The Tea Break Gardener

A blog for the laid-back gardener

Gardening tips, nature-inspired interiors and easy floristry.

My Gardening Week – Six on Saturday 31.03.18

2018-03-31T08:11:05+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg, Indoor and greenhouse plants, My gardening week - six on saturday|

My gardening week - six on saturday - 31.03.18 This week I planted up a Gloriosa lily, took difficult decisions regarding my veg patch and delighted in a new Elephant's Ear shoot. I also admired the succulent roof on a bird table, planted some mini iris seeds and celebrated victory over fungus gnats.

Easy Easter decorations from your garden

2018-03-26T10:55:38+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Cut Flowers and Flower Arranging Material, Decoration Ideas and Floristry|

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