Author Archives: Sean

Flat willow

We love to use flat willow in our bouquets. Salix udensis “sekka” is desirable because of its fasciation which is a deformity caused by a hormone inbalance it can also be caused by insect damage. However its quite stable in … Continue reading

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Faded blooms

Just love these parchment coloured roses and tulips. Shame we had no vellum in stock to wrap them in.

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All arti.

Beautifull quality artichokes in this week. Big globes suffused with purple teamed up with the mettalic viburnum berries…and for the budding Nigellas amongst you they are very good with butter!!

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Hey Mici your so fine…..

Check out this amazing trio. We were very lucky to get Paphiopedilum Micranthum. Only discovered relatively recently in 1951 by Tang and Wang. This took the orchid world by storm and still get’s orchid fanciers blood flowing with its plump … Continue reading

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Foxgloves

We just love foxgloves in the Potting Shed. Its strange how something so beautiful is so poisonous, (this happens alot in life!) saying that they also save thousands of lives with there heart stimulant properties (digitalin) these particular ones are … Continue reading

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Where’s my flake..

It seems the whole country is melting in this heat….. its been a long time coming so what better way to celebrate than talk about ice cream. Sadly this vintage wooden version is unedible. Papier mache was applied to the … Continue reading

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5 a day..

Only a week before mothers day so before the sea of pastels i thought i would treat myself and our customers to some greens. Its very important to get your 5 a day (inbetween cake) so here we have green … Continue reading

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Sean of the deads!!!

Very exciting consignment of antlers has turned up in the back of Keith’s van. These will be mounted in due course on various plaques. Antlers seem to be very in fashion at the moment, perfect for that baronial look…

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On the tiles!!!

Todays  creation comprises, mini primroses planted on to an old French terracotta roof tile. The compost is held in with 2 silver birch logs then bound with string and ivy. A lovely uplifting gift  to cheer the spirit!  

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Feed me Seymour…..

Amazing slipper orchid hybrids. Just love these, every one has its own character with their little warty often hairy faces. These also have lovely mottled foliage, just keep in a warm shady position and enjoy…

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