Author Archives: joefletch

About joefletch

manchester based floral designer, pea grower and favorite cousin.

Frank

Frank isn’t your average Easter Bunny. But I bet he loves an Easter egg hunt just like the rest of us. And a little Calla number.   For someone who wanted something a very unweddingy. She loved it.

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Hollidaze

Heads up peeps. It’s nearly Easter.  I still have the Mothering Sunday window up. Think it makes us look local, small scale, a little bit trashy. You know life gets in the way. Busy hustling. And hey did I claim … Continue reading

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Fame

Did I mention the London trip?  The one where I got lost and took too many cabs?  The one where I stayed with my friend who works at the House of Commons?  Friends in high places an all that.  Friend’s … Continue reading

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Florists choice

Don’t you just love this little pink number? * Our love of British Flowers prevails, Ranunculus, Alstro, Tulips pretty huh? And relax.  Our fourth Mother’s Day. Done. Dusted. The love was all around.  From my side it was the love … Continue reading

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Tales of the Unexpected

From the 197os/80s. A tv show with a lady who danced in flames.  Personally I find her movements reminiscent of my teaching style. How to make a table arrangement?  Think floaty wavy arms swirling and crossing. Different heights and fluid … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of History

repeating.  Manchester’s beautiful round library is due to re-open this weekend.  It’s all very exciting.  The books have been stored in salt mines.  I didn’t even make that up. And in 1934 the King came to Manchester to open said … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

This year it’s all about  The Great British Bouquet.  It’s seasonal. It’s entirely grown in the UK. And it’s scented.  What’s not to like? Black iris, tulips, ranunculus, alstromeria, scented narcissi. Great British Bouquet Glass vase arrangement £25 Bouquets £30, … Continue reading

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The Mother

of lilac bouquets.  My idea of girly. And this.  Theme for a wedding.  A nod to National Book Day tomorrow.  A time for kids to dress up as Little Red Riding Hood, or Disney princesses, depending on the parents literary … Continue reading

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Glimmer

Fruits of the garden. The first crocus poking their heads above the parapet.  And the euphorbia.   It’s a thug, that’s all you need to know.  It may be winter outside, but in the shop it’s spring.  Spring arrived around 3 … Continue reading

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Clap along

if you feel like that’s what you want to do. I’d like to hear him sing something old school.  Old soul. Maybe a little Smokey Robinson number?  How cool would that be? And the flowers.  Any guesses?  

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