Yesterday I made a funeral sheaf. Flowers for a goodbye to a much loved lady. Her husband is a well known gardener and so I tried to include as many flowers that they both loved as I could. I read somewhere " Real flowers for real lives, real loves." Very apt. I don't use floral foam for my funeral pieces as it is not biodegradable and also is not kind to many garden flowers. I do however make mossed wreaths and sometimes other shapes, when I use topiary frames. These can be planted later for a more permenant tribute.
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.