Category: Flowers

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In the last couple of years fresh cut garden roses have become a big sensation in the world of blogging, flower and wedding magazines and floral news. And since then have become a must have in luxury wedding bouquets and popular Instagram feeds such that today it may feel like they are everywhere. Now it is hard to imagine that this fantastic rose has almost disappeared from the world. And was only recently was brought back to floristry by breeder David Austin.

Category: Shows


This year the House of Hackney decided to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, and went big with it. They pretty much hosted an alternative flower show at the store, called the Bloom room. Over the weekend of the 28th May, their award-winning flagship store was transformed into a curated in-store oasis showcasing the best budding florists and growers along with some of the most exciting heavy weights of the scene. Featuring floral installations from such florists as That Flower Shop, Palais Flowers, Scarlet & Violet, The Flower Appreciation Society and Rebel Rebel.

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It looks like organic flowers are back and they are here to stay. It is still true that UK flower production is lower than what it was in the 80’s, but let’s not overlook the growing popularity of locally grown flowers. British flower growers have been enjoying a renaissance with a continuous growth in demand for home grown flowers in the last five years, and it looks like this trend is only likely to continue.

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Last week was a very special one here in London as the town was transformed into a big flower Carnaval because of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!

Category: Rose fragrance

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Roses are famouse for their smell, most people feel an urge to smell them when they see them, but do we really know what makes up the smell of roses? If you are like me, you probably did not pay much attention to the smell; with the only exception being when you are trying a new perfume with the rose aroma in it or the real flower is missing its scent. The proliferation of fake rose scents as in my opinion displaced the smell of roses in many people’s minds. So let’s look at what exactly gives roses their distinct smell and why so many modern roses are missing the fragrance.

Category: Shows

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Make your Chelsea flower show season even better with our best-kept secrets on London’s most Instagram-friendly destinations. Explore the ultimate list of the 6 most Instagrammable places across London during the Chelsea flower show.

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So your Chelsea flower show ticket got lost in the post, what do you do now?. It is easier to solve this problem than you think, just read on.

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Chelsea flower show can be a bit overwhelming especially if you are a big flower lover on a mission to document every little detail. Last year’s show was great and I really wanted to write a nice story about it but I was delaying and delaying until a year had passed. (Ha-ha this definitely went a bit too far). And so here goes one very delayed post.

Category: DIY

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Floral jewelry like flower necklaces, floral crowns and other complex floristry creations have stormed the bridal and fashion pages of 2015 and 2016, but for those wishing to create a simple yet elegant flower accessory there’s nothing better than a hair comb with freshly cut flowers. As it is easy to make at home in less than an hour and does not require too much practice in order to achieve great results.

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive wedding showcase at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane titled “Once upon a fairytale” where a luxury florist Philippa Craddock presented new floral trends for the 2016 wedding season.