MOORCROFT POTTERY
Monthly Miniatures
Designer: Kerry Goodwin

Each month a new Miniature of the Month will be launched so that, during the year, collectors can build up their own miniature collection of seasonal florals.

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January - Helleborus

Height 5cm

Price £ 145.00

The inaugural piece is Helleborus, in which a pink hellebore with delicate yellow stamen hangs its head, weighed down by the weight of its beautiful petals, that bring a first flush of colour to our gardens in January.

 

February - Welcome Colour - Camellias

Height 5cm

Price £ 170.00

Few hardy shrubs signal the end of winter better than camellias, highly valued for their stunning floral displays and fresh, glossy, evergreen foliage, that bring a flush of welcome colour to our gardens in February and through until early spring.

March - Primula

Height 5cm

Price £ 140.00

 

This cheerful bedding plant flowers its heart out for weeks on end.  It brightens your outlook on even the dullest day as they bring a rainbow of colour to our gardens in March and through until early summer.

 

April - White Rays

Height 5cm

Price £ 135.00

 

 

This diminutive grassland plant is known for its yellow centre and white petals shaped like the rays of the sun.   The daisy takes its name from an Old English word that meant Day’s Eye due to the flowers only opening during daylight

 

May - Heart to Heart - Pansies

Height 5cm

Price £ 174.00

 

 

Pansies have heart-shaped faces, with overlapping petals, and come in a wide range of bright, pretty colours and patterns.  Their small, delicate faces, bring colour to any container or border, and it is a soft pink variety that Kerry has depicted on her miniature vase

 

June - Flag Iris

Height 5cm

Price £ 148.00

 

Flag Iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow and also the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Irises come in a wide variety of colours and the common name for some species is 'flags', as the flowers represent the colours of the world.

 

 

July - Sun Worship - Dwarf Sunflowers

Height 5cm

Price £ 161.00

 

Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant.  With their daisy-like flower face them come in many colours but they are commonly bright yellow with brown centres that ripen into heavy heads filled with seeds.

 

August - Tiger Daylily

Height 5cm

Price £ 170.00

Tiger Daylily, a species native to Asia. Daylilies are often called the ‘perfect perennial’ due to their numerous qualities including showy flowers, but sadly with this variety the flowers only last for one day.

 

September - Sambucas

Height 5 cm

Price £ 135.00

 

More commonly known as elderberry, this plant has large clusters of small white or cream-coloured flowers in late spring which are followed by clusters of small blue-black berries later in the year.  Birds enjoy the fruit in the autumn, while people enjoy elderberry wine. 

 

October - Hedgerow Medley - Blackthorn, Blackerries and Hawthorn

Height 5cm

Price £ 198.00

Hedgerow Medley featuring blackthorn, blackberries and hawthorn.  For centuries, hawthorn and blackthorn have been key plants in our hedgerows, helping to make fields stock-proof, they have become famous for other reasons as the ‘sloes’ or berries of blackthorn are popular in gin, wine and jam making. Although bitter to our taste, birds happily feast on the fruit in the autumn. 

 

November - Wintersweet

Height 5cm

Prtice £ 136.00

Wintersweet featuring Japanese allspice, a plant with strongly scented pendent flowers, produced in winter between November and March in the UK.  Wintersweet gives valuable floral colour to our gardens in the dormant season. 

 

December - Christmas Crown

Height 5cm

Price £ 140.00

Christmas Crown featuring red holly berries and leaves.  Great symbolism is attached to holly and it is a plant that has become synonymous with Christmas.

 

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