We had a fab day yesterday making wreaths and eating mince pies at Somerleyton Hall. The ladies were able to use greenery from the gardens and all produced some truly stunning creations. I think they were surprised what is involved in making a traditional mossed wreath. They take time to moss and then secure in all the foliages. Totally different products to the cheap mechanically produced items often on sale. They are made all the better if you incorporate garden foliages and flowering shrubs.
A lovely relaxed morning to get in the Christmas spirit.
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.