Welcome To Pod & Pip's Journal
An evolving world of everything floral and...
Introducing Pod & Pip's CrackersThe Christmas Cracker is a firm favourite on the table on Christmas Day along with the turkey and all the trimmings. Its origins date back to the 1840s when a London confectioner Tom Smith was inspired when he discovered the French 'Bon Bon' a sugared almond wrapped in a twist of paper... Read more
How to Make a Foraged Autumn WreathWith the hedgerows bursting with the seasons bounty now is an opportune time to explore the countryside and indulge in a spot of foraging to make an Autumn wreath.
Autumn Capsule WardrobeIt’s that time of year. Evenings drawing in, pods, pips and berries in the hedgerow, the smell of Autumn in the air and definitely time to start cosying up in knits and boots and to put the summer clothes away for another year.
Very Merry BootsJust arrived in the workshop are these fun, fashionable, welly ankle boots from the wonderfully energetic company Merry People. They caught our eye and we couldn't resist!
How to layer up for Summer EntertainingChalky pink and dusty blue gingham textiles have just arrived in the workshop and we love them! The tablecloths, table runners and seat pads are proving to be super popular and we have loved styling them up.
Garden Furniture FixesNeeding to add some storage or to style up a space in the garden? We may have the answer! A couple of carefully selected pieces of garden furniture can really make the difference.
Flower Bowl ArrangingOne of our very favourite flower arrangements! The Flower Bowl makes an undeniable statement for the home, event or wedding. Perfect for every season and occasion it's just a matter of choosing the foliage and flowers to suit the style you are looking for. Super easy to make and foam free too!
Fit For a KingWhy not make your own flower crown for the King’s Coronation. It's great fun to do with friends, super easy and anything goes! Go wild and boho or pretty and delicate, the style is completely up to you!
How to make an Easter BunnyWith Easter round the corner its time to think about plans for long the weekend and spending time with friends and family. One of the fun things that Easter now brings and is gaining in popularity, is the decorating of the home. Easter trees with blossom branches or twigs adorned with decorative eggs...
Coffee TimeWe are proud to support small and local businesses, one of which is our coffee bean supplier for the Pod & Pip cafe. The ingenious company takes green coffee beans which are 100% sustainably produced and then Eco-Roasts them in their Roastery in nearby Dorset, using the very latest innovative Eco Roast technology...
Spring CleanWith the birds singing outside, signs of spring in the garden and sunshine streaming through the windows, we are often prompted to have a good spring clean...
Pod & Pip’s Mini MakeoverSo while we were closed for the month of January we were busy behind the scenes not only planning, prepping and sourcing for the year ahead but giving the workshop and cafe a mini makeover. It's amazing what a lick of paint can do!
Shop small this ChristmasAt Pod & Pip we are proud to source from small, local and British businesses to stock our shelves and absolutely love finding a small business gem. This Christmas we have some absolute crackers (excuse the pun), and the workshop is brimming with some wonderful products from some wonderful small business.
Tick off the Christmas ListStuck for Christmas pressie ideas? Look no further, we hope we can help you with your gift conundrums with our Christmas Gift Guide. We have selected our top picks from the workshop but there are plenty more gifts too...
Pumpkins, squashes and gourdsAt this time of year, pumpkins, squashes and gourds are now making an appearance more so for autumnal decoration than eating, and are now a really simple and inexpensive way of add some Autumn styling to the home.
Wreaths: not just for ChristmasOver the past few years decorative wreaths have made an appearance in our homes and not just for Christmas. A perfect way to add some simple seasonal styling in the home, either on the front door or hanging inside they have seen a huge rise in their popularity.
A case for BasketsWho doesn't love a basket! Coming in all shapes and sizes they are the perfect way to tidy, display, store and carry all sorts of goodies. They can also add structure and texture to a room too. Our lovely range of baskets can be put to so many good uses in a number of rooms or even outside!
Add some Autumn ColourAfter working with primarily pastels and soft pretty colours throughout the summer we love the colour blast from our Cutting Garden flowers in late summer, early autumn. So, what are our favourites to be growing and working with to add some drama to flower arrangements?
Picnic PerfectionWith our British summer now well under way we are in the full throws of enjoying our British summer traditions, one of which is the good old picnic. Here at Pod & Pip we have pulled together some of our top picks of picnic accessories to achieve picnic perfection.
How to arrange with bud vasesBud 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 BeesThe 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 FavouriteA 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 GiftingWith 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 JubileeThe 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 ideasWith 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 treesThere 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 KokedamaWith 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 GiftingMothering 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 cushionsCushions 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?