The Real Flower Company blog

  1. Writing a beautiful letter or Mother’s Day card with Naomi Bulger

    Writing a beautiful letter or Mother’s Day card with Naomi Bulger

    In the run up to Mother’s Day we caught up with writer, illustrator and teacher of creative letter writing Naomi Bulger to find out what inspired her to start sending letters and to discover her tips for creating the perfect Mother’s Day card. What first inspired you to start sending more cards and letters? I started sending cards and letters...
  2. Winter on our English Flower Farm

    Winter on our English Flower Farm

    Because all the flowers on our Hampshire flower farm are grown outdoors we are completely dependent on the seasons. Our English rose season ends when the first frost arrives and the farm begins to run at a slower pace following the dawn starts and long days of summer. This is also the perfect time for Rosebie, our founder and flower...
  3. Valentine’s Menu

    Valentine’s Menu

    While some may delight in an extravagant evening out at an expensive restaurant, for me, there is nothing more romantic than a luxurious home-cooked meal. This Valentine’s day I’m filling the house with beautifully scented roses, lighting some candles and cooking up a delicious meal for two. Starting off with punchy Blood Orange Moscow mules, followed by a simple crab...
  4. A Guide to What to write in a Valentine’s Card by Expert Poetry Tutor Vicky Wilson

    A Guide to What to write in a Valentine’s Card by Expert Poetry Tutor Vicky Wilson

    Valentine’s Day is drawing near and your plans to give your loved one a memorably romantic evening are almost complete. You’ve ordered a glorious Valentine's bouquet featuring traditional red roses and/or bought a very special present. You’ve booked a table at the charming local restaurant they keep saying they want to try or made sure you have the ingredients to...
  5. A Complete Guide To Buying Her Flowers

    A Complete Guide To Buying Her Flowers

    For centuries men have gifted women with flowers – from the Ancient Greeks who believed the beautiful blooms were the language of the gods to rational Victorians who thought a carefully arranged bouquet was the only way to express one’s emotions. Of course, we all know that receiving flowers is wonderful, but buying flowers is the tricky stuff. It requires...
  6. The Art of Painting Flowers With Natasha Jade

    The Art of Painting Flowers With Natasha Jade

    When our founder and flower farmer Rosebie Morton met artist Natasha Jade she was immediately impressed by her work, in particular the way it focuses on capturing the colours and textures of specific places. “We talk the same language and I felt she really understood the ethos of The Real Flower Company,” says Rosebie. So Rosebie asked Natasha to capture...
  7. Amelia Freer gives her top tips for creating a healthy Christmas environment

    Amelia Freer gives her top tips for creating a healthy Christmas environment

    Nutritional therapist Amelia Freer creates recipes for food that boosts our health while satisfying our taste buds – and looking simply scrumptious. Recipes like her Carrot & Caraway Seed Loaf look and taste deliciously festive while providing a healthy alternative to richer Christmas fare. Here at The Real Flower Company we find Amelia’s commitment to environmentally friendly products and recipes...
  8. How to style your home for festive fun from Rockett St George

    How to style your home for festive fun from Rockett St George

    Rockett St George’s brilliantly curated online homeware emporium is a fabulous Aladdin’s cave of Christmas decorations that dare to be different. Queens of quirky Jane Rockett and Lucy St George set up the company a few years ago after they met at a fancy dress party and discovered they both loved hunting through car boot sales and antiques fairs to...
  9. Liz Earle on using Christmas flowers to boost your wellbeing

    We’ve followed the work of best-selling author, TV presenter, charity campaigner and farmer Liz Earle for many years, impressed not only by her inspirational ideas about natural beauty and nutrition but also by her support for The Sustainable Food Trust and The Soil Association. Several years ago Liz returned to her roots, converting a derelict dairy farm in the West...
  10. Creating a Christmas Table with Sophie Conran

    Creating a Christmas Table with Sophie Conran

    At The Real Flower Company, we are passionate about roses – which is why Sophie Conran’s Christmas table, decorated with posies of red and peach roses, rang a Christmas bell with us. Sophie’s crisp white Lingonberry or Winter Rose table linen provides the perfect backdrop for Christmas flowers and greenery, and we also love her seasonal recipes – from her...
  11. Styling your home for Christmas with Tamsyn Morgans

    Styling your home for Christmas with Tamsyn Morgans

    We’ve looked on with wonder at the journey interior and prop stylist Tamsyn Morgans has taken in renovating her Victorian terrace house in Norwich, scouring flea markets then giving her finds a new lease of life to create a light, bright and comfortable home that effortlessly mixes modern and vintage. Here, Tamsyn shares her tips and ideas for styling your...
  12. How to get your home ready for Christmas with interior designer Holly Wick

    How to get your home ready for Christmas with interior designer Holly Wick

    Interior designer and stylist Holly Wick of Holly’s House is a self-confessed modern and vintage junkie. Holly is equally at home scouring Ardingly Antiques Fair at 6am in the pouring rain as she is working with designers and craftspeople to create something completely new and unique. Holly relocated from West London, close to our London florist in Chelsea Green, to...

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