It is Monday morning again! I had a lovely time at Snape Maltings Farmer's Market on Saturday and sold the last of my beautiful chrysanthemums. I am already plotting and planning more for next year and adding in more colours. I am going to be selling regularly at the market. Next month it will be holly, ivy and other festive items.
I am planting my first indoor Narcissus Paperwhite for Christmas today. Also more scented Narcissus varieties in the garden...I know it is a bit late but hopefully they will catch up! Still catching up with bulb planting I have a strict schedule over the next two weeks trying to get everything in, Dutch iris, anenomes and tulips, tulips, tulips. Then there are dwarf varieties for pots and baskets.
Last week I called in at The Walled Garden at Benhall. I hadn't realised that in the past they grew chrysanthemums for Covent Garden Market there. It is so sad to think how all that has been lost, when you look at the chrysanths being flown in from abroad...Not the same thing at all!
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.