The Tea Break Gardener

Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers

The self isolators’ guide to gardening with children – sowing seeds

2020-03-27T11:44:30+00:00March 25th, 2020|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg|

Whilst self-isolating to prevent the spread of Covid-19 many people are asking me for gardening activities for children.  If there's one silver-lining to the crisis, it's that the weather has been kind to gardeners in the UK and if you are lucky to have access to a garden or balcony, [...]

Easy Easter decorations from your garden

2019-04-09T19:10:49+01:00April 9th, 2019|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers|

Easter is one of my favourite times of year for flower arranging. The flowers available are more limited than in the summer but what is there is pretty, diminutive and symbolic of spring. Tea cup arrangements that use small amounts of flower and foliage are a great idea at this time of year as you're unlikely to want to denude your garden too much in search of floristry material

Delightful dahlias in full bloom

2020-09-19T16:25:01+01:00September 15th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

It's Dahlia a-go-go in my garden at the moment and these blowsy beauties are providing sought after late summer colour. I've not featured six of one type of plant in previous Six on Saturdays, but with my garden overflowing with dahlias, this is the week.  I'm growing almost twenty types [...]