Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Flowers | The Wreath
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by Rona
4M ago
The wreath which sat on top of the coffin during the procession and service of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral featured flowers and foliage cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House at the request of King Charles III. A card in remembrance sat among the flowers, with the King's goodbye message to his mother: 'In loving and devoted memory. Charles R ..read more
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British Cut Flowers at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
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by Rona
7M ago
British cut flowers will be taking centre stage at the RHS Flower School at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this coming week! From July 4th-9th, a dedicated flower-filled marquee will host free floral demonstrations and hands-on workshops sharing the beauty of homegrown blooms ..read more
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Rose Lilies | Cut Flower Facts (Pollen Free Lilies)
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by Rona
7M ago
If you love lilies but you’re concerned about getting lily pollen stains on your clothes or you find their scent too overpowering, then my latest video is perfect for you. I tell you all about a special Oriental lily called a Rose Lily. Simply head over to my YouTube channel to watch the video ..read more
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Outdoor Patio Refresh | Before & After
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by Rona
7M ago
If you’re thinking that your patio or back yard needs a little makeover, then head over to my YouTube channel for my latest video, Outdoor Patio Refresh | Before & After. I share before and after footage of our outdoor patio. Plus I talk you through my choice of flowers, pots and accessories. (Image: Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona ..read more
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Phillip Corps | Chelsea in Bloom 2022
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by Rona
8M ago
Many congratulations to florist Phillip Corps and his team! They've received a Highly Commended Chelsea in Bloom award for this stunning floral installation! For Jo Malone London, they created "an abundance of purple flowers enveloping the store’s façade, with illustrated corgis hidden among the garden scene, offering the perfect photo opportunity to mark this moment in time.” If you'd like to see my video featuring the installation together with over 35 other designs for this year's Chelsea in Bloom in London, simply head over to my YouTube channel. I loved the purple and lilac colour palet ..read more
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10 Seasonal Cut Flowers Available in May
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by Rona
9M ago
10 Seasonal Cut Flowers available in May is the focus of this blog post. So, if you’re looking to buy blooms this month and you live in the Northern Hemisphere, then read on. Whether you’re buying flowers for your home or as a gift, planning a May wedding or you’re organising an event or party in May, I’m sure you’ll find this post hugely beneficial. Sweet Pea | Lathyrus odoratus  Sweet peas (pictured above) have dainty ruffled petals and an incredible scent. They come in a wide range of colours including white, cream, lilac, apricot, purple, pink, red and burgundy. Their botanical name ..read more
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Becoming an Organic Flower Grower & Tulip Specialist | Polly Nicholson
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by Rona
11M ago
Organic flower grower Polly Nicholson from Bayntun Flowers shares her small business journey. Passionate about tulips, she also grows narcissi, alliums, peonies, clematis, sweet peas, bearded irises, delphiniums, zinnias and dahlias. She supplies wholesale flowers to florists, runs workshops and is also in-house florist for some residential properties locally. LISTEN WATCH Visit YouTube Channel SHOW NOTES Visit My Small Business & Me Website (Image: Britt Willoughby Dyer ..read more
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Flower Photography 101 – Choosing Containers
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by Rona
1y ago
There are so many different types of containers available nowadays for flower arranging. In this blog post and accompanying video, we’re going to look at 14 factors that you may like to consider when choosing the most appropriate vessel for your flowers, in particular when you’re photographing them. Proportion When you look at an arrangement as a whole, there is a general guideline in floristry that the container should be one third in height and the flowers two thirds in height of the overall design. Or, at the very least, you should aim for a minimum of half and half ..read more
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From the NHS to Becoming a Farmer Florist with Sarah Whiting
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by Rona
1y ago
Farmer florist Sarah Whiting shares her small business journey. After working for many years in senior management in the NHS, she took redundancy. And having always been a keen gardener, spent time in her garden. Then seven years ago, she decided to set up Nettlewood Flowers. LISTEN WATCH https://youtu.be/gfu-L0QH-cU SHOW NOTES Visit the My Small Business & Me website ..read more
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Narcissi | Cut Flower Facts
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by Rona
1y ago
I'm delighted to let you know that I'm launching a brand new YouTube series! It's called 'Cut Flower Facts'. And I'm starting with a stunningly scented seasonal flower, Narcissi! The video includes photos of many of the different varieties available, captured by the company Scented Narcissi, which is based on the Isles of Scilly in the UK. You'll also discover where the flower's name is derived from. Plus what it means in the Language of Flowers and an insight into the bloom's distinctive fragrance. https://youtu.be/dVR1-qPs6Yg P.S. Scented Narcissi is a small group of family farmers. If you ..read more
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