Yesterday I spent a truely happy afternoon choosing ribbons at the fabulous V V Rouleaux in London to compliment my bouquets for 2017. I am loving velvet for this season and have chosen some sumptuous colours...lots of greens, ranging from Squashed Gooseberry to Hellebore green, greys and soft dusky pinks with a splash of Old Fuschia. Today I have been picking in the garden, Hellebores, Paperwhites, seed heads ( some kindly donated by a neighbour) and adding in a few white Tulips and looking at colour combinations. I always consider my gift bouquets as luxury items and these gorgeous ribbons really add the finishing touch.
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.