Plant of the Month, October – Aloe This month we are celebrating the wonderful plant that is Aloe… whether you have a small individual plant or a larger group, they are a wonderful low maintenance plant to bring joy to your home. Plant Origin: Aloe vera is a succulent from the Asphodel family and has been growing on the Arabian Peninsula for millions of years. … Continue reading October Plant of the Month – Aloe
Spring is in the air and we love everything about Spring flowers – the bright colours, the sweet scents, the glorious variety to choose from and that you can grow most of them yourself in your garden from bulbs with little effort! Ranunculus originally comes all the way from Central Asia. It travelled through many exotic places before arriving in Europe, where it was given … Continue reading Flowers of the Month – Spring!
February is the month when we make a special effort to celebrate Love – and red roses have become synonymous with romance but what about expressing love to your friends and family? We love using the Language of Flowers in our work at The Flower Studio, and the Alstroemeria is used to symbolise enduring friendship. It’s therefore, the perfect gift to confirm a beautiful friendship. … Continue reading Flower of the Month – February – Alstroemeria
A new year, a new beginning. The tulip is ideal for welcoming in the new year with its brilliant colours and varied appearance. The ever-cheerful tulip comes in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with multicoloured petals. The tulip’s shapes are also a feast for the eye. You can get them with a single or double row of petals, whilst there are also … Continue reading Flower of the Month – January – The Tulip
As tradition stands, January 5th or the eve of the Epiphany is considered the end of Christmas celebrations, and the day when the Christmas tree and decorations are removed from your house and packed away safely until next year. I always find this a very therapeutic process as it is usually the first proper ‘house clean’ of the year, especially if you have had a … Continue reading Christmas Tree Out – Houseplant In!
I have fond memories of visiting Bishopscourt when I was a little girl, so I was extremely excited when the current owners Donna and John contacted me and asked us to be their wedding florist. Donna knew exactly what she wanted and my brief was simple – white roses, white hydrangea and white peonies, in a natural but elegant garden style. I will let the … Continue reading Donna & John’s Classic White Wedding
Are you planning your wedding and still not decided on what colour to go for? Our florists have put together some ideas to inspire you and this week we look at bright colours! Rainbow colours and bold, bright styling are going to be big this year. Mix together clashing pinks and bright oranges to make your bouquet ‘pop’. If you can’t decide … Continue reading Wedding Trends 2013 – Colourful