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My love of roses started way back when I was a little girl.  My paternal grandparents lived in a small outback town in Queensland, Australia and we would make an annual Christmas visit.  308 more words


We Made This - Planters

Pinterest is one of my favourite online sites to visit and spend a rainy evening with a cup of tea. There’s so much inspiration on there. 610 more words


2nd May 1884. Green Fingers.

Today in 1884 the Amateur Gardening Magazine was first published and the first to serve the ordinary gardener as opposed to botanists.(1)

It obviously had an advice column as in 1892, one correspondent was dismissed with, ‘Your question is not easily solved… and we regret that more important work will not permit us to go into it’. 417 more words


Lovely Botanical Couture

Innovative brides searching for a fresh and fashionable approach to floral design are likely to fall in love with the high-style botanical couture of Francoise Weeks.

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Old Herbaceous

Expanding the Horizons of Floral Design

From David Austin Roses USA and Florabundance — just beautiful. Click below to see the gorgeous, imaginative wedding flower arrangements.

Source: Expanding the Horizons of Floral Design

Serenity Now

Dreaming of Summer

I’m not sure whether it is because the birds are starting to sing loudly in the mornings or that for the first time in months, I’m not in total darkness as I go about my early morning jobs but I’m already starting to think a lot about summer.   208 more words


New roses, part 1

As rose gardens go I always think that the one here at Loseley Park is impressive. Not just because of its size (we have over 1,000 bushes), magnificent colour or heady scent but because it is just that – a garden of roses.  364 more words