Seasonal stories and notable happenings from the team behind Ochre Botanical Studios.

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June brought with it a lot of promise – the promise of the beginning of summer, brighter nights, a turn in the weather for the better…

What June actually brought was mostly rain! All was not dreich though, as the start of the month was British Flowers Week, and we had such a great turnout for our charity workshop at the garden. We made lapel corsages with those that came along and had such a lovely time doing so. Our next workshop will be towards the end of October which will fit in nicely with our wedding season beginning to wind down as we enter the winter months.

Pictures below taken by Julie and Marion respectively.

June also brought more weddings and events for the Ochre team – busying ourselves with plenty of cutting, conditioning, planning, prepping, making, and numerous chats regarding prop usage for weddings ahead! The planning that goes into a gorgeous wedding or event sometimes feels as if it takes more time than the floristry itself!

June for me included a bit of a break! I managed to carve out some time to take a whole week off (!) Julie touched on the importance of downtime in her musings last month and it’s important to reiterate that no matter what you do for a living, no matter how lovely it looks or how fulfilling it is, we all need to take a break to recharge the batteries. Doing nothing is, in fact, everything sometimes.

This month’s musings is a spotlight on roses! The garden roses have decided it’s summer even if the weather doesn’t feel like it.

While I was wandering around the polytunnel oohing and aahing over the beauty within a rather lovely cat sleepily prowled up to say hello! Oh to be a cat snoozing in a warm polytunnel filled with sweet-scented blooms…

Here is a selection of my favourites from the roses;








The Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden have five volunteer sessions throughout the week;

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-3pm, Saturday, Sunday 2-4pm

They are currently on the lookout for volunteers to help the ancient walled garden grow. All abilities welcome, and all tools provided.

Speak again soon...

Ochre x

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