Storing Dahlias over the Winter

Storing Dahlias over the Winter We have been getting so many questions on how to store your precious Dahlias over the Winter that ahead of our Live Instagram Stories we would like to share this blog post with you now. The frost has yet hit us in Buckinghamshire and at Swan Cottage Dahlias generally keep…

Dahlias to buy

Dahlias are brilliant cut flowers and suppliers can be patchy, we at Swan Cottage grow all our tubers first to ensure that you get what you ordered!

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

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

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.

Bulb Lasagna

Planting Spring bulbs is my favorite gardening job!

Bulbs are little flower grenades ready to explode and perfect even for the beginner flower grower.

Everything needed is already in the bulb…all you need to do is choose from the dizzying range available to us here in the UK

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

Wedding Flowers – How many to order?

The question I get asked time and again is how many flowers do I need for my Wedding, Party or Event?

We say that 1 bucket =
1 Brides Bouquet and the buttonholes
OR
2 Bridesmaids Bouquets
OR
5-10 Jam Jar (depending on size)
OR
1 Pedestal Arrangement

The number of buckets depends entirely on what you are trying to achieve and we can help you with the flower maths!