Are you eager to see magnolia bloom in London during its peak? Throughout the months of March, April and May, thousands of magnolia trees across London and all over the UK burst in different shades of white and pink, bathing the land in pastel colours. Just in case you are looking for a magnolia in a specific shade or for a one that is the closest to you, I have rounded some of the most Instagramable magnolia trees in the capital and their locations to fill your mind and your senses with its perfect bloom.
Holland Park is a public park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in west London. It has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, partially due to the neighbourhood and partially due to a variety of landscape designs used within the park. The park is best known for Kyoto Garden and has 3 distinct parts: semi-wild woodland, garden areas, and the sports ground. But it’s true gemstone is its small rose garden.
Pink Rose Carmeline features a stunning blend of pink petals that will leave you breathless but after you smell it you will definitely fell in love with it. A ruffled, bubbly pink center eye delicately fades to a creamier pink that will make this rose the absolute perfect accent flower for your arrangement! These lovely blooms have an incredibly high petal count and a whirly, swirly center. What is not to like here.
If you are like me and tired of winter, hoping for an early spring in London, you are in luck. While the weather, birds and bees haven’t quite caught up yet, there is a place in London where spring has sprung. In Belgravia, there is a pretty little street in London called Elizabeth Street, where spring is quite positively bursting from the seans!
If you’re looking for a statement rose with a mountainous dose of glamour, the Caramel Antike rose is a stellar choice. Its mix of yellow and apricot colours is the epitome of elegance, with light vanilla edges making way to darker center. Grown in Colombia, these blooms have a giant, full-petalled cups. They feature a slight to medium fragrance and are the perfect garden rose for a romantic wedding bouquet or arrangement.
Category: Cut Roses
Rose Bellevue is a stunning Bi-colour rose that displays exquisite blends and contrasts of colour. Its flowers are mainly pink which fade to green closer to edges, with guard petals (outer petals) being more on the green side. Such coloration adds great interest to the rose and makes it a beautiful cut flower.
There is something a little special about piano roses – unusual shape of their blooms. All piano roses have pompon like buds which later on develop into big lush cupped blooms. The deeply cupped flowers of the rose are usually accompanied by side shoots that normally have smaller buds on them. Such unusual structure and its bright pink colour make Pink Piano Rose a great addition to any bouquet as it brings its old garden rose charm as well as adds more volume than a standard single-head rose.
Rose Baronesse is a variety of classic Old Rose that outshines most bright pink roses with its beauty. What makes this variety extra special is that unlike conventional pink cut roses, Baronesses large blooms open virtually flat when fully open and form extremely blousy blooms that exude the natural character and charm of old garden roses.
Quicksand roses are one of the most thought after bridal blooms. Each of these beautiful flowers features an elegant light beige colour that looks especially stunning when paired with dusty greenery. This rose is the perfect choice for a rustic look as it will add a pop of lush florals without over the top effect, so other blooms will still be noticeable. If you are on the look for an elegant rose look no further.
When you come across a beautiful flower it is more than likely that the only camera you have available is your smartphone. Regrettably, many photographs being taken on phones turn out to be poor. On some occasions, it could be blamed on lower quality cameras – but more often it is a result of poor photographic technique. So how do you take Instagram-worthy pictures with your smartphone? What follows is a list of simple tricks that will take your mobile flower photography to the next level.