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Getting festive

Someone’s been busy today. Here are a few new wreath designs from the classics to the alternatives. This year we are focusing on the very best of British, using locally sourced greenery to provide that natural, country garden look. These wreaths come in 3 sizes, 12, 14, and 16 ins. and will be available to order from the end of November. Friday deliveries throughout the period from end of November will be free of charge within the local area.

Alternatively, if you fancy making your own, we are running workshops from the end of November. These workshops are provided to give you a fun and informative lesson with all the materials included in the price of the ticket. Oh and a little glass of festive cheerūüćł.

The workshop dates, prices and more information are all on our Facebook events page. Places will be limited and tickets must be purchased in advance, so book now to avoid disappointment. ūüéĄ

Flower of the month: Sunflower

Flower of the month

This month’s flower of the month is the sunflower, or helianthus, native to the Americas. There are around 70 varieties of the sunflower. They were brought to Russia by royalty and have stood the test of time for popularity. Known for their height, the tallest sunflower is said to have reached 30 ft 1 ins. But on average they grow between 8 and¬†10 feet. Oil from the sunflower is rich in minerals like calcium and iron and they are¬†also rich in vitamin A and D. Sunflowers should also be harvested in the afternoon to avoid wilting.

New location

A big thank you to everyone who has helped with the move to our new premises. Please note that our new business address is: Unit 6, Ergo Business Park, Kelvin Road, Swindon. SN3 3JW. Here are some pictures of us setting up and settling in!

Wedding season

Wedding season is here again, doesn’t it come around quickly?! Here are a few of our designs. Past and present, silk and fresh,¬† flower designs to suit everyone’s budget and style. Please do¬†give us a call if you are planning your big day and need advice on flower selection or alternative table decoration ideas. Free wedding consultation is provided to help your day even more perfect… Of course, pictures tell the best story, so here are plenty of photos for some initial ideas:

Christmas wreaths

Finally, I know it seems to early to be thinking about Christmas already, but we wanted to let you know a forthcoming festive all day workshop. It will take place in the most beautiful location on November 29 in Colesbourne, around 10 mins from Cirencester and Cheltenham. This workshop promises to be great fun, providing the tuition and materials needed to make a traditional Christmas Wreath and Seasonal Canapés. Please contact me for further details either by phone or email or contact Foodworks directly: admin@foodworkscookeryschool.co.uk

Flower of the month: Protea

This month’s flower of the month is protea, which is¬†both the botanical and common name. It’s also sometimes called sugarbushes. It¬†represents change and hope.
The genus originating from South Africa was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1735 after the  Greek god Proteus. Most proteas can be found south of the Limpopo river, and in the 17th Century they attracted botanists visiting The Cape of Good Hope.


This month we celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. Our very own Claire Satchell provided a very patriotic display at the flower festival in Christchurch, Derry Hill. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Royal Birthday June.jpg

It’s been a busy month, and we have been moving premises !!
From July we will be working from our new workshop at Greenbridge. Lots of space, but give us a week and it will certainly be filled!

Tulipana Workshop

On a side note, I am intending to run Christmas wreath making classes in the month of November. If you’re interested, please¬†give me a call. It would be good to judge numbers. Class sizes will be¬†limited, so it’ll be good to know¬†how many to run!

Meanwhile, I am having withdrawal symptoms and missing the Chelsea Flower Show coverage on the BBC. My favourite garden of the show was The LG Smart Garden. Bringing the inside to the outside, this garden beautifully demonstrates how technology can form a wonderful part of garden life, as well as in the home.

The LG Smart Garden
The LG Smart Garden. Picture from RHS Chelsea website.

And finally, here are just some of our deliveries of sympathy tributes to Johnson & Daltrey. Independent Funeral Directors based in Wootton Bassett and Calne. Offering a friendly, personal and caring service.

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