I have just come back from a trip to West Dean Gardens with my Mum. We went on a kitchen garden design workshop. The gardens are absolutely lovely in a beautiful setting of rolling hills. Coming from Suffolk I couldn't get over the hills! There is an amazing kitchen garden with veg, fruit and cutting beds. I must admit we were exhausted by the journey but it was worth it to be inspired by Sarah Wain the garden supervisor. Organised is the watch word of the day ....and something I must get. This is Sarah's potting shed, I will not show you a photo of mine! The garden is so productive and everything looks beautiful as well, with veg being taken to the art school for drawing classes. So this week I am planning to clear the greenhouse and properly stack my pots, clean the tools, oil the secateurs, and so much more.I will let you know how I get on. On the cutting front. I am still waiting for the Chrysanths to come out. There were some out at West Dean but it is milder there and the daisy varieites like mine were being grown under glass. Hopefully they will start showing soon......
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.