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Dried Flowers – How to give your favourite flowers a second life!

Even though summer maybe almost over, there is a great way to keep your home bright and cosy and give your favourite flowers a second life. Dried flowers look charming and provide a summer warmth with their subtle colours. Here at Roots we like different styles and shapes of the…

Coffee Arabica

Top tip – Recycle those beans!

Here at Roots we love to re-cycle. Lately, our enthusiasm for different ways to ‘make do and mend’ has led us to a new, plentiful source of plant fertiliser AND brought us new friends to boot! Roasted coffee granules, already well known as a good addition to any compost heap,…

Bouquet of Daffodils, Ranunculus and Mimosia

Happy Easter and the Daffadowndilly

Easter is here and whether you call them Narcissi, Daffodil, Daffadowndilly, Jonquil or the Lent Lily – the early appearance of the bright yellow trumpet-shaped flower is a given in early spring, and is often connected with Easter due to it symbolising rebirth and new beginnings. The British native variety…

A basket of English Primrose plants

Mothering Sunday and the English Primrose

While Mothering Sunday can fall on any Sunday within a four week period during Lent (depending on the moon’s phase) the English primrose ALWAYS seems to manage to coincide an appearance too. And so it is in Bristol this year, with the rustic plant brightening up many a dark corner…

Peach and dusky pink bridal bouquet

Gold Brickhouse Wedding Bristol

The lovely Caroline Astley-Brown has just sent over the most beautiful shots from her wedding at Gold Brickhouse in Bristol. Caroline chose soft peach, dusky pink tones and cream as her colour pallet. The style she went for was natural and delicate.                …

Planted tea cups and Jacobs Cracker's tin

Creating ‘outside the box’ floral designs with recycled containers

Bristol, the green capital, is already well known for creativity in the arts and music, and at long last we are now seeing more and more imaginative design in our flower arranging. Recently at Roots, we have been planting up flowers in any type of container we can find, which…

Capanula Bellflower creeping out the walls in St Werburghs park Bristol

Alpine Plants Creeping Around Bristol

Alpines; we love these at Roots, they’re plentiful and varied – ranging from climbers to rockery plants to trees – and often they’re evergreen too. Many are slow-growing and compact, providing small gardens with some all-round colour and texture. Despite their name there are varieties that will (and happily do) exist…

A group of Pansy plants wrapped individually in brown paper with string

Plants that sprung this spring – Bellis, Calceolaria & Pansies

Here at Roots we always try to stock an eclectic mix of seasonal plants. Whether they are indoor or outdoor varieties, we will always endeavour to advise you on the most appropriate choice of plant for your environment or occasion. Here are a few of the most popular plants we…

Wedding table arrangements of Gyp

Never say never with flowers…

For a long time Gyp was a no-no for all brides and florists, it had the worst reputation ever! But it came back from nowhere and is now one of the most popular flowers for brides.

Wedding flowers table arrangement jam jars

Ways to cut cost on wedding flowers

You might be discovering that the cost of a wedding soon adds up! But here at Roots Floral Designs we have a few ideas on how to cut the cost of your wedding flowers.