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November 2, 2022
Flower support: grids, Floraguppies, and dog toys.

This past September, I posted on alternatives to floral foam and demonstrated how to make a simple flower grid. Those grids are still holding up: a bit of a faff to make, but I think they are worth the effort, and I'm going to make some more interesting ones to support Christmas decorations soon. Floraguppy […]

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October 21, 2022
Autumn planting: ranunculus and anemones

I dropped into the local GardenWorks the other day looking for cell seed trays. The place was full of pumpkins and Christmas decorations, but not a seed tray in sight. Now I love Christmas, and my heart admittedly beats a little faster when confronted by a bauble, but this is a garden centre, right, and […]

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October 5, 2022
Christmas presents for flower gardeners

Am I the first to remind you of Christmas? I doubt it since when I last popped into the garden centre the trees were up and decorations for sale. While it might seem early to be thinking presents, if there's a flower gardener on your list and you'd like to give something a little out […]

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September 28, 2022
Alternatives to floral foam and making a flower grid

 I haven’t used floral foam for years, and was surprised to find, given everything we know about its contribution to microplastic pollution, that it is still available, and still frequently used by florists. Although so far no one has come up with anything quite so effective, I still wouldn't ever use it again, and there […]

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June 27, 2022
Garden Snobbery: Or, how I learned to love red

I’d just enjoyed a long season of flowers from a gorgeous Clematis montana I’d inherited with the house and, being a huge fan of clematis, I was eager to discover what the next one to bud might be. This was a very old plant that obviously hadn’t been cut back for years, a tangle of […]

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