How to plant a Bulb Lasagna

In order to have a season long display rather than one big bonanza, you should plant bulbs with a variety of flowering times.

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…

Dahlia Planting Instructions

Dahlia Planting Instructions, what to do with them when they arrive…I start mine in generous pots in March and early April (make sure the Tuber has room to put out roots and grow…However you have started your Dahlias you will need to pinch out the tips of the main shoot as they grow… Swan Cottage Flowers

Flower Farming for beginners

Flower Farming For Beginners.
The UK is a tiny island packed with people, hardly anyone has a piece of land let alone a farm, yet we all dream of farming flowers one day…

Well that day is today!

The good news is you need a lot less space that you might think to grow cut flowers and  produce bucket loads of gorgeous blooms!

Sophie and Edward

The Wedding of Sophie and Ed is like a fairytale…. complete with Unicorn!

The couple were married at St Mary’s Church, a Cathedral like a Grade II listed Church of England in Woburn, Bedfordshire

Garden gathered Seasonal British Flowers grown with love from Swan Cottage

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

Summer

A mid summers nights dream….

Nothing says Summer like Scented Sweet peas and Garden Roses  

The choice of British Flowers is mind blowing 

Ammi, Antirrhinum, Astrantia, Calendula, Cornflower, Cosmos, Clematis, the first of the Dahlias, Delphinium, Eryngium ‘Seaholly’, Fever Few ‘Daisy’, Foxgloves, Freesias, Geum, Gladiolus, Gypsophillia, Lavender, Larkspur, Mint, Nigella – ‘Love in the Mist’, Oriental Poppy, Phlox, Garden Rose, Salvia, Scabious, Scented leaved Geranium,Static, Stocks, Sunflower, Sweet Pea, Sweet William, Verbascum, Verbena, Veronica, Zinnia

Plus armfuls of the perfect seasonal foliage, vines and fillers…

With all this beauty, its no surprise that British Flowers Week falls in June…
Buckinghamshire Wedding Flowers grown with love 

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.