We Love: Tuckshop Flowers
Established in 2012, Tuckshop Flowers owner Carole Patilla sources natural and exuberant flowers and foliage to curate elegant wreaths, unique bouquets and eco-friendly centrepieces. Growing much of Tuckshop Flowers’ material herself, Carole uses British-grown blooms and foliage wherever possible.
We Love: Metalbird Steel Silhouettes
We love these steel silhouettes, which bring a sweet, artistic sense of wilderness to any garden setting. Now launched in the UK, Metalbird is the brainchild of London-born New Zealander Phil Walters, an industrial designer. Hammered into trees, fences or posts, the birds form a layer of rust in time; their natural patina, blending into the landscape.
We Love: Haws Watering Cans
We love these indoor and outdoor watering cans, made by family-run company Haws based in Smethwick. The small cans and misters – made of copper, brass or plastic – are perfect for looking after indoor plants. The larger cans – based on the iconic designs of the company founder, John Haws – are easy to carry and tip when caring for your hanging baskets, pots and planters.
We Love: Plant Belles Plant Supports
We love these elegant plant supports, and often recommend them for our customers – particularly those whose gardens have abundant herbaceous perennials, such as peonies and asters. These grow-through structures are named after gardening stars – such as Gertrude, which recalls a wide crinoline of the sort worn by Gertrude Jekyll, and Christopher (in honour of the rotund Christopher Lloyd of Great Dixtor).