Do you know the secrets of Lavender? We wrote about a few…

Lavender is a stunning creation. It is one of the most desired and appreciated plants, used by the Ancient Greeks not only for the wonderful aroma it exudes but also for its antiseptic attributes.

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Its healing powers can be used to close wounds, or even for face rejuvenation which provides a thorough cleaning inside and out. It can also be consumed as tea to fight any chest infection or relieve anxiety and headaches.

 

Plant lavender in your garden and enjoy its gifts. It is best planted in the early days of April and May as the (alkaline) soil starts warming up.

Lavenders are drought tolerant therefore they don’t need watering as they enjoy the benefits of photosynthesis. Watering is needed during the winter.

It can grow up to 24 inches tall and doesn’t spread like other herbs do.

Lavender can be a natural relaxant if you put a few drops of lavender oil on your children’s pillow at night – which helps with respiratory problems as well. You can also make your own lavender pillow by using dry lavender leafs.

 

What’s more? Its powers can restore partial hair loss as well as relief itchiness.

 

How does it feel to have your wedding reception at One Great George Street?

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It is undoubtedly one of London’s most desirable locations for corporate events and of course weddings. With plenty of event rooms to choose from, consisting of high ceilings and various layouts to match your desires, One Great George Street promises to make your wedding reception the most memorable experience.

The Great Hall at One
Great George Street is the epitome of elegance and grandeur, where on the 27th of September you will have the opportunity to experience the opulence of the space and get a taste of what it feels like to have your wedding reception at this prestigious location.

 

The venue will be dressed as if a wedding were taking place. You will enjoy drinks and canapés with a live band in the background and stunning designs, as well as a display of flowers by TBR Floral Design. The Great Hall will be the perfect place for you to see what it’s like to have your wedding dinner in a room with pleasing table settings and striking floral arrangements. Our own designs will be displayed at the lobby, staircase and Great Hall.

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 One Great George Street is not just about the space. The always friendly and professional staff will be there to assist you and show you around the rooms.

TBR Floral Design Studio is happy to have collaborated with One Great George over the years and our team will be there on the 27th of September to chat with you, help guide you through our process and answer any questions you might have.

All you have to do is simply register here for an invite.

To get an idea of what is expected, take a look at these jaw-dropping displays form last year’s showcase event.

Flashback to one of our most memorable events

We absolutely LOVE the following display!

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There’s nothing more rewarding than keeping our clients happy, and we do that by taking into consideration their “wants” and ideas and turning it into reality.

 

Elegance in Sevenoaks

For this glamorous birthday party, we’ve used a combination of long stem white hydrangeas, roses, orchids and peonies to complement the scenery around the big blossom tree in the centre. Candles placed at different levels had created an ever more elegant atmosphere for the guests.

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The best part?

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A stylish temporary bar placed in a different marquee, with red gingers and green hydrangeas, for guests to enjoy a nice glass of champagne surrounded by a visually engaging decor.

 

Like what you see?

If you want a jaw-dropping flower arrangement like this one, don’t hesitate to give us a call   (020 7734 6253)Louise 3

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Two fragrant flowers for your home (and how to use them for aromatherapy)

Flowers are not just about beauty. Sure we want our indoor and outdoors to look great in any season, but are you making the most out of them?

The following suggestions exude a hypnotic fragrance and can turn your stressful day into bliss. To make use of their healing properties, how about a little home grown aromatherapy?

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Their fragrance is unlike any other. It’s soft, unisex and reminds you of a sunny day. It’s the most amazing addition to a garden or your meditation room. Grow them in an acidic and moist soil where bright light can make them strong. Placing them amongst other bushes or plants will increase humidity. Specifically the “Arabian Jasmine” can flower indoor for most of the year if it receives the right amount of sunlight and caring.

Hyacinths & Freesias

Whether it’s the beginning of spring or in the midst of winter, hyacinths are essential flowers to have in your home for fragrance. They smell the best in warm temperatures and they are available in pink, white and blue predominantly. THINKING AHEAD? If you want their fragrance to complement your Christmas dinner, purchase treated bulbs and plant them at the end of the Summer. Keep them in a dark place and each month move them to a warmer place in your house.

 

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The process of preparing petals for aromatherapy, should be a relaxing experience itself.

 

 

Once your flowers begin to whither (but not before they complete die) pick the petals and place them in piles outside in the sun. You do this by placing them on a tray and then cover them with a net (so that bugs cannot get to them). Let them dry in the sun and then put them in your bathtub. Enjoy a candle-lit relaxing evening in a bathtub enriched with fragrance (a glass of champagne, never hurt anyone).