Judith Blacklock
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How to make pussy willow last!

You will need: – Sundries – Cling film – 2 round glass containers, one slightly smaller than the other but both about the same height (see above image) Flowers and foliage: – about 20 stems of pussy willow (Salix) – a mix of flowers, whatever you have available Method: 1. Cover the top of the […]

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My day out in Windsor

With the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding bouquet placed on the grave of the unknown warrior in Westminster Abbey and the flowers from the west door of St George’s Chapel at Winsor Castle being given to hospices, it seems like the royal wedding has really drawn to a close. The last weeks were filled with speculation […]

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My Favourite Day of the Year

Today is a very special day; at least its special to me. Because once a year we run a day course dedicated to peonies. Imagine a day where you are surrounded by this much-loved flower that starts off in a small round shape and slowly reveals an array of petals to lift your mood. I […]

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Step by Step: Sustainable Line up

A quick and easy sustainable design using cinnamon, glass and nuts to enable the flowers to stay securely in place. You will need: – three glass cubes, either 11 or 15 cm – cinnamon sticks – glass nuggets – nuts – I have used hazel nuts – 10 white, 10 red and 10 orange roses […]

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Sustainable Flower Arranging

As anyone who watched David Attenborough’s wonderful Blue Planet 2 series will be aware, our over reliance on plastics is having a huge impact on our natural environment, and we can all play a part in making a difference, in particular with regard to single use plastics. From reusable hessian bags, rather than plastic ones […]

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