I love traditions, especially crafty ones. So naturally, I am a big fan of dying Easter eggs around this time of year! But I wanted to try something a little different. Though I love the pastel hues of Easter pinks and purples, I wanted to go completely botanical. Earthy. 100% Natural. So this year’s eggs

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Columbia Road Flower Market is easily one of my favourite places in London. Tucked away in Hackney, this gem bursts open every Sunday like a spring peony. Carts, stands and shops filled with flowers unfurl into the street and hug the curvature of Columbia Road. Though it can be tricky to find, my recommendation is simply to follow

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It is the first weekend since the arrival of spring, and naturally the Columbia Road Flower Market was bursting with every variety of vernal posies imaginable. This bouquet features some of my recurring favourites: Blue hyacinth, sun-kissed tulips, and fuchsia stock. Make this Bouquet: -2 Bunches of Yellow Tulips (12 stems) -1 Bunch Blue Hyacinth (4

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This is one of my favourite bouquets to date, a blend of Purple tulips, orange peony-tulips, freesia, and some shy blue hyacinth, still tinted in green. I have to admit, I went a bit crazy with this one, price wise, but I love it!  Can’t help but think of one of those lavish nights out–

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I am fascinated with both language and flowers, so naturally I absolutely love the Victorian concept of a language of flowers. And so, in light of the arrival of Spring, here is a sweet posy-filled infographic on which flowers say what!        

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I created this bouquet on the first day I felt spring.  The sun felt warm for the first time in months, and the crowd at Columbia Road moved with a dance in its step. The narcissus in two colours (only £4.00 for 6 bunches that day!) are just bursting out of this bouquet, punctuated by

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I’ve said before that I love ranunculus, “the little frog.” I set these pink and variegated varieties against a bunch of green Dutch tulips. Together, in this ornate vase by  Canadian potter, Margaret Ann Capper, I can’t help but think of a fairytale princess. So there you have it, the Little Frog Princess Bouquet!  

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I am working on a series of watercolours based on the Victorian Language of Flowers. Narcissus says “Stay as sweet as you are.”

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The truth of the matter is, I have a history of bad luck with houseplants. It all began with the unfortunate demise of my cactus, Spike, when I was about 9 years old. For a long time, I told myself I lacked a green thumb. My bad luck definitely  wasn’t for lack of care, though.

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