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FlowerMuse: Eryngium Planum (for Theresa May)

May’s management skills are under huge scrutiny – again – as she faces another week of squabbling at her Cabinet table.  Unruly, abrasive, and very shouty – like a brood of teenage children –  there’s a heap of issues amongst her ministers for her to sort; the flagrant flouting of her authority,  arrogant freelancing, destabilizing plots and bitter divisions. 598 more words

Propagating eryngium by root cuttings

I cleared Border 6 last weekend. In doing so I removed the giant solidago that was bullying everything else in the bed. This revealed a sickly looking eryngium. 677 more words


The Making of the White Garden ~ 5. Adding Grey

There have been many takes on colour-schemed gardens. But white gardens are perhaps the most difficult to pull off – or at least I think so! 639 more words

Garden Design

New border, new blooms

I have a new flower border! It had existed in my head for ages but finally, in April, we took spade to turf and dug away, It was quite a plunge to take but I’m glad we decided to dive in as I’m now beginning to see the effect I was hoping for. 1,003 more words

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Asymmetrical Experiment

This week’s design happened a little spontaneously after a quick mooch in my local florist – Miss Mole’s Flower Emporium. Why I thought I’d be able to window shop and not buy anything I don’t know! 678 more words


Tackling the hand-tie

Out of all of the different designs I’ve learned since starting floristry, I’ve found hand-ties to be one of the hardest to master. Coming second only to wired bouquets, but I can’t bring myself to talk about wiring just yet – I’m still scarred. 414 more words