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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Freddie’s Focaccia!

Focaccia is older than the Roman Empire and is said to originate from the Etruscans of Northern Italy. I assume that’s where the Etrusco chrysanthemum comes from too! So, from your leaflet craft this week you should all know how to create funky focaccia floral art but how on earth does one make a focaccia…

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Don’t make a floral faux pas…

I Love You, Hello, Thank You… flowers can say it all. But, when you’re giving somebody flowers you want to make sure you’re not unwittingly saying something you don’t mean. Here’s my handy guide to flowers and their hidden meanings.  The best way to avoid a floral faux pas is to send boxes of flowers…

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Amazing Alliums

Move over tulips, sayonara daffodils because when it comes to spring it is all about alliums! Dominating vases and gardens as far as the eye can see, alliums are nature’s glorious globes! I love the power flowers have to transport you to another place. One look at an allium and I am immediately sitting in…

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Press to impress…

What’s that you say? You want to help your flowers last forever? Well I might have just the thing…  Pressing flowers is an age-old pursuit, as traditional as fish and chips or strawberries and cream. There really are so many things you can make with your pressed flowers. Greetings cards, bookmarks, phone cases or framed…

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