Happy Birthday Burleigh

The iconic Burleigh is celebrating a significant birthday this year… 170 years no less!  Burleigh is a British design institution, renowned for its classic patterns and hand-decorated pottery which is still made in Middleport, the traditional home of UK pottery. For over a century and a half the company has provided crockery for Royal families,…

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Your Perfect Al Fresco Picnic Party

Nothing says British Summer like a picnic. We love to imagine long, sun-drenched afternoons stretched out on blankets atop the nearest patch of green. In reality, the British weather usually has other ideas… No matter. Whatever the weather’s doing, you can have a fantastic outdoor soiree this summer. Here are my essential (and floral) ways…

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Super Sunflowers!

‘Tis the Season for the Sunflower! The sunflower, with its tall stem and big, sunny face, is probably one of the most recognised flowers in the world. In fact, let’s be honest, no flower is more famous than the sunflower. It’s the Kim Kardashian of the flower world. They have been used as a symbol…

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How to clean your vase

Believe it or not, vase care is really important for keeping your flowers in tip-top condition. There’s a lot to consider when cleaning your vase, so I thought I’d share some of my golden rules. No debris – Last week’s flowers were lovely, but this week’s don’t want to know about them! Make sure you’ve…

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Introducing… Tag Rugby Trust

Everyone loves a good kickabout. But did you know that sport can actually change the world?  Tag Rugby Trust works around the world to create social change through sport. Their mission is simple: to achieve improvements in education and employment through engagement with rugby. For fourteen years — across 9 countries — Tag Rugby Trust…

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Find the perfect secateurs…

We’ve all been there. Your flowers arrive and you can’t wait to get them into the vase. Only, your kitchen scissors are having a tough time snipping through the stems. In fact, they’re making a right mess of it… Did you know that clean-cut stems last even longer? The stems are less likely to fray…

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Peonymania

Peonies are really just shameless show-offs, with their fancy frills and delightful colours. Here’s everything you need to know about these seasonal sensations… Try creeping up to someone and suddenly whispering ‘Peony!’ at them. You’ll see their ears prick up, their eyes go all misty and there’s a decent chance they’ll say in a dreamy…

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Floral Trends for Spring

A house without flowers is so last season… make the most of spring with all the fabulous florals you can get hold of, including boxes of Freddie’s Flowers!  As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, I wanted to take you through some of the floral trends for Spring 2021. Forget Paris and…

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Springtime Crafts

Reconnecting with nature is good for us. It’s not just good for us, it is great for us! It is the best thing you can do for your mind, body and soul. Nurturing that connection with the outdoor world and being in tune with the changing of the seasons can have a big impact on…

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