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Explosive Alliums for Bonfire Night

First of all, before we dive into Bonfire Night, a Belated Happy Halloween!

The contest for best pumpkin was highly competitive at The Swindon Marriott this weekend. The winner was …. number two, the top right pumpkin on the stack in the photo below. Congratulations to the front desk team! We cheated, as our centrepiece came ready to light up and decorate.


Of course, no sooner is Halloween is over, than Bonfire Night is quickly upon us. We used this as our latest theme, which also gives us another excuse to make use of the beautiful, explosive looking alliums. We wish everyone a happy and safe bonfire night.

This month, the team at Tulipana was also asked to do a very special challenge and produce a boot as a tribute for a local village cobbler. We were pleased, Ricki at the funeral director’s was pleased, but what’s most important to us is that the family were especially pleased. Makes it all worthwhile.  Thank you for your wonderful feedback.

Next, we’d like to say thank you to our bride and groom of the month for sending in a few photos, it’s nice to put faces to our flowers. Wishing you both happiness and health together.  X


Finally… I saw this a few weeks ago which now makes it even scarier…

Christmas Days

However, here at Tulipana, we love Christmas. So it’s time to think about your Christmas and wreath orders! Please contact us via the usual channels to place your orders…

Christmas Polar Bear

Featured flower: Alliums

This blog’s featured flowers are the alliums. It’s hard to believe they are from the onion genus, their appearance is stunning! Alliums can flower from spring until around September, depending on the allium species. And here they are, lining the paths at Buscot Park near Faringdon in Oxfordshire.

Lilic alliums on the paths of Buscot Park
Alliums at Buscot Park

Buscot Park is a beautiful National Trust property with a country house built in the 1780s. It’s right on our doorstep here in North Wiltshire and well worth a visit.

Meanwhile, our installations this month were predominantly of English flowers, an abundance of beautiful fragrant blooms.

Purple and pink flower art piece
Install of English Flowers at Cricklade Hotel

Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show, itself unbelievable, as always! If you haven’t seen The Perfumer’s Garden In France by designer James Basson, check it out . You can smell it! Or bring the beautiful scent indoors with L’Occitane fragrance.


Pathway through James Basson's beautiful Perfumer's Garden A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson


Here at Tulipana, June and July are busy wedding months for us so we would like to wish our brides and grooms a very Happy Wedding Day and our fingers are crossed for beautiful  weather. They have promised us photos and we look forward to posting these later.