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Garden Flower Bouquets of Lavender and Blue.

May 25, 2014

These typically English country garden flowers reflect all that is summery and fresh. Flowers are always bloomy and full of bright colours and fluffy textures. Blooming alium heads and ladies mantle arranged in this simple water jug straight from the flower beds.

Vases and containers can be rustic old tin pots, milk jugs and vintage Chrystal glass vases. 
 Use the garden foliage's to add bulk and much loved scent, mint, lavender, sage and rosemary are all in plentiful supply during the summer. Choice of vase is very important  for the following reasons.
Bottle Vase - easy to use, just a few stems to fit the vase. They look good grouped  together.
Fishbowl Vase - excellent for arranging flowers in soft swirls around the inside of the vase, easy to achieve.
Cube Vase - useful for standing  hand -tied bouquets and smaller straight from the garden bunches.
V shaped Vases - a common shaped vase often used in the Flower Shop.  Great for when you have a large 
quantity of flowers to fill it, but if you are not a Florist Shop and your budget does not stretch thus far this is a greedy vase to fill.  You need tall stems and plenty of them as they tend to  sink down inside.

Aliums  arranged by nature.

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Simple Interiors.
Simple Interiors.

July 11, 2014

There needs to be balance with simple interiors, a balance not too utilitarian, but informal and above all calm. Variation of textures, wall coverings, flooring, upholstery and soft furnishings all play an important part when creating this modern interior theme. Interiors with a country rustic simplicity do not need a country home to enjoy. Painted wooden furniture, chairs with rush seats. Soft...





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Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid.

July 09, 2014

There are about 300 species of Dendrobium, all natives of the tropics.  Many have large handsome flowers.
With few exception they require tropical treatment, when the correct temperature applied can be easy to grow. One of the easiest is D. Phalaenopsis a native of New Guinea, proves its self exceptional in the size and beauty of its flowers, ranging in colour from white to deep red-purple with...

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Hampshire Coffee Company - Fresh Roasted.

July 03, 2014

Britain has embraced cafe culture with huge enthusiasm.  Cafes and coffee shops abound in even the smallest town or Village. 

The first coffee house (above) was opened in Oxford in 1652.  Still on the same site a cafe bar called the Grand Cafe. Slightly later - Queens Lane Coffee House has been serving coffee in Oxford  for 360 years - established in 1654.

London's first coffee house opened in 1652...

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