Flower Arranging

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Flower Arranging

Now is a perfect time to practise flower arranging. Especially if you have a garden full of blooms. 

It is also a wonderful way to make the house feel fresh, without having to do much. Whether you pick your flowers or buy them, here are a few tips for flower arranging. Read more

Lockdown Learning

Now is a great time to start learning something new, if you haven’t already started (or are looking for the next thing to learn). Here are a few ideas, all based on arts and craft (all online). Read more

In the Garden February

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In the Garden February

Spring is coming, can you feel it? With Spring comes a lot more to do in the garden. Now is when early seeds such as sweet peas and bluebells need sowing now. 

Early Spring plants often do their own thing. Snowdrops and crocus unfold add add colour to the garden, providing food for early bumblebees and other insects, before delicately disappearing and leaving space for late spring flowers. Daffodils are currently peeping out too ( they need a bit more care as they need to be deadheaded to allow more energy to go to the bulb after the flower is over.) 

It is also a good time to plan what you want in your garden later in the year. So you can plant out seeds and seedlings at the right time.

Flowers

Sweet Peas (a favourite of mine) can be sown either inside in a cool room, or under a cloche outside. And hardy annuals and some other plants such as Lilies can be sewn in pots.

Pruning 

Wisteria, hardy evergreen hedges, conservatory climbers, winter flowering shrubs which have finished for the year.

Protect

February can be a mix of weather and frost is likely, so it is important to protect seeds and blossom (such as peach blossom) from cold snaps.

Vegetables

Chit potato tubers, prepare vegetable beds and some vegetable seeds can be sown at this time of year too (check the packets if you are unsure).

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Syjunta

Photography by Sussex photographer Emma Croman

If you are wanting something new, social and creative to do when the nights start drawing in, we may have found the perfect thing for you. Syjunta. Syjunta is a Swedish concept. It is the name given to a gathering of people who meet to craft and enjoy a seasonal home-cooked supper.  Read more

April Gardening – Seeds, Weeds and More

April is when gardens start to bloom. Embracing spring and growth. This means it is one of the busiest months for gardening. Sowing seeds, weeding and starting to keep on top of the grass again. Read more

Living Walls | Thinking Green

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We love plants. Anyone who follows us on social media will have had a hint of it already. So we decided to tell you a little bit about why we love plants and give you a few ideas on how to incorporate them into your life. We spoke to Plant Design, a company that specialises in bringing plants into indoor spaces, to find out a more. 

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Makers Stories | Lynn Fox

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We first met Lynn Fox at a fair, her work stood out straight away and we have been selling a collection of her ceramics since this time last year. Each piece is unique and has its own beauty. We asked Lynn for a short video to show how she throws her pot, and asks her a little bit more about the process. Read more

Bake | How To Make a Beautiful But Simple Real Flower Cake

We have all seen the stunning cakes with real flowers on this summer, including at the royal wedding. Here is a really simple cake: Read more

How to Add Florals | Home Decor

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We love flowers! But florals can be an intimidating thing to add to the interiors. But it doesn’t have to be flowery wallpaper on every wall. Here are a few ways you can add florals to your home… mostly suitable for renters as well as home owners: Read more