Rainy, windy days are definitely a big feature of winter and you are probably just dreaming to snuggle down with a comfy blanket around a cosy wood burning stove.
Winter in UK can be gloomy at times and definitively cold but at the same time you can still find some stunning seasonal flowers and foliage to warm the soul.
Are you wondering which seasonal British flowers are in season during this period?
Like most growing living things, British grown flowers are affected by the seasons, the weather, and other regional natural changes.
As a result some of the flowers listed in this Winter flowers seasonal guide may not be available at certain times.
Would you like to know more about British flowers?
Are you curious to see the difference between emissions of CO2 between British flowers and Dutch flowers?
Have a look at our BEST BLOOMS - BRITISH BLOOMS blog post and I can promise you that after that you realise how much more CO2 has been produced by the imported flowers you will always want to source British Flowers.
The new year is around the corner and it’s time to set some resolutions. But how about you ditch those old cliche resolutions this year and instead make some ethical ones that make a difference to your environment as well as the entire planet?
Here’s what you can add to your list of ethical new year resolutions 2021 -
Say No To Plastic - Plastic is a big no when it comes to the environment so this new year, abandon everything that is plastic. So instead of going to a supermarket and buying a new plastic bag every time, invest in reusable tote bags that you can carry when you shop.
And remember to say no to bottled water because they are the of the primary reason for polluting the oceans and beaches.
The Minimalist Lifestyle - Living a minimalistic lifestyle in simple words means being mindful of your purchases. It means to be aware of the consequences of what you spend your money on. There’s a line between shopping for your needs and fulfilling your wants. This year let’s try to be cautious of our purchases and enjoy the liberation that this new minimalistic life brings with it.
No Palm Oil - Avoid eateries, makeups, sanitation commodities, or combustible that contains palm oil in the component listing. Palm oil is one of the reasons that contribute to disastrous changes like deforestation, global warming, human rights breaches, and deteriorating health when used.
Sustainable Home Decor - When we talk about sustainable home decor, it is about being considerate to both living beings as well as the planet. It is about picking commodities that use the least resources which are long-lasting, or that can be reused or recycled, so as to make sure that we leave the world in a sound position and create succinct waste.
This also habitually means utilising products that add to green living or adapting manners that help save resources like energy, water, etc.
Choosing to go for Eco-friendly home decor also lessens augmentations to different kinds of pollution which is why it is so important to be mindful about what you add to your living space.
What's in the name "Poinsettia"?
The name derives from the fact that Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, introduced the first specimens to North America in 1828.
Where is the Poinsettia originally from?
Christmas Wreath Making Tutorial
Do you know someone that would love to create their own Christmas Wreath?
Or maybe you would like to learn a new skill with a friend or family member either in person or over a video call? Our Christmas Wreath Making Kit is perfect for this festive season!
This DIY wreath kit includes everything you need to make your very own festive door wreath and get creative!
Step by Step Tutorial
Once you open your box, check all your wreath making material.
Attach one end of the reel wire to your frame with a few twists.
Secure bundles of bunched up moss to the frame by wrapping the reel wire around them. We use moss as it gives depth to the wreath – it will also provide moisture for the foliage you’ll be adding later.
Continue adding bunches of moss until the whole frame is covered with an even distribution. Keep the reel wire attached to the wreath. Assemble small bundles of your mixed foliage and pine – it works best to keep larger bits of foliage and pine at the back of the bundle.
Lay a bundle of foliage on the wreath and secure firmly using the reel wire. Add more bundles in the same direction, overlapping with the previous one.
Continue adding bundles of leaves until the frame is evenly covered. Cut the reel wire, leaving enough to secure at the back by twisting it around itself.
Attach a ribbon by doubling it around your wreath underneath the foliage, leaving it long enough to attach to your door. It’s a good idea to hold up the wreath and look at the shape before you decide where to attach the ribbon.
Cut long lengths of reel wire to make ‘legs’ for your decorations (to attach them to the wreath). To do this, bend the wire in half and attach with a few twists around a suitable point on your decoration (such as the stem or around the pine cone).
Attach the decorations at random intervals around the wreath by separating out the ‘legs’ of the wire and securing them at the back of the wreath with a few twists. Use the ribbon to hang your wreath on a door or suitable place Your stunning festive wreath can be also be used for decorating your wall, door or mantelpiece!
Well done!! You have created and made your very own wonderful creative Christmas wreath- sit back with some mulled wine and enjoy! Merry Christmas!