Dahlia Hall of Fame 2018

Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events

A Royal Wedding – Flowers for May

A British Royal Wedding is going to call for British Wedding Flowers!

So what might be in bloom around the 19th May…

Each of our DIY Wedding orders is a mini country garden in a bucket!

This year we have expanded and now offer the much adored Italian Ranunculus

Swan Cottage Wedding Flowers

A florist with a difference… serving Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, London, Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, Northampton, and Oxford, Waddeson, Woburn

Autumn

A Late Summer or Autumn Wedding…

More vibrant jewel colours suit the changing light, what could be better than using natures natural harvest…Achillea, Aster, Calendula, Chrysanthemum, Cosmos, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Dusty Miller, Echinacea, Erynigium, Grasses, Helenium, Penstemon, Phlox, Roses, Rudbekia, Scabious, Seedheads, Strawflowers, Verbena bonariensis, Zinnia

Spring

Spring Wedding Flowers.

If like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle you tying the knot in Spring you will be keen to know what flowers will be available?

This is what is blooming here in Buckinghamshire…Allium, Anemone, Aquilegia, Blossom and emerging Branches, Bluebells, Cornflower, Clematis, Cow Parsley, Daffodils, Forget-me-not, Foxglove, Hellebore, Hyacinth, Iris, lots of Lilac, Muscari, Narcissi, Ranunculus, Poppy, Sweet William, Sweet Rocket, Tulips

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.

Dahlias of Purple Perfection!

The changing light levels give a new intensity and Brides start to favour more colour in their Wedding Flowers and Bridal Bouquets.

Dahlia Hall of Fame 2017!

Dahlia Hall of Fame, the very best Dahlias to grow as cut Flowers for Flower arranging, Weddings and Events

Daucus carota (Wild Carrot) (False Queen Anne’s Lace)

Daucus carota, Wild Carrot or  False Queen Anne’s Lace #britishflowers

We have an epic amount of this beautiful filler, it’s got a sophisticated moodiness about it, looks outstanding with Apricot Blush colours and dark jewel purple. The stems are strong and sturdy and the umbels are like giant plates of flowers giving a lot of bang for your money!

Caring for your Cut Flowers

British Flowers
Heat and Sunshine are the enemy of any cut flower.

While they bask in the glory of an English Summers Day, once cut, they can quickly go over, droop and wilt if left to dehydrate…..here is why

Delicious Daffodils

Perfect for Seasonal Bouquets, British Flowers that are resistant to most pests and diseases and providing you let the foliage die down completely after flowering they will go on for many years creating bigger and better displays.