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This week on Tea & Tattle podcast, I’m in conversation with the charming Rosebie Morton, horticulturalist and founder of The Real Flower Company. In this episode, Rosebie tells me about the farm that she runs in Hampshire with her husband, and how she went from raising sheep to getting an idea to grow a few scented roses….
Rosebie Morton at her flower farm in Hampshire
It was so inspiring to learn how Rosebie’s idea of growing some roses gradually grew into what The Real Flower Company is today. Now with flowers grown on farms in the UK, as well as in Kenya during the off-season, The Real Flower Company delivers award-winning, luxurious blooms, with a focus on scented flowers. I love popping by their pretty shop in West London.
On the podcast, Rosebie tells me more about her company’s ethos in growing flowers as sustainably and ethically as possible. She also gives advice to anyone thinking of becoming a florist, or starting their own business, and explains how she found the courage to keeping going with her dream, even though the odds seemed very much against her.
I also questioned Rosebie about her favourite ways to use flowers to decorate the home, particularly for a winter dinner party, and she gave me some fantastic ideas.
Listen to learn about building a successful flower business and ideas for decorating your winter holiday table.
All images provided by The Real Flower Company.
After our sojourn in Penzance, we made our way to The Scarlet Hotel at Mawgan Porth, very near Newquay airport. I think this has to be the most beautiful, tranquil hotel I’ve ever been lucky enough to stay in. The Scarlet is built right on the cliffs, and the gorgeous architecture means there’s as little […]
Listen to the latest Tea & Tattle Episode here or on iTunes. I’m so excited to announce that it’s Tea & Tattle’s birthday! Sophie and I have now been podcasting for a year, which is very hard for us to believe (where does the time go?!). In celebration of our 1st year anniversary, we’ve prepared a […]
Listen to the latest Tea & Tattle episode here or on iTunes. This week on Tea & Tattle podcast, I’m hosting a special episode that’s perfect for Halloween and is bound to get you in the mood for any spooky happenings tonight. The art historian Susan Owens has joined me for a fantastic conversation about […]
Carole Elsworth at her shop, No.56 in Penzance, Cornwall. Photo courtesy Natalie Coe. With this post, I’m introducing a new series on Miranda’s Notebook, ‘Talking Shop,’ where I share interviews with owners of my most-loved independent shops, in London and beyond. One of my very favourite shops in Penzance is No.56 on Chapel Street. Founded […]
Our last weekend in Penzance was spent in one of the most unusual buildings I’ve ever come across: the Egyptian House, a Landmark Trust property in Penzance. Located on elegant Chapel Street, this building certainly catches your eye, and I was so delighted to get the chance to stay in one of the flats and […]
Listen to the latest Tea & Tattle episode here or on iTunes Today on Tea & Tattle podcast, Sophie and I are in conversation about one of our favourite subjects: books! In this episode, we’re chatting about the London based publishing house, Persephone Books, which has gained a loyal fanbase of readers from all over the […]
When I was in Penzance last Spring, I managed to pack rather a lot into 3 days, taking in the delights of the town, as well as nearby Tremenheere Sculpture Park and St Michael’s Mount. This time, I returned to some familiar favourites (the Exchange Gallery, No. 56, The Front Room, Endpaper and Barton Books all […]
Listen to hear the latest Tea & Tattle episode here or on iTunes. In today’s Tea & Tattle episode, I’m joined by the writer Nell Stevens to discuss Nell’s debut book, Bleaker House. Nell lives in London and has a PhD in Victorian literature from King’s College London, and an MFA in Fiction from Boston University. In her […]
I spent the beginning of the month in beautiful Cornwall, exploring Penzance, Mawgan Porth, Carbis Bay and St Ives. I had the most wonderful time and love Cornwall even more than ever. You may remember I spent three days in Penzance last Spring, and so I was delighted to be able to take a longer […]