I will be back in Southwold with my Pop Up Shops at WOW Vintage this summer.
Saturday 18th June for British Flowers Week with a selection of summer flowers.
Saturday 16th July Flowers but also Flower Crowns for Latitude ( if you know you want one please pre order)
Saturday 30th July
Saturday 17th September
Saturday 1st October
I will be there from 9.30-1 or until I sell out! I am outside so I won't be there if it pours with rain.
I still have a few spaces left for weddings in 2016 so if you are thinking of booking me to do your wedding flowers do please get in touch. Also I am taking bookings for flowers for summer parties. With the weather improving it feels like summer and so my mind is turning to gorgeous outdoor summer parties. I have been to talk to Sarah who grows sensational Peonies and have started placing my orders for the summer. I grow some but not enough! The English Roses season will soon be here, not forgetting Sweet Peas. Please email if you would like to order my gorgeous British summer flowers for your party this summer. Even if your event is small it is always best, where possible to let me know in advance as I can secure the best flowers from other growers if I need extra supplies.
Flowers for early summer include Peonies, Roses, Sweet Peas, Cornflowers, Lupins, Snapdragons, Sweet Williams, Sweet Rocket and more. I will keep posting pictures as the season develops.
The second flush of Tulips are starting to arrive, including the gorgeous Belle Epoque and Queen of the Night, The colours are endless and so vibrant. with singles, parrot, frilled and doubles opening daily. I have also planted some Rembrandt Tulips which haven't shown their faces yet but are eagerly awaited.
In more Tulip related news, I visited The Old Vicarage at East Ruston this week where Alan Gray and his team have planted a stunning 18,000 Tulips. I can highly recommend it, the combinations and colours are flamboyant and fabulous. This year he has planted a lot of fringed varieties which I think I will take on board for next year including some unusual colours. He uses combinations of shapes, Lily shaped with a Fringed and Parrot in vibrant colours all mixed together. Obviously the way I grow is different in that I keep varieties together to make cutting easier. All being well I should have plenty of Tulips at Snape Maltings next Saturday.
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.