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An evolving world of everything floral and...

How to arrange with bud vases

How to arrange with bud vases

Bud Vases come in a huge range of shapes, sizes, colours and patterns, designed to hold just a few stems or flowers and foliage they provide a really simple way to quickly decorate a dining table or area in the house. So where do you start with using bud bases?

Pod & Pip Honey Bees

Pod & Pip Honey Bees

The introduction of the beehives at Pod & Pip have been fascinating, with the beekeepers Sara and Tim providing a huge amount of knowledge and insight into these incredible tiny creatures, and we have loved learning about the complexity of how the bees and hives operate.

Foxgloves - A Cottage Garden Favourite

Foxgloves - A Cottage Garden Favourite

A favourite cottage garden flower, foxgloves are seeing towering high in flower beds ideal for giving height and colour to the back of a border. They are partial to more shaded areas, and self seed easily in the wild and can be found along hedgerows, woodlands as well as our gardens.

Father’s Day Gifting

Father’s Day Gifting

With Father’s Day fast approaching on Sunday 19th June, are you in need of some gift inspiration? Here’s our top picks from our wonderfully creative small businesses that we love to stock.

Fit for a Jubilee

Fit for a Jubilee

The highly anticipated long weekend to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee has sent us all into a whirlwind of Garden and Street party planning. But how to decorate and style our tables and without making more work for ourselves? Here are some top tips from Pod & Pip to keep things simple!

Simple garden flower styling ideas

Simple garden flower styling ideas

With the garden now beginning to burst into life , now is the time to start bringing the garden from outside to in, introducing some garden flowers and colour into the home. We have simple tips, to help you add that wow ‘element’ with some easy floral styling ideas.

The joy of Easter trees

The joy of Easter trees

There is a wonderful centuries old tradition in Germany, to decorate branches or trees with eggs for Easter. This idea is now becoming super popular here in the UK, with branches now being brought into the home and placed into a vase or pot and then decorated with hanging eggs and other easter decorations...

How to make a Spring Kokedama

How to make a Spring Kokedama

With Spring well and truly on the way now it’s the perfect time to decorate the house with some seasonal plants. We have had some fun making some Kokedama with spring bulbs to dress the outside of the workshop but you can just as easily arrange them inside the house too.

Mother’s Day Gifting

Mother’s Day Gifting

Mothering Sunday has evolved from a time when people would visit their ‘Mother Church’ on the fourth Sunday of Lent, and it became a tradition that domestic servants were given this day off to visit their own church and families often taking gifts and flowers for their mothers.

How to style with scatter cushions

How to style with scatter cushions

Cushions are a great way to add some simple styling to a room whether a sitting room, bedroom or even a bench down a hallway. They immediately soften an area, add colour, texture and even structure and can easily be changed to update and compliment the seasons. So what are the things to think about when choosing cushions?

Snowdrops and where to visit to enjoy them

Snowdrops and where to visit to enjoy them

Snowdrops are a very welcome sign that spring is on its way. Carpets of the perfectly white tiny little pure white flower appear in woodland, gardens and along hedgerows bringing hope that warmer days are just around the corner...

Hellebores for Planting and Picking

Hellebores for Planting and Picking

An absolute winter favourite are Hellebores, often referred to as the Christmas Rose. It’s the soft colours that they come in, from pure winter whites, to gentle pinks and dusky purple tones that catch the attention against their dark evergreen leaves...

Easy Flower Styling Ideas For Christmas

Easy Flower Styling Ideas For Christmas

Some of our favourite flowers are the ones available during the festive period and are super easy to style and dress the house with, giving you a hassle free Christmas on the floral front. Here are some of our top picks and how to style them.

Pod & Pip's Christmas Gift Guide

Pod & Pip's Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas will be here before we know it so here is Pod & Pip’s Gift Guide for this year! We are full to the brim with Christmas presents in the workshop, and we stock some gorgeous goodies online from local and British companies, so if you are stuck for some pressie ideas, here is some inspiration...

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 ...