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Young Blooms floristry school YouTube channel

I’ve been wanting to blog about Young Blooms Youtube channel for a while. I started the channel a year ago, this was with the view that it would be complementary to Young Blooms flower school.  Tutorials vary on the channel quite a lot, I’ve created some that are chatting with other people I know who…

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Learning a new skill and getting stuck into Macrame

macrame plant hanger, southwest

As we head into week three of lockdown here in the uk, I wanted to share a bit of the fun I’ve been having getting stuck into macrame. You can click here to find out a bit of the history of this knot-tying craft, its incredible really as its been around possibly since the third…

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Growing flowers

This is certainly an interesting topic to write about at an interesting time. Outside the sun is shining and it feels like Spring is very much here and yet last night our Prime Minster announced that we are now only advised/allowed to go out of the house three times a day! So my thinking is,…

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Getting creative rest

Sustainable floristry mechanics.

Now you might wonder at the title I have given this blog, but I’ve just been in California for a couple of weeks. I’m not wanting to show off but I want to talk about the whole idea of creative rest! I read a blog recently that stated the following.. ‘Neuroscience is finding that when…

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Making a succulent bracelet

succulent art

I couldn’t resist sharing this short tutorial on creating a succulent bracelet as I had a lot of fun making it. I was inspired by visiting Succulent gardens in Castroville, California. When you first turn into the nursery you get to see this amazing wall design which I feel in love with, you can see…

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Comparison versus reality

Flower retreat

This blog-post has been brewing in my head since the new year. Its only been since I’ve come away that I’ve had a chance to get some thoughts down. There has been a lot written about the ability to compare oneself to others online and then view ourselves in a negative light as a result……

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French floral retreat part 2

floral retreat, france

Have you dreamed of spending a weekend in a chateau, living in a place that is so beautifully curated that you can’t quite believe it? My Mum used to get old country living magazines from a friend of hers when I was young and I loved flicking through all the pictures of those gorgeous houses….

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Autumn wedding

Wiltshire wedding

  This wedding, shown below, was such a pleasure to create, held at the Field Kitchen in Holt back in the Autumn. I worked with Philipa the Bride to create her style and feeling for the day. She carried a very natural style bouquet of blue delphinium, thlaspi, ivory wax flower, feverfew and lovely pops…

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French Floral Retreat part one

Floral retreat

I’m super excited to tell you about the floral retreat that Young Blooms has created for April 2020. It will be happening at Chateau de la ruche Home to Tim & Rebecca, the chateau is in the loire valley near La Mans. I went out with the friend for the weekend back in the Autumn to…

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Sustainable Floristry

sustainable floristry

I’ve been interested in the no floral foam movement for a while now and have integrated some designs around this idea into the first year of tutorials for the Young Blooms flower school.  There are two nofloralfoam accounts that I follow on instagram that recently had been asking participants to fill in a survey around…

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