No blog post for nearly a month!!! It has been a hugely busy month for weddings and events.. Now it is time to think about moving forward into Autumn. It is time for planting out the Bienniels sown in May/June (Honesty, Sweet Rocket, Sweet Williams, Foxgloves, Wallflowers)...ordering and planting bulbs for the spring and sowing hardy annuals to over winter. I am sowing Hardy Annuals....Cornflowers, Marigolds, Nigella, Clary, Scabious and Malope. It is lucky that the weddings and events are starting to quieten down so there is some time for growing otherwise I would have nothing for next year.
I am taking a few days rest after this weekend's wedding when I am planning to order my Tulips....that is for a blog post all of their own.
I do love the growing side of my business. It is so therapeutic. It is also nice to think about which colours might be "in" next year.
I have decided that September is really the start of my year in many ways...planning and preparing for the next calander year (2017). The events do continue throughout although they tend to be quieter affairs through the winter other than Christmas of course. The true quiet time is really January and February when the garden has gone to sleep and so have we!
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.