The Tea Break Gardener

Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers

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 – Six on Saturday 15.09.18

2019-04-30T15:17:08+01:00September 15th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures 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 [...]

What the garden was doing whilst I was on holiday – Six on Saturday 08.09.18

2019-04-30T15:19:01+01:00September 7th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a Saturday|

Having a lovely cup of tea in my favourite mug whilst walking the garden is the best thing about returning from holiday.  For some reason though I am always slightly nervous about what I will find in the garden. It's only when you go away for a bit, even a [...]

The village show – Six on Saturday – 28.07.18

2019-04-30T15:21:32+01:00July 28th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees, Greenhouse and indoor plants, Seasonal diaries - Six pictures on a Saturday|

Last night we finally had some rain and just stepping out into the garden this morning made me feel happy as the air felt fresh.  A keen breeze was blowing the trees, a cool one, in stark contrast to the "hairdryer on low setting" breeze we've had for over a [...]