Day of sunshine

Yesterday was a rare day of sunshine and warmth in this dismal wet and cold summer we have had so far. A day when the cynoglossum matched the sky and suddenly a field of flowers looks an amazing site rather than a soggy mess.   This bright mix was off to the golf… And I must not pick the bed …

Choosing natural wedding flower combinations

For Stephanie’s wedding in May I had free reign to design and choose the colours for the bouquet.  Initially this is great when brides allow you this freedom as I really can have the pick of the garden.  However come nearer the event and that freedom and choice suddenly becomes a challenge.  The challenge is what to choose, what line to go …

DIY weddings and workshops

One of the great advantages of growing my own flowers in Scotland is that I can offer a variety of flowers not available through wholesale or florists outlets.  If you are looking for a natural wedding look then these flowers are the real thing! For people that want to do some or all of the wedding arrangements themselves we do sell …

Know your climate

This was the weather on 21st March! We don’t often get snow, but if we do it is most likely to be in January or March. We have some low tunnels that have plastic pipes as hoops and these are hopeless with snow so if you get a lot of snow metal hoops are the only option. Fortunately brushing furiously …

February Flower of the Month

Heather There is apparently a heather for every month of the year, especially if you have acid soil as I do. I love the heathers that come out in January/February when there is so little else “flowering”. These heathers are also very important for the first foraging bees when they emerge in spring. There are two main types of heathers …

2017 Scottish Flower season

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a field full of beautiful flowers blossoming in the Scottish sun…  This is what it feels like remembering back to the cutting garden before we put the field to bed after the last wedding in November.  Now we are getting ready for 2017 season and looking forward to …

Flower Box Club

A break in the blogging.  This is always the way – winter there is more time to blog but no pictures of achingly beautiful flowers.  Now we have flowers but no time to blog as the planting out, tending and harvesting all needs done at once.  We are almost at the turn of the year where we can ease off …

Weeding borders

Ah Weeding, only one letter differentiating wedding and weeding, both often a time consuming adventure, but weeding you should do, weddings not obligatory, but make sure it includes Scottish grown flowers if you do! I want to give you a few weeding tips.  This is not the time to tell you that you should have a weeding plan that started …

DIY weddings – buckets and workshops

Do you love flowers and want to be involved in your wedding preparations?  Or perhaps you have family members who are very creative and already make beautiful arrangements?  DIY wedding flowers may be for you! DIY workshop This year we are running a DIY wedding flower workshop which gives you a foundation in making the most of every flower stem …

British Flowers March Wedding

A few photos from the first wedding of the season helped along with daffodils from Cornwall. The venue was the lovely Barn at Dalduff so a local Ayrshire venue for Ayrshire flowers.