1. Ordering and planting spring bulbs:- Tulips, Narcissus, Iris, Hyacinths...
2. Ordering and planting bulbs for forcing for winter flowers:- Paperwhite Narcissus, Hyacinths.
3. Planting out Bienniels:- Wallflowers, Sweet Williams, Canterbury Bells, Foxgloves, Forget Me Nots....
4. Sowing Hardy Annuals:- Cornflowers, Calendula, Ammi, Larkspur, Sweet Peas ....
5. Weeding and clearing beds
6. Mulching with compost
7. Collecting seeds
8. Cutting back perennials
9. Preparing for Christmas
Whilst it is sad to leave summer behind the autumn is always the start of my year, the looking forward to next season with fresh plans as to what to grow.
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.