roses, it’s always a good idea to pick disease-resistant varieties. Despite costing a...

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Flowers Poisonous to Cats
Oct14

Flowers Poisonous to Cats

Cats are inquisitive creatures – they enjoy climbing and exploring, which often makes it impossible to keep poisonous plants and flowers out of their reach. If you have a pet cat, it’s therefore important to remove such hazards from your home and garden. Flowers poisonous to cats can cause skin, stomach and mouth irritation. Below we’ve listed a few of the most harmful plants and flowers: Autumn Crocus (Colchicum...

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Flower Focus: Gladiolus
Oct10

Flower Focus: Gladiolus

Gladiolus, often nicknamed the ‘Sword Lily’ because of its tall flower spikes, is a genus of perennial cormous plant from the iris family. It’s native to tropical Africa, Asia, South Africa and Mediterranean Europe. This particular specie can grow between two and six feet in height and boasts an array of hues. The taller species perfectly complement shorter plants when placed at the back of the garden. Planting...

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7 Types of Roses you Never Heard of
Aug27

7 Types of Roses you Never Heard of

The rose has long-been a prevalent bloom, used in everything from tailor-made bouquets, to bespoke centrepieces and over-the-top party arrangements. However, not all roses are red and there are in fact a number of variants you’ve most likely never heard of. Read on to discover a few of our favourites… The Grasshopper Rose This unusual specie, native to Holland, is also known as the ‘grassheart’ rose. Its bright green and yellow...

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10+ Gorgeous Pink Flowers to Fall in Love with
Aug25

10+ Gorgeous Pink Flowers to Fall in Love with

Pink blooms are a favourite amongst many, both in the home and in the garden. They bring colour, life and romance to bouquets, vases and outdoor spaces. Here we’ve listed ten of today’s most prevalent pink flowers… Pink gerberas This particular species of plant is said to be one of the most vibrant of all the pink blooms available. They’re hugely popular in wedding bouquets, especially when teamed with paler pink roses and...

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Florist Oasis – Tips for Using the Most Popular Florist Tool
Aug19

Florist Oasis – Tips for Using the Most Popular Florist Tool

Florist Oasis is one of the most versatile florist tools in existence. Yet despite this, it is often misused. Failing to use this product correctly can have disastrous effects, however, with the right guidance and a little practice, green-fingered connoisseurs can make it one of their go-to implements. The secrets to using floral Oasis First things first, you’ll need to master wetting the foam. With its open-celled structure, this...

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All you Need to Know about Bamboo Plants
Aug15

All you Need to Know about Bamboo Plants

Bamboo is a green-fingered connoisseur’s go-to plant, especially when creating a garden that boasts a somewhat tropical appeal. Its striking appearance means it’s often used as a specimen plant, to add interest to an otherwise subtle border, or as an attractive screen. If you wish to introduce bamboo to your garden, it’s important to learn a few tips and tricks, many of which are very straightforward… First...

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