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18th January 2014 by Kate Maxwell
Happy New Year

So Christmas is over and we are all looking forward to what 2014 is going to bring us!

We have been busy getting the shop looking smart with the outside freshly painted and the inside clean and tidy after the madness of the Christmas period.  We are ready for Valentines Day, with lots of bouquet boxes ready to fill with roses for all the romantics out there!

Some of our lovely 2014 wedding customers are getting in touch to confirm their orders and pay their deposits.  It's looking to be a great year, lots of different venues and styles will keep us busy!

Keeping up to date with trends that are coming through in the bridal world, with lace dresses getting more and more beautiful if that's possible!  Vintage is still very popular but we have noticed some bright vibrant colours being added into the jam jars and teapots, steering away slightly from the sepia muted tones of the last few years.

Flowers that are in season at the moment are tulips and the stunningly fragrant hyacinths, also in contrast the striking cymbidium stems in an array of colours.  Talking of which we noticed at the market last week that 'they' are starting to dye roses not just bright blue but deep purple and even black!  I'm not convinced about dyed roses, but perhaps for the right event they would prove a great option!

We have got together with Mr Robinson fruit and veg boxes www.mrrobinson.co.uk/shopping/create-your-own/ so you can now have In Bloom Flowers delivered with your weekly shop!  Seasonal bunches or something more substantial to give to friends over the weekend.

Remember, give us a call if you are in need of something this year, whether it's a small bunch of something simple or a bigger arrangement for a special occasion!  Look forward to hearing from you! 

18th January 2014 by Kate Maxwell
So Christmas is over and we are all looking forward to what 2014 is going to bring us! We have been busy getting the shop looking smart with the outside freshly painted and the inside clean and tidy after the m... read more
9th September 2013 by Kate Maxwell
Hair Flowers

 The next big thing, whether it is a delicate chain of seasonal flowers or a full crown of sumptious stems flowers in your bridal barnet is one way to follow the latest trend in bridal fashion!  As seen in the latest edition of Wedding Flowers magazine, see pictures.

 If you are thinking about having flowers in your hair for your wedding day then don't be scared to go all out! 

The only thing I would suggest that if you are a person who can wear a hat you can get away with a crown but if your look like a mad person with even a fasinator perhaps a few little heads of something small might work better for you. 

It is best to speak to your hairdresser and florist about your ideas as there are things that need to be thought about.  

What style and type of hair you have. 

What type of flowers you are having in your bridal bouquet.

What will last well for the day as it will be out of water and needs to cope with the warmth of your head! 

 

 Have fun with it though it's the one day that you can wear exactly what you want and still look gorgeous!

9th September 2013 by Kate Maxwell
 The next big thing, whether it is a delicate chain of seasonal flowers or a full crown of sumptious stems flowers in your bridal barnet is one way to follow the latest trend in bridal fashion!  As seen in the lat... read more
20th June 2013 by Kate
Plants

We went to the market on Wednesday and both fell in love with a stunning tray of Echeveria!  The beautiful and perfect leaves of the succulents sat 'glowing' and really stood out from a crowd of leafy green foliages of the ivy and pansies! 

We often get excited about the succulent type plants when we see them.  I am unsure exactly why but perhaps it's the amazing textures and shapes that they come in.  The particular specimens on Wednesday also showing a most amazing pink, lilac, grey colour and the soft green they are nothing short of magnificent.  They are great easy plants for those of you who aren't of the green fingered variety!  Only needing a small amount of water and able to take a fair amount of heat if shaded.  They can be kept outdoor, to -degrees C, or enjoyed inside.

O.K enough of the adoration of them and on to the marvel of the pelargonium!! More commonly known as the geranium.  Pelargonium species are evergreen perennials originally found in Southern Africa.  Being drought and heat tolerant makes them hardy and easy bedding plants to look after and can tolerate minor frosts. They are extremely popular garden plants.

The vibrant colour of hot pink royal pelargonium that we brought to sell in the shop have add a gorgeous brightness to the area and contrast with the subtle and delicate stems of the lavender plants. 

So that brings me nicely on to Lavender and the beauty of this plant.  Not only to look at but to smell!  Evoking feelings of relaxation and apparently good for hayfever sufferers!  It may sound bizarre that a flower might be good for hayfever but it is said to relax the inflamed areas in your nasal passage and so help to quash the runny nose and sneezes.  So if your suffering then give us a call you get a beautiful fresh plant to pop on your desk at work, even if it doesn' help with your hayfever it will create a fab fragrance to waft around you as you work!

20th June 2013 by Kate
We went to the market on Wednesday and both fell in love with a stunning tray of Echeveria!  The beautiful and perfect leaves of the succulents sat 'glowing' and really stood out from a crowd of leafy green foliages of ... read more
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