Author Archives: joefletch

About joefletch

manchester based floral designer, pea grower and favorite cousin.

Gates

That’s what I call an entrance.  Gates edging the estate. Which means another ten minute drive before you even see the castle. Scented pelargoniums are hiding in the bridal bouquet.  And mixed with the fennel, rosemary, mint and stocks made … Continue reading

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Bejeweled

The week of watermelon. Watermelon and blueberries.  Watermelon, blueberries and pineapple… you get the gist. Fruit consumption, and salad consumption has gone through the roof.  The village greengrocers are working their nuts off. And florists countrywide cry, whilst gently glowing.  … Continue reading

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Camera shy

The one in the torrential rain. I was rocking the festival look. Wellies, denim skirt, dishevelled look.  A super fast turnaround in a church. There was roughly a ten minute window of opportunity to hoist up the lychgate and decorate … Continue reading

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Hot in the City

A mini post today. And Billy Idol. And torrential rain. Which can only mean one thing.  Yes, I have to decorate a lychgate today.  Rain mac. Forgotten the wellies.  Hoping for a window of opportunity.

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Anything can happen

I’ve resorted to writing blogs without pictures.  There will be pictures in the blog, but I’m struggling on time to even sit down and think.  It’s Summer.  It means you spend hours on the road. Worrying about temperatures, heat and … Continue reading

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Dig the City

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9 to 5

Did you see Dolly?  Sadly I missed it. Came in and saw the last number.  Hoping to catch up. She drew larger crowds than Metallica and Arcade Fire.  No shit. And the flowers?  My nine to five. A simple just … Continue reading

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I’d like to teach the world to sing

In perfect harmony. OH said this reminded her of a 70s birthday cake.  Not quite sure what she means by that.  I don’t see any wombles. To clarify. The ribbon is a soft coral. It looks orange.  Maybe that’s the … Continue reading

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From the City

A week in the country.  Highlights all manner of inadequacies on my part.  Primarily driving.  I’m a good driver in the city.  Put me on a country road and I fall apart. Put me on a country lane, facing a … Continue reading

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The Seasonal Flower Alliance

Buff Beauty roses, David Austin roses, Allium, Poppies, Geranium, Peonies, Acer and last but by no means least Honeysuckle. The Honeysuckle is going crazy and filling the garden with perfume. Heavenly.

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