Jen Stuart-Smith, Author at Blooming Green - Seasonal British Wedding Flowers - Page 16 of 17

Jen Stuart-Smith

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Tulips… and a few 'mentions'

In the last few days we’ve planted nearly 1000 tulip bulbs – by hand – and a fair few Allium bulbs as well. Highest priority this week were the alliums, which needed to go in earlier than the tulips and were also starting to go a little moldy. We’ve left our Allium ‘Sphaerocephalon‘ in from …

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All change

The season of mellow fruitfulness continues to be just that. The most exciting fruit in the last couple of weeks was Bek (an Jon’!) baby Rowan… all 8lb14oz of him. He is currently doing his best to make Bek’s maternity leave anything but restful. We have also had a rather fruitful article in The Times …

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Last date with Monty

Filming is over — at least the main stuff with Monty Don — and Bek and I can breathe a sigh of relief. The TV experience has been an eye-opener and brought us a few perks, such as our visit to Wiggly Wigglers, but I think we’ll both be happy getting back to what’s important …

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Controversy

For those of you are curious about the ‘controversy’ surrounding our photoshoot…The stylist of the magazine usually gets help sourcing flowers from a national flower organisation. It’s probably best not to name it. When she asked them to help with our photoshoot — using only English flowers, and primarily ours — they were really hostile …

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Phew…

I have to eat my words. We were rather dreading the photoshoot this week as we didn’t think Wedding Flowers magazine really ‘got’ the whole local, seasonal, flower thing. We felt a little like we were stuck between a rock and a hard place with the TV company on one hand, setting us the challenge …

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