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, £40, £50. Call 0161 962 7341.
There will be million other combinations too. Because every woman has her favorite, it might even be worth asking what it is – just a thought!
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 preferences. Anne of Green Gables doesn’t get a look in these days.
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 January.
I’ve been blog light of late. Flitting from one manic event to another. Valentine’s Day came and went. The shop’s fourth. I can hardly believe that. It was a little bit busier than usual. We sold roses. And fought our instincts on that one. Much talk every year about whether to sell them or not. Next year there will be less and more, scented narcissi, alstromeria, tulips for those who want a nod to spring. Lilies and rose combo’s are popular, but that’s simply because some people only know those two flowers. Not a single customer asked for British flowers which is disappointing to say the least. But seasonal flowers were mentioned.
And then two days after a trip to the big smoke. Gatecrashing a friend’s flat. I was the crazy lady on the Pendolino transporting the huge box of flowers on a wheely trolly. Causing complete chaos in said friend’s kitchen. Then an early start across the river to a studio where fingers crossed they photographed my designs for a magazine. More on that later.
Six wedding consultations, a wedding and a baby shower. Today is a day of lazy pottering. Coming up for air.
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?
New purchases. Mixed metalics.
The garden rose that thinks it’s July. Good on it. Is this what’s meant by being ahead of the curve? Come July there will be a profusion. But this little beauty is stealing the show right now. Don’t ask me what it is, I can’t remember. Vague recollection it’s a David Austin, but variety escapes me.
And these. Do other people enjoy the pointlessness of them? They tell you all manner of things. Like which popstar you are (Robyn), which Friend’s character you are (Mike) and who would play you in a film (Bradley Cooper). Clearly there are no gender issues to my mind.
There was talk of ‘An affair to remember’ but I went with another two iconic films.
Wild at Heart – £40, £60 or £80
Some like it hot – £40, £60 and £80
Add red roses if it floats your boat.
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