Sweet Peas along with Roses are possibly the most iconic of British flowers. They are of the moment, they don't travel well or last very long in the vase. Despite this their sheer beauty and of course their scent make them so special. I like to make simple posies using the Sweet Peas own foliage. The dark coloured ones don't photograph as well as the lighter colours but are just as beautiful. This buttonhole contains Nigella and Honesty seeds as well as Sweet Peas. The floral crown contains lots of Sweet Peas, Mock Orange, Sweet Williams, Nigella and Roses but mostly Sweet Peas. June is the best month for a Sweet Pea wedding. Mine started flowering at the end of May this year and will probably continue for 6 to 8 weeks. I absolutely love them so they are a real treat to work with. Each year I grow more and more of them.....soon the whole garden will be taken over by them!
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.