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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.

Protea

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.