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DIY table centrepieces to add wow to your garden party

  People often ask me for ideas for decorating tables both inside and out and for me the most important ingredient for a summer party is colour – the more the merrier!  I will be busy stocking the shelves at Applegarth Farm Shop and Holybourne Shop and Post Office with lots of beautiful pots and […]

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Design your perfect wedding bouquet

Wedding season is in full swing and every weekend over the summer for me will be filled with a wonderful variety of weddings with all different themes, colour schemes and venues. No matter what type of wedding my couples are having though, there is one item that is always on the wish list for brides […]

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The Top Wedding Flower Trends for 2018

Wedding Season is upon us! It all kicked off with the Royal Wedding in May which set the tone for the key trends we are likely to see in 2018. So if you are looking for inspiration for your wedding flowers then look no further, here are the top trends I expect to see this […]

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Hello Sunshine!

What a glorious day to wake up to this morning! It is such a relief to finally see the sunshine and as I opened my curtains the Spring flowers smiled back at me as they reached upwards to soak up the early morning rays. The flower beds are starting to come to life and are […]

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Spring has finally sprung!

After what has felt like a long and often bleak winter we finally have some sunshine in our garden and the spring bulbs are pushing their heads up through the frost hardened soil to hint at the bright things to come. Spring has always been a favourite season for me, the colours and scent of […]

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Save your garden from the ‘Beast from the East’

Beast from the east

Beast from the eastInstagram and Facebook are full of photos of snow laden scenes from across the country but whilst the aptly named ‘Beast from the East’ causes havoc on our roads and public transport, it needn’t cause you too many issues in your garden. Here, Francesca Sharp shares her top tips for protecting your new growth and […]

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Christmas Workshops

  It is that time again, it sneaks up through the summer and as soon as the children go back to school and the garden starts to be put to bed the inevitable is on it’s way ! September flies along and all the plans to be more organised with setting dates and posting them […]

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Weddings are go !

I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to arrange wedding flowers locally starting in the depths of winter when there was a frost on the ground at Old Thorns to compliment the winter sparkle theme of the wedding. Flowers included hyacinths, paperwhites, tulips and avalanche roses all with petals that shimmered and scented […]

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Spring Workshops

I have at last got organised to put some dates in the diary to run some workshops from home kicking off with a Mother’s Day Flower arranging morning on Friday 13th March from 10.00 am – 12.30pm. The morning will involve a demonstration on how to make a hand tied bunch of flowers the natural […]

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Autumn beckons

The time just flies, well over a year since I last updated the blog, but I am back in the thick of it now. Having left the area this time last year for seven months, returning in April this year, I am still trying to haul the garden back into some form of semblance ! […]

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