Yet another one of my couples who had their plans altered and changed numerous times due to the coronavirus pandemic were E & M - a couple that I have known for a number of years through their families love of flowers. Despite the stress of trying to jump through hoops and plans being very last minute, the wedding day was a beauty!
We all know it well. There’s nothing worse than the feeling of shameful responsibility for having killed one of our precious house plants; or at least having failed to keep it alive and thriving. On my new house plant care guide page, I’ll discuss how to look after your favourite species of plant-baby, giving you everything you need to love on your plants just the way they like it.
The thought of having no flowers at a wedding may seem strange to some, but with foliage-only botanicals becoming ever more popular at events across the UK, it's not as unusual as you may think. C & E were very relaxed about the botanical styling for their special day, which was to be based on a foliage-only wedding and reflecting their love of elegant simplicity. Over a pint of ale in The Fox at Hevingham, I met C & E - a young couple, who were so friendly and chatty, I could've sat with them all evening and had much more
Keeping your terrarium in optimal health is quite straightforward, particularly if you choose to add in activated charcoal. This rather unassuming substance is not like other charcoal that can be found in fireplaces, BBQ's or even on burnt food, and has excellent toxin-reducing qualities which will help keep your plants happy and healthy. Where Does Activated Charcoal Come From? Activated charcoal (also know as activated carbon) is produced from heating wood, bamboo, coconut shells or sawdust to extremely high temperatures which produces a unique kind of charcoal. This process makes it much more porous than any other kind of charcoal and therefore it
The soil is a pretty important part of your terrarium as it's what your plants need to thrive on for many years to come. Although you certainly don't need loads of soil, ensuring it is good quality will really benefit the overall health of your terrarium. Types of Soil There are hundreds and hundreds of soil types available to buy online which can be absolutely baffling to those simply looking to buy a litre or two for one small terrarium (hence why I sell it in my shop in small quantities!). But don't be scared off - for closed terrariums all you
If taking a walk through the good ol' British countryside is your kinda thing, why not combine it with spotting some of the prettiest wild flower species that can be found during April? This is the month where spring really takes hold and everything is simply bursting with life. The trees are laden with blossom, the hint of summer can be smelt on the wind and birds sing from sunrise to sunset. Here are 20 wild flowers that can be spotted during a stroll throughout the UK
Stuck for new isolation activities to do with the kids during the Coronavirus lockdown? Take a look at my a step by step guide on how to make a very simple terrarium using basic materials that can be found around the home and garden. No expense, super easy to make and fun for all!
Once you have chosen your vessel in which you would like to create a terrarium - it's time to begin layering in the different elements to keep your plants inside happy (you may want to read 'The Differences Between an Open Terrarium and Closed Terrarium' before getting started, so you can be sure to choose the correct bits and pieces). The very first layer is grit, gravel or sand and is known as a false bottom. In this blog post I am going to explain what this is and what you can use to create your own
The trend for making your own terrarium is becoming ever popular - and it's unsurprising as creating these beautiful gardens under glass is super satisfying! There are two distinct types of terrarium - the open terrarium and the closed terrarium, and in this blog post I am going to explain the differences between the two
When I first met up with this super friendly, ultra quirky couple (and their adorable doggo Moose!) I knew immediately that I would love to work with them on their big day. Anyone who asks for their wedding venue to be made to 'look like Jurassic park' has got to be a winner, right!? Styling a botanical wedding is something I specialise in, as I often include a variety of plants and leaves alongside flowers. Over a delicious breakfast at The Boars in Spooner Row, we chatted not just about the wedding, wedding flowers and styling but also about their jobs, house,
For pure indulgence and classic romance, what could be better than a Christmas wedding? F & P were very much of the mindset 'go big or go home' and they embraced the Christmas theme fully with extravagant decor throughout their venue. Kimberley Hall, with its elegant interiors and sweeping staircase, was the ideal setting for such an event, and in December 2019, it was turned into a winter wonderland. I first chatted with this gorgeous couple (I mean, they literally could both be models) at a wedding fair back in February, and when they described the day they were planning I
October is a month often overlooked for weddings, however, with the changing of the leaves in full swing and sunny days still present, it's a month worth considering for future brides and grooms. J & A set their date in the middle of the month and were rewarded with a beautiful fall day
Last week I had the pleasure of creating a floral archway for none other than London Fashion Week. Although the majority of my work involves weddings and workshops, I jump at the chance to work on something completely unusual or unique, and this opportunity was an absolute banger! Poster Girl, a brand new British Fashion Label, were looking to create a whimsical woodland themed catwalk, with the centrepiece being an archway adorned in pale blooms and 'English garden' style foliage. I am a proper nature geek, so this style was very much up my street. I used a selection of blooms
A grand wedding in the heart of the Cotswolds with all the bells and whistles is a dream of many brides and grooms. Stanway House is a particularly impressive setting with backdrops of weathered stone walls, exquisite gardens and a church straight out of a fairy tale. For M & J, this was a dream come true in May 2019. Organising wedding flowers can be complicated for many couples, with endless choices of what's in season, which blooms match the colour scheme, the bouquet size etc. However, from long distance it's even harder, and the bride and I spent weeks pinging
If you're looking for modern yet laid back wedding venue with plenty of outdoor space and glamping for your guests, Happy Valley in Norfolk should be on your list. The beautiful grounds, airy Dutch barn and rural location are what attracted O & L to this special place for their big day in June 2019. I met with the bride at one of my favourite hot-chocolate drinking spots in Norwich; Cafe 33, where along with her daughter we chatted about the relaxed wedding she was planning. There are few brides that have ever been as chill as she was, pretty much