Paul’s Diary

Hello world!

Posted by Sam Barraclough LIDO on 3rd March 2019

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Spring Forward

Posted by LIDO Collective on 4th April 2017

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Category: Florist
April is such a glorious month; I just want to press the pause button as it all goes by so fast. With the recent warm weather we have enjoyed the most amazing blossom, and just this last week we have seen the very first peonies arrive from France. As spring moves forward to early summer the array of flowers increases and the colours soften to beautiful pastel shades. I love the palette of soft apricots
Old market

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Posted by LIDO Collective on 18th March 2017

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Category: Florist
I love this saying about March. It’s such an exciting month as everything starts to wake up in the garden. The month starts with the last grip of winter, along with its freezing cold air and wind, and ends in warmer spring sunshine Spring moves into full season as Narcissi flower with abundance and most exciting of all, it’s blossom time! There can be nothing more lovely in the floral world than to decorate with blossom. Last year we

Love in Bloom

Posted by LIDO Collective on 2nd February 2017

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Though as I write this it is still freezing cold, we have the promise that Spring is around the corner, heralded by the sudden flowering of snowdrops. I love these flowers, for their humble, gentle appearance belies their great strength as they force their way through hard frosted ground. Spring has certainly sprung in the flower market with colourful anemones, ranunculi, tulips, mimosa and hyacinths everywhere. I adore the Italian anemones with their luscious colourful heads surrounded

Beginning the New Year

Posted by LIDO Collective on 2nd January 2017

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January 2017: Beginning the New Year A New Year beckons with all the hopes and promises of a clean start. Resolutions made (and broken). After all the business of December, I rather like the quiet days of January for the chance to take stock and start planning. I had my first day out in the garden, trying to finally get in all my spring bulbs I just couldn’t get in before Christmas! Even now in this


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