Summer Weddings …

Summer Weddings …

Summer Weddings …

February 29th, 2016 by Caroline

On a cold but sunny February morning, when the garden is just beginning to wake up to the thought of Spring and the ‘to-do’ list includes tending the roses ready for the year ahead, my thoughts drift back to last Summer and a wedding where roses were celebrated in their prime.   Arabella and Adam were […]

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The New Year in Flowers … Part 2 Black Beauty

The New Year in Flowers … Part 2 Black Beauty

February 16th, 2016 by Caroline

This post is one in a series of Journal entries documenting a fantastic day of photography earlier this year with the talented Emma Davies (emmadaviesphotography.com).   This collection of shots features the flowers with black backgrounds reminiscent of the Dutch Master flower paintings.  The black backdrop creates mood, depth and definition to the shapes and […]

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Wild Winter Wreaths …

Wild Winter Wreaths …

December 24th, 2015 by Caroline

Christmas Wreaths are an annual labour of love for all florists.  Each year, from the start of November onwards, Social Media is rife with florist chat about ‘this year’s trends’, the amazing smell of spruce … that soon becomes blue spruce overload, resin-stained fingers and the best gloves/hand-creams to use!  However, there is magic in the […]

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50 Shades of Green …

50 Shades of Green …

February 16th, 2015 by Caroline

Another Journal entry and another film title – or almost! To offer an alternative (as many people seemed to have done!) to the much-debated launch of the film, I thought I’d get up close and personal with the colour green! In the UK, we’re lucky enough to have a seasonal climate with all the wonderful […]

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All change for the end of the year

All change for the end of the year

November 1st, 2014 by Caroline

In my part of Hampshire, the most dramatic of seasonal changes is that from Autumn to winter. Driving up the hill into our village is like entering a wild tunnel, with the beech trees reaching over the road from one side to another, joining in the middle and forming an almost Cathedral ceiling-type scene.  Indeed, […]

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