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Delicate David Austin Roses combine with sage, lisianthus, snowberries and plumbago

His & Hers: Hey Jude

Jude the Obscure is another Old World treasure I brought back from Highbank. It’s an old fashioned David Austin rose, named for the controversial 19th century Thomas Hardy novel. I love this rose not only for its beautiful fragrance and its delicate apricot colouring but for the unique shapes of its bloom – reminiscent of freshly […]

Rui & Faranaz, NGV

Rui & Faranaz, NGV

Recently I had the pleasure of assisting a very special couple with their wedding to be held at the sophisticated Persimmon Restaurant at the National Gallery of Victoria. Faranaz hails from Singapore/India, while her groom Rui has roots in Portugal. The flower choices were clear from the beginning – orchids for Faranaz and lavender for […]

His & Hers: Mon Petit Chou

His & Hers: Mon Petit Chou

One of the many roses that took my fancy at Highbank was a Hybrid Tea called ‘Mon Petit Chou’ (My Little Cabbage). Endless layers of strong pink ruffles open in the style of a cabbage rose, sometimes exposing the strange green spikes in the centre. Inspired by these I added some raspberry pink ruffled sims […]