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Vibrant Bouquet

A step by step guide for making a vibrant bouquet.

Beginning the construction of the vibrant bouquet with Crataegus monogyna, Dahlia 'Labyrinth', Rosa 'Ambridge Rose', Rosebay willowherb seed pods and Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' - © GAP Photos

Beginning the construction of the vibrant bouquet with Crataegus monogyna, Dahlia ‘Labyrinth’, Rosa ‘Ambridge Rose’, Rosebay willowherb seed pods and Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ – © GAP Photos

To create the bouquet the following flowers have been used Wood sage, Euonymus europaeus, Rosa ‘Ambridge Rose’, Dahlia ‘Labyrinth’, Rosebay willowherb seed pods, Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, Atriplex hortensis ‘Rubra’, Rubus fruticosus, Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Purity’, Panicum elegans ‘Frosted Explosion’, Crataegus monogyna and Eschscholzia californica ‘Peach Sorbet’

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Urban Jungle

Display of houseplants - © Bureaux/GAP Photos

Display of houseplants – © Bureaux/GAP Photos

You don’t have to live in a large space to have a garden all of your own. You’d be surprised how easy it is to look after plants and to incorporate them into your life, whether for their good looks, as a food source or something to nurture and grow.

If you’re stuck for space or perplexed by an expanse of empty wall, a hanging garden could be your green solution. Ideal for succulents and hardy grasses that need very little care and water, choose a cylindrical container that sits comfortably against the wall and plant up a selection of plants with interesting shapes and colourways. Alternatively, choose plants with scented flowers and allow the fragrance to waft into your home. Food for thought.

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Wedding buttonhole

Ingredients required for making a Wedding Buttonhole. Featuring Zinnia elegans 'Queen Red Lime', Rosa 'Ambridge Rose', Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion' and Abelia x grandiflora - © GAP Photos

Ingredients required for making a Wedding Buttonhole. Featuring Zinnia elegans ‘Queen Red Lime’, Rosa ‘Ambridge Rose’, Panicum elegans ‘Frosted Explosion’ and Abelia x grandiflora – © GAP Photos

A simple step by step illustrating how to craft a Wedding Buttonhole with a peach colour theme.

Wedding Buttonhole made with Zinnia elegans 'Queen Red Lime', Rosa 'Ambridge Rose', Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion' and Abelia x grandiflora - © GAP Photos

Wedding Buttonhole made with Zinnia elegans ‘Queen Red Lime’, Rosa ‘Ambridge Rose’, Panicum elegans ‘Frosted Explosion’ and Abelia x grandiflora – © GAP Photos

Plants featured are Zinnia elegans ‘Queen Red Lime’, Rosa ‘Ambridge Rose’, Panicum elegans ‘Frosted Explosion’ and Abelia x grandiflora

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