I have been living in the garden this weekend but it seems I wasn't alone! I kept hearing a cricket and eventually found him or her inside this dahlia.
Exhausted is not the word but the good news is I have started getting things done. What with building websites, writing blogs (sorry everyone) and sending off bulb orders the garden had got very neglected.
I have cleared the beds in the front garden and rehomed some old daffodil bulbs. More importantly direct sown some hardy annuals, Larkspur Grand Imperial Miix, Niigella Persian Jewels, Ammi majus, and Paeony Double Poppies for seed heads....I planted 7 delphiniums including Jill Curly and Pandora and some special crosses propagated by my Dad. Clearing beds adding compost and bulbs as I go. The greenhouse is still a mess....watch this space...and I have a to do list as long as well my arm, your arm and... well... all of our arms but as I said I have got started!
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.