Thursday, 12 April 2012


Short and sweet post today. I week or 2 ago I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I actually forgot to take a photo of them believe it or not. On their demise, I realised i really liked having fresh flowers in the house so went on  a hunt in the garden to come up with a replacement. This is what I came up with. I think I shall add some cutting type flowers to the garden this year as I am loving the whole floristry thing at the mo, even if I am not up to professional standards.  I do have one tip. Apologies if you know this. Years ago a friend did floristry and passed onto me that to replace that little sachet of feed when you either change the water or pick your own. Add a tiniest drop of bleach to the water to guard against smelly water and a bit (about half a teaspoon or so depending on your vase) of sugar to feed the flowers. It does seem to work.


  1. Hi Joy great tip about the bleach. I also love fresh flowers and but a bun each week from the supermarket makes the weekly shop that little bit more enjoyable. Just wanted to let you know that I posted a picture of your fox that you knitted for my eldest a few years ago now on my new blog, do come and have a look!

  2. Hi Honey Bumble, thanks for your comments. I would love to visit it your blog. Could you post a link?

  3. Sorry for all the typos my keys get jammed! Must proof read. Not sure if I wanted to say 'but a bunch' or 'and a bunch' Anywhoo

    My blog is,

  4. Gorgeous flowers. Nice tip about the bleach, never knew that.

    PS I've nominated your blog for a Liebster Blog award x