A Romantic Tale for Valentines Day

Nothing beats a good romantic tale… This story of how Paul ‘won his girl’ will melt your heart!

Ashley and Paul’s perfect Engagement…

Horticultural Plant Types

We are going to focus our attention just on the ‘Herbaceous Group’ of plants which are the most common seeds that you will buy to grow as cut flowers… 

HERBACEOUS PLANTS (WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?)
Herbaceous plants do not develop a woody stem or structure and their stems usually die down in winter…

Wedding Flowers Jam Jars and Mason Jars

Introducing our new Mason and Jam Jar Service…

Creating Jam Jars is great fun but sometimes with everything else going on having these little treasures pre-made by us ready to collect by Dad makes the day much more relaxing.

Our Story…

I was asked the other day how we started with British Flowers?

I don’t think we have ever really covered our story….

The only reason we live where we do is that the transport links for London and other parts of the county were the best we could find with the garden we wanted to have…

Now we have given up the treadmill of the corporate world it’s all a bit irrelevant other than the fact Swan Cottage is our home, our sanctuary and absolutely priceless in the amount of treasured plants I have secured in it’s grounds!

As a flower farm, its seriously tiny! But we have big dreams!

Claire and Nico

The Real DIY Wedding Flowers of Claire and Nico! Buckinghamshire Wedding full of Bright, Wild and Rustic Flowers arranged naturally by the Bride and her Mum

Kelly and Tommy

A Midsummers Night Dream. Surrounded by trees and nature, Kelly and Tommy made their vows in the woods…Kelly made all her own floral arrangements from the Bridal Bouquet, Buttonholes, Bridesmaids Bouquets and Flower Girl Posy’s, they kept things simple with elegant silk flower crowns….With Jam Jars waiting filled with clean water, once the Ceremony was over Kelly used the bouquets to add to the table arrangements….The bouquets and table arrangements blend seamlessly together…

DIY Bride – Arrange your own wedding flowers

DIY Bride – Arrange your own wedding flowers…with wedding costs mounting, bride-to-be’s are now turning to a homemade approach and DIY Wedding Flowers
The cost of the average UK wedding has spiraled to over £27,000 and the fact that flowers account for 10 per cent of the overall budget, it is no surprise that more and more newly engaged couples are looking for ways to reduce their flower costs.
 
Whats more the current trend for ‘Garden Gathered’ Bouquets and ‘Jam Jar’ style table arrangements lend themselves perfectly to the less experienced flower arranger.

DIY Prices

Weddings are unique special events, often it’s the first time you will have ordered this many flowers and costs can feel overwhelming.

Pricing is often what you can afford so with this in mind we have come up with this quick guide.

Once you have settled on your budget contact us for a bespoke quote which may include a little help….call now for prices on Bridal Bouquets, Bridesmaids Flowers, Buttonholes and to learn what’s seasonally available