Category: Combinations

July 29, 2022
Drummond's Phlox 'Cherry Caramel'

If, like me, you are easily tempted when it comes to flowers, then you probably succumbed to all the hype and bought seeds to grow Phlox 'Cherry Caramel' this year. The good news is the hype was justified - well, mostly. This annual phlox is one of the prettiest flowers I've grown in a long […]

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July 21, 2022
In praise of Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Main photo: Adam Ross I used to hate crocosmia. I can't tell you how many times I've sniffily dug every single nasty corm out of a new garden: too big, too bright, too common. So I thought. Now I know what the real problem was: I'd never gardened with hummingbirds. I did resist in the […]

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July 13, 2022
Cottagecore: mason jar bouquets

I've been having fun experimenting with mason jar bouquets over the last week or so. They're wonderfully easy things to make: there’s no need for complicated wiring, frogs, or florist’s tape, and it’s a great way to gift flowers. These bouquets are very cottagecore, I've been told, a term new to me, but I rather […]

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June 22, 2022
When life gives you lily of the valley

Last month I read in Brides magazine that a small bouquet of lily of the valley - the ‘ultimate wedding flower when it comes to the traditional bride’ - typically costs $500 while larger bouquets can be as much as a jaw-dropping $1200. Then I walked to our local shop to find bunches of four […]

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