Last week was British Flowers week. It was BUSY. I put lonely posies around Reydon, Southwold and also in Somerleyton Hall gardens for people to collect. Plus ran a Workshop at Somerleyton Hall. In addition I had one of my designs showcased on the Natural Wedding Company website. Although it was seriously hectic here it was good and there seemed to be a real buzz about British flowers with Covent Garden Market having top designers using British Flowers to make some absolutely stunning designs. Meantime this week I am just going to try to catch up with myself, the garden, the laundry....and take some Delphiniums up to the Norfolk Show!!
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.