I like to include a flower which might be considered wild in my bouquets and wedding work. This might include, Cow Parsley, Sweet Rocket, Forget me Nots, Honesty, Ox Eye Daisy, Campion, Feverfew, Foxgloves... Many of these I encourage to grow in my garden so I can pick them, othertimes I just benefit from serendipity as they just grow there! Some last longer than others but mixed with cultivated flowers they really add something to the overall effect. I grow Sweet Rocket, Honesty, Forget Me Nots, Foxgloves and Ox Eye Daisy form seed. In the case of Honesty and Sweet Rocket so that I can have the white as well as the more common purple variety. I am finding that Cow Parsley lasts very well in water as does Sweet Rocket. I am intending to experiment with cutting other wildflowers as the season progresses and will let you know how I find them. Please remember it may be illegal to cut certain flowers in the wild, things have changed as we have become more aware environmental issues. Many are eay to grow from seed so you could have a small wildflower patch in your garden.
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.