Those of you who read the blog regularly will know that I am a little obsessed with flowers! In fact so much so that I’m planning to learn garden design to offer alongside interior design in the future – something I am super excited about.

More excitingly this week I have the pleasure of  sharing this gorgeous book with you and I have two copies to give away to other equally flower obsessed readers! The book is by Anna Day and Ellie Jauncey, who run The Flower Appreciation Society in London. 

The creations from their studio are relaxed, natural and breathtaking, which is exactly the style I love – nothing too fussy, just simple bouquets that let the individual flowers do the talking and Anna and Ellie achieve this with aplomb.

In their first book they take readers through the A-Z of blooms – it’s the perfect guide for a bride researching her bouquet, or just flower fanatics like me to learn to make the most of them in your own home.

It’s a beautiful book and to be in with a chance of winning a copy you just have to like Little Miss Homes on Facebook, follow me on Instagram and let me know either in a comment below this post what your favourite flower is and why.

Good Luck!

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{Images via The Flower Appreciation Society}

Last weekend we were in the Cotswolds for the wedding of one of my close school friends and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The sun was {obviously!} shining and the ceremony was in the garden of the beautiful Cripps Barn near Bibury. We spent a very happy afternoon and evening sipping champagne in said gorgeous garden surrounded by beautiful flowers and wonderful friends…a very special day. 

Inspired by our surroundings at the wedding, our hotel and in the village of Bibury where all the gardens are chocolate box perfect, we decided to drop in at the Burford Garden Company on our way back to London. Despite feeling very hot, dehydrated after the wedding’s festivities, and very irritated at being gazumped again on a potential project, the array of flowers there instantly lifted my mood.

I have recently become a little obsessed with roses, I think the main reason is that they are such keen climbers that there is room to grow them in our tiny little garden. They also flower throughout the summer and if you choose the right ones, smell amazing…what’s not to love!

At the Burford Garden Company they had the best selection of roses and other flowers and plants that I’ve ever seen in one place. If we ever have a larger space outdoors I will hire a van and head straight down there to stock up…as it was we only managed to squeeze one small plant into the back of the mini, but The Generous Gardener now has pride of place on our patio and smells divine. I’ve also got my eye on the William & Catherine and the William Morris to complete my mini collection!

Enjoy the sunshine and have a wonderful weekend.

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This week in Mallorca it has been beyond hot…the hottest summer on record I believe…not that I’m complaining, but it really is a case of from one extreme to the other! 

Bougainvillea, like me, is something that is happiest basking in the warmth of the sun. Originally from South America, these beautiful plants are now seen in most hot countries around the world and if cared for correctly, can flower for most of the year. I adore them – they remind me of balmy evenings watching the sunset with a glass of chilled rose wine and as such, I believe them to be the perfect flower for styling an event where you would like to create a relaxed, Mediterranean atmosphere. 

These images show that they can be used for table decoration, bouquets, as well as other details; you can mix them with other flowers or simple pop a bunch in a vase or glass for an equally stunning and stylish effect. They come in a variety of colours, from white to peach, pink and purple with lots of variations in between. Also a great way to brighten up your home, don’t you just love them?

Have a lovely sunny Bank Holiday weekend wherever you are. I’ll be mostly sipping wine under the Bougainvillea vines!

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A quick post to share with you these stunning pictures of another of my favourite flowers, the bluebell! Bluebells are magical – seeing them fill woodlands at this time of year is one of the most wonderful sites and I hope you have had the time to enjoy them as it’s not long before they will be gone again.

Best seen in the woods, bluebells also make lovely additions to the garden as well as picked in the home and even for decoration at a wedding or event; see below for inspiration.

Random bluebell fact from Wikipedia: The bluebell may be regarded as the United Kingdom’s “favourite flower”, and a stylised bluebell has been used since 2005 as the logo for the Botanical Society of the British Isles.

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This weekend I started thinking about the humble Daisy and how sadly underrated it is. Another of my favourite flowers, it’s always the little things that give me such pleasure like admiring this little flower on my daily walk with Coco! Resilient (no amount of mowing will get rid of them, which is why some would call them a weed) they spring into action at this time of year and keep on flowering throughout the Summer. 

Not only do they offer an innocent, low key beauty when spotted amongst the grass, but they also bring back such happy memories of lying in the sunshine as a child making daisy chains. Brought indoors, they are great flowers to use to decorate your home, your table or even incorporated into your wedding flowers.

As you can see from the pictures below they really do look stunning in all settings and one fact I bet you didn’t know is that they can also be used as a herb…young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked (although they do become less tasty with age) and the flower buds and petals can also be eaten raw in sandwiches, soups and salads, so you can even use them add style and beauty to your plate!

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