My jam jar posies are proving very popular. They come in two sizes 1lb at £5 and 2lb at £7.50. Decorated with ribbon they make great gifts and thus far I have made them for dinner parties, get well soon, parties, weddings, gifts and pure pleasure. I recycle jam jars so we are eating a lot of jam, which may or may not be a good thing!! However it is a great environmentally friendly way to package flowers. I do fill vases as well, either customers own fav vases or I buy in from local charity shops, supporting their cause but also recycled or should I say reused.
I am finding scented flowers a particular favourite with customers, my first Sweet Peas are coming through but I have also been harvesting Sweet Rocket and Stocks, both of which I plan to grow more next year. It seems to be scent that suffers terribly with mass produced flowers. As we head into summer I will have Lavender and Roses for scent along with Sweet Peas and Sweet Williams. I am always keen to hear about other scented flowers for cutting, if anyone has any bright ideas!
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.