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Sophie Leathart

Sophie Leathart of Black Knight Flowers is a freelance florist with 30 years’ experience. 

 

Cuttings from the Flower Garden - Peony

I have to admit to a slight love hate relationship with herbaceous peonies. I have always admired these amazing flowers that, if happy with their growing conditions in a sunny spot in moist, but well drained soil, stop people in their tracks when they bloom in the garden. On the other hand, as cut flowers, they can be capricious. 

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Cuttings from the Flower Garden - Iris

Iris seem to flower in most months of the year. Many people can be frustrated by the fleeting blossoming of these plants, especially the well-known bearded varieties that are in full blooming mode at the moment. But I think they are wrong.

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Cuttings from the Flower Garden - Violets

As with so many things, the popularity of violets as cut flowers has dwindled but I would urge you to take a fresh look as this wonderful little flower, whose scent surely packs a punch way above its weight.

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Cuttings from the Flower Garden February 2017
Cuttings from the flower Garden Amongst the debris of last summer’s verdant extravaganza sits the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger. It has been happily holding its head up for the last few months, and even when the temperatures dropped it was undaunted, its petals took on a translucency briefly, ..
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