Time to Grow!

A new season has begun and with that comes lots of lovely new arrivals at the Flower Studio Garden Centre. First of all are the delightful David Austin Roses and as well as some favourites from last year, we have some new and exclusive rose varieties such as ‘William and Catherine’, a beautifully scented, white full petalled rose. Another variety that I am looking forward to seeing in bloom … Continue reading Time to Grow!

O the heather and gorse on old Bradda’s broad back…

…A mantle of purple and gold ! (No purple or gold need the Manxman e’er lack While there’s heather and gorse on old Bradda’s broad back)… (Excerpt from ‘A Book of Manx Poetry) (Image courtesy of DEFA) This morning I left the shop to do my deliveries in absolute torrential rain.  Grey, damp, cold…. not my idea of a great way to start the week … Continue reading O the heather and gorse on old Bradda’s broad back…

He who plants a garden, plants happiness…

.. a proverb from around the world somewhere, can’t remember which country, but the words always stick in my head. I am happy when I am gardening, even when it rains, because I know that the raindrops are like my Friday night Gin & Tonic to plants that have been baking in the sun.. cool and refreshing! My favourite style of garden is the natural prettiness of a … Continue reading He who plants a garden, plants happiness…

A Year in the Life of a Rose. Part 1.

This is the first part in a series of posts which aims to show you how to care for your rose plants.  Some of my customers are put off buying rose plants because they believe they are difficult and time-consuming to look after, but the reality is not so.  If you want to spend hours pruning and training your rose, then you can, but they perform just as beautifully if left to their own devices to ramble through a hedge or around an old tree stump!

This year we have been honoured to stock the stunning David Austin ® Rose plants and they have been selling so quickly we can hardly keep up with the demand.  For those of you that haven’t seen (or smelt!) a David Austin ® Rose, come and visit us down here at Tynwald Mills, because the plants we have down here are just bursting in to bloom and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

So, with the help of McVitie, we have put together this guide, starting with the planting of your rose…

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I’m in Love with…..

… a little plant called Campanula. You can tell the type of plants and flowers I like because I tend to have them in my shop!  There aren’t many flowers I dislike, perhaps if pushed, I would say bright orange lillies, but that is because I have never really been an orange kinda girl.  However, plants I am fussier about.  Cactus, for instance, is a … Continue reading I’m in Love with…..