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Strawberry Ice Dinner Plate Dahlia

Strawberry Ice is a huge dinner plate dahlia and probably the prettiest dahlia I grew this year. I bought it for half price in a sale in May and didn’t realise it was a dinner plate dahlia and would grow so large, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have chosen it as I have a small garden. However I’m glad I did, as it’s simply stunning, so definitely a good purchase 🙂


New Window Shelf for Bubble Stem Bud Vases

As my Bubble Stem/Bud Vase collection has recently expanded, my husband suggested getting a window shelf. I wasn’t sure at first as I hadn’t seen one before. I did some research on the internet and found one or two example which you can see at the bottom of this post.

We decided to buy a bespoke made one from Cheadle Glass in Greater Manchester for less than £50. There was a few hitches with the order but we picked it up today and my husband fitted it. I love it – it shows on my stem vases beautifully – so a great gift from my husband 🙂

Here is my window shelf and my Stem Vase Collection.

Some other Window Shelf ideas I found on the internet:

Purple Pink Wedding Bouquet Flowers

When I got married in 2013, I became obsessed with looking at pink/purple wedding bouquets. I wanted Dahlias, roses, orchids and peonies! Most importantly I wanted lots of purple and dark pink flowers, especially dahlias.

My bouquet was really pink in the end as you can see in the above picture. My florist was one of the best in Manchester – David Wayman’s florist, who supplies to a lot of major corporate companies including Selfridges etc. My bouquet didn’t have as many Dahlias or purple flowers as I had asked for and I was slightly disappointed that despite providing a tonne of pictures, they hadn’t followed what I said.  What I really wanted was a mix of the pictures in the top 2 lines below. Though looking back, it is a stunning bouquet 🙂

Enjoy the pictures.

Whilst researching for my bouquet, I found pinterest and started pinning my ideas – its very addictive:

Enjoy 🙂

Single flower stems, Stem Vases and test tubes

I love single stem flowers and before my wedding I investigated loads of options. I came across green vintage bottles, single stem bud vases, bubble vases and test tube racks.

Being a scientist, the test tubes rack appealed to me 🙂

I also started collecting stem bud bubble vases which you can see from my previous post here:


What’s your favourite way to display your flowers?