This week saw the first of the farmer's markets at Snape Maltings. I had Cornish Green Iris ( very unique and unusual looking) and Ranunculus, Scented Narcissi from The Scilly Isles, Lincolnshire Tulips, British grown Stocks and Alstroemeria and my own homegrown Hyacinths. The scent was fabulous and it got the new growing and selling season off to a great start. I have a supply of similar flowers coming for my Valentine's Day bouquets. One of my gorgeous customers did make me chuckle she passed my stall twice admiring everything then a third time at which point her husband arrived. She then very pointedly said " I have passed this stall and said how much I like it three times, when are you going to get the hint!" He bought her a lovely selection of flowers.
The market is held on the first Saturday of the month from 9.30-12.30. There are lots of fabulous producers there...including Suffolk cheeses, meat, vegetables, cakes, desserts, pies, and of course my flowers. In the growing season I have my own blooms but at this time of year I have to buy in from warmer parts of the UK and those growers with larger undercover space. However I only sell British flowers. It is a great opportunity to meet me and look at my flowers, if you are interested in flowers for an event or you would like to order a bouquet. The Maltings has other shops and a very nice cafe so it is a lovely place to visit along with the concert hall and beautiful walks.
I will have a lovely selection of flowers there next month for Mother's day.
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.