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Sweet violet: A short story of romance

10.03.2014 - by

“You to whom nature has given spirit, sweetness and beauty; you who alone can move and rule my heart…” Napoleon Bonaparte, 1797

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M, 35, GSOH, Good in [flower] bed

04.02.2014 - by

Forget a fast car… what you want a man to own is an allotment. According to a new study gardening makes us sexy.

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Flower origami - the paper view

03.02.2014 - by

If you are amongst 8 million people who watched the first season of the BBC’s Sherlock TV Series, you would have remembered the black lotus flower. Now you can make your own black lotus, although we went for a blue version.

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Flower of the Week – Alstroemeria

23.10.2013 - by

Alstroemeria is a gorgeous flowering plant that's also known as Peruvian lily and lily of the Incas as although it isn't a lily, it does have a similar look.

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The Gravity Defying Sky Planter

18.10.2013 - by

Turn your perception of potted plants upside down with this fabulous planter from boskke. Having plants in your home can really brighten up a room, but they can take up space.

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How to plant crocus bulbs

16.10.2013 - by

The crocus is one of the first plants to show its face in the new year. Usually white, purple or yellow , these small plants are a sure sign that spring is on the way.

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Flower of the Week – Freesia

09.10.2013 - by

Freesias originate from South Africa. And this week they're our "Flowers of the Week"!

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Flower of the Week – Astilbe

02.10.2013 - by

If you've got a troublesome boggy part of your garden, you simply must consider the astilbe.

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Time to plant tulips!

30.09.2013 - by

Tulips add a vibrant sophisticated look to any spring garden. Whatever your favourite colours, you'll be able to find a variety of tulip to match.

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Exploding flowers!

26.09.2013 - by

Normally we don't advocate violence against plants, but in this case we'll have to make an exception as the results are pretty spectacular.

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Flower of the Week – The Iris

25.09.2013 - by

Irises are a stunning looking plants, and despite their exotic looks they're actually very easy to grow.

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The Flora Sway project

24.09.2013 - by

We took a liking to this image by London artist and designer Jake Evans of carnations cleverly dyed shades of pink, so we decided to investigate further...

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Flower of the Week – Aster

18.09.2013 - by

'Aster' comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning star. That gives you a clue as to the shape of the flower heads.

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Artwork by Tang Chiew Ling.

12.09.2013 - by

Do take some time to check out the work of Malaysian artist Tang Chiew Ling. Combining incredible yet simple illustrations with leaves, Ling creates some stunning images.

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Flower of the Week: –Pot Marigold

11.09.2013 - by

You've got to love the humble pot marigold. They're so easy to grow that some gardeners may ignore them, but they really are gorgeous with their large yellow or orange flower heads, packed full of petals; they can't help but make you smile.

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The Meaning of Flower Colours – Pink

05.09.2013 - by

Pink flowers represent innocence and youth. Giving pink flowers to a lover can represent romantic love rather than the passion of the red flowers.

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Flower of the week: Gladiolus

04.09.2013 - by

The word gladiolus comes from the Latin word gladius meaning sword, due to it's tall sword like spike of flowers.

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A world within a book

02.09.2013 - by

Wow, you could lose yourself for hours in these books, created by Kerri Miller.

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Flower of the week: Gardenia

26.08.2013 - by

The gardenia is named after the very aptly named Scottish naturalist Dr Alexander Garden. There are 142 species of gardenia.

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Flower of the week: Hydrangea

14.08.2013 - by

The hydrangea is originally from Asia but it's a pretty common garden plant in many parts of the world these days.

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Edible Bouquet by Kim Lightbody

09.08.2013 - by

Many of us love to bring flowers from our garden indoors to display, but have you ever thought about bringing in your herbs and vegetables?

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Flower of the week: Pink turtlehead

07.08.2013 - by

Pink turtleheads are lovely wildflowers that are very easy to grow in the garden and with their tall spikes of bright pink flowers they have a big impact.

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Flower of the Week: Geranium

31.07.2013 - by

Despite their delicate looks the hardy geraniums are pretty robust and easy to grow.

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Flower of the week: Clematis

24.07.2013 - by

The word clematis literally means “a climbing plant”. There are more than 300 species of clematis and they make a really lovely addition to the garden.

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Green Street-Art!

23.07.2013 - by

We love street-art. And we love it even more if it involves flowers, plants and anything green. Here are some nice examples.

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Flower of the Week: The Rose

17.07.2013 - by

To quote Shakespeare: 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet'. We could fill pages about the rose, perhaps the most famous flower in the world, a universal symbol of love and highly revered by gardeners.

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Business Plants by Frederik Busch

16.07.2013 - by

Plants in the office can have a hard life. They're usually bought for their striking looks, put in a fancy modern pot and then forgotten about.

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Flower of the Week: The Orchid

10.07.2013 - by

Did you know that the name orchid comes from a Greek word meaning testicle, referring to the shape of the root – delightful!

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Flower of the Week: White Daisy

03.07.2013 - by

There are several species of white daisy, the smallest just two or three inches in height, and larger species growing up to four feet high.

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Flower of the Week: Peony

26.06.2013 - by

With their gorgeous fragrance and large flowers packed full of petals, the peony is a popular plant in the garden.

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Flower of the Week: Calla Lily

19.06.2013 - by

The calla lily is also known as varkoor which is an Afrikaans word meaning 'pig's ear', a rather unfortunate name for this stunning looking flower.

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The dreaded yellow leaves

14.06.2013 - by

If the leaves of your plant turn yellow it can be a worry, often they will then fall from the plant, but don't worry, work out why they are doing this and you can usually fix the problem.

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Flower of the Week: Dahlia

12.06.2013 - by

Named after the botanical author Anders Dahl, dahlias are a popular garden plant for several reasons.

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Flower of the Week: The Passion Flower

05.06.2013 - by

If you're looking for a climbing plant that's a little different then you should definitely check out the passion flower with it's striking and unusual flowers.

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Grow your own library

30.05.2013 - by

A plant pot that's disguised as a book created by a Tokyo based design studio.

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Flower of the Week: The Violet

29.05.2013 - by

The humble violet is often overlooked due to its small size, but it's a very pretty plant, worthy of some attention.

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Flower Market in Hong Kong

20.05.2013 - by

If you love flowers and ever find yourself in Hong Kong, you'll want to take a trip to the Hong Kong flower market.

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Mother's Day 2013

11.05.2013 - by

Here's a Flower for the coolest Lady in the World: Your Mother.

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Interview: Andrew Zuckerman

08.02.2013 - by

Andrew Zuckerman is working with flowers, in photographs and movies, showing them in a pure, fragile, sometimes alien way. When we first saw his work we got lost in colors, forms, textures and emotions.

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Matthias Schade: Flowers

03.02.2013 - by

Matthias Schade's flowers are "hanging" in the empty room, no soil, no nature, pure as we haven't seem them yet.

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Frozen Flowers

29.01.2013 - by

Jon Shireman's frozen flowers are truly beautiful and inspiring.

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Garden Shed

28.01.2013 - by

by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth

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Makoto Azuma

23.01.2013 - by

Botanical sculptures

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