The sun is shining, the birds have started singing, snowdrops are out and daffodils are slowly poking through! Spring is just around the corner! And so is Valentine’s day. Just one week away! If you’d like to treat a loved one to a bouquet of flowers this year, I’ll be creating seasonal bouquets with lovely British grown flowers which come from Cornwall and some of the foliage and catkins from the walled garden I’m tending. By choosing this planet friendly approach, you’d be supporting small businesses and British growers. If you don't celebrate Valentine's day, you might enjoy looking at the photos and maybe you'll be surprised how many flowers we can grow in the UK in the winter. We have a good selection of spring flowers like Tulips, Narcissi or Ranunculus as well as Snapdragons, Alstroemeria or Feverfew in a range of colours, and a nice mix of foliage (Eucalyptus, Ivy, Grasses), so we can put together beautiful and scented bouquets in pastel, red tones, pink tones or bright colours.
If you'd like to add a gift to go with your flowers -
We have a range of candles - Recycled candle company from Exeter, made with mixed recycled wax (£6,95 - £19,95) or Botanical candle company from Dorset, made with soy wax (15,95 - £21),
Potted spring bulbs (Hyacinth, Narcissi, Muscari £5),
Nkuku planters (£20 - £25) and hanging star candle holders (£42) or photo frames (£16 - £21),
Garden trading planters (£10 - £23), vases (£20 - £34) and enamel jugs (£26),
selection of houseplants (£6 - £17),
Land chocolate (£6),
Isla Middleton posters (£21) and more.
The shop will be open on Tuesday 14.2.. You can pick up your pre-ordered flowers in Chagford or book a delivery. To secure a bouquet please make an order as soon as you possible. Bouquet prices are £25 small, £35 for regular, £45 for medium and £55 for a large bouquet.
For any other enquiry, more information, bouquet examples and delivery charges, please either call Eva at 07496 993 499, email email@example.com, pop into the shop or visit https://www.floristfromtheforest.co.uk/copy-of-bouquets
For more information about why is it good to choose local and seasonal, please visit SSAW collective's article 'Why buy roses in February' https://www.ssawcollective.com/post/why-not-buy-roses-in-february With a few days of dry weather and sunshine, I am sure many of you are out in the garden. Here is a little checklist of things to do in February 1. Prune your hedges and finish pruning your fruit trees 2. Cut the old large leaves on Hellebores to expose the flowers 3. Cut down dry stems of perennials from last year, rake the leaves and spread organic fertilizer on the beds 4. Plant bare root trees 5. Order your potatoes, summer bulbs/tubers - Gladioli, Dahlias, and any seeds you're missing Most importantly - enjoy!
Our next newsletter will come out in March. We'll talk about mother's day and as usual about seasonal flowers and gardening.
Thank you Best wishes, Eva