Today we have been tidying in readiness for our Christmas workshops. A huge task after such a busy wedding season. There is more to do! In addition we have been making more wreaths and a sample table decoration. Today we have Ranunculus, Paperwhites and Freesias. My Paperwhites, Ranunculus from Cornwall and Freesias from Guernsey. I am not sure if we will be able to get Ranunculus for Christmas but it would be great if we could. In the afternoon this was followed by putting the Dahlias to bed with a thick covering of straw. We are lucky here that we tend not to get really heavy frosts but a sharp frost is forecast for tomorrow and we always mulch the Dahlias in a thick protective blanket of straw. Finally this evening I am giving a talk to the village gardening club.
Below is a little gallery of my Dahlias....roll on next year!
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.