Whilst watching and waiting for my Sweet Peas to germinate I have been pondering what it is about flowers that makes people happy. There is no doubt they do. That is one of the truly lovely things about what I do...people's faces when they see, buy or receive my flowers. Flowers and the smiles they engender are transient glimpses of joy. So what is it? Colour? Scent? Symbolism? Being treated? Treating yourself? It is so hard to pinpoint but I would guess a combination of all these. They make people feel special. They are luxury, indulgent yet simple pleasures. They evoke memories of people and places. They bring comfort in dark days and joy in happier times. What are your experiences?
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.