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The Candle Edit

The Candle Edit

The Candle Edit Candles are a firm favourite this time of year, easing us into autumn and providing scent, decoration and ambiance throughout the winter. Candles are thought to have dated back to Roman times and have been used for centuries initially for light but now for more decorative purposes....

Alix Fauvel’s new Café at Pod & Pip

Alix Fauvel’s new Café at Pod & Pip

We are thrilled to have Alix Fauvel run her café here in our new space at Pod & Pip. You may well have sampled one of Alix’s scrumptious cakes if you have been to one of our flower workshops or our pop up cafes over the last year or so, but here’s a little bit of background to Alix.

Our top picks for Autumn planting

Our top picks for Autumn planting

With summer now over and the last of the garden blooms coming to end there are still lots of options to bring some colour to the garden and home.Here's how..

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

The 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which would have taken place between 18 May and 23 May, has now been moved to run from 21 September to 26 September due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to grow and care for Dahlias

How to grow and care for Dahlias

A summer favourite amongst gardeners; Dahlias are the real showstopper flowers of the summer and early autumn season; but to keep them blooming in your garden you need to follow a few rules…

Workshops 2021

Workshops 2021

What better way to spend a morning, or indeed a whole day, than immersing yourself in the beautiful world of floristry.  Pod & Pip have a wonderful selection of workshops for you to choose from.  Each workshop is designed to help you develop your creativity through arranging flowers; with Sarah as your guide through the whole pro

Sweet Peas; a true cottage garden annual

Sweet Peas; a true cottage garden annual

Here Sweet Peas are climbing; (Here’s the Sweet Pea rhyme!) Here are little tendrils, Helping them to climb…. extract from The Flower Fairies; Cicely Mary Barker...

Garden Tables - How to lay the perfect Summer table

Garden Tables - How to lay the perfect Summer table

As the seasons change we embrace the long warm summer days that cry out for al fresco dining; truly one of life’s great and simple pleasures.

Our Top Picks of Edible Flowers to Grow

Our Top Picks of Edible Flowers to Grow

Alix Fauvel is a renowned baker of the most exquisitely handmade and beautifully adorned cakes.  Handmade in Dorset, each delicious cake is carefully made with love, style and packed full of flavour...

Passionate about Peonies

Passionate about Peonies

Peonies symbolise prosperity, good luck, love and honour.   They grow in a variety of forms; herbaceous, intersectional and tree peonies, all with a timeless elegance.  A bridal favourite; they exude an opulence with their candy sweet sumptuous petals...

The Garden Museum - Constance Spry

The Garden Museum - Constance Spry

“I was first, and hope last to be, a gardener; it was an unanticipated combination of circumstances that led me to do professionally something I did once only as a relaxation, and much as I love doing it, I don’t like the groove to be too deep.” - Constance Spry, 'Garden Notebook' (1940) ...

The Power of Flowers

The Power of Flowers

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly your whole life would change." Buddha ...