This picture is of me cutting Ranunculus in Julie's polytunnel at Lingwood yesterday. She runs a fabulous cut flower nursery. The Ranunculus are for this weekends wedding and I will be collecting more for Monday's workshop. I was blown away by the quality and colours! I am hoping to have more as the season progresses. I have combined these with Anemones from Karen at The Flower Orchard in Essex and Sarah who also grows English Peonies on the Norfolk Coast. Wonderful friends and fellow flower growers. I am also starting to cut my Tulips and have Bluebells, Hyacinths and Narcissus so at last a full range of spring flowers.
As some of you will know this week I have been in Cornwall on a creative collaboration with some wonderful inspiring people from the world of wedding floristry and styling and I have put a little piece about this on my wedding blog page ( this is attached to the wedding page on the website). I decided to write a separate wedding blog page as it is a place I can show pictures of my wedding work and write about other wedding related items whilst keeping this page free to write about the cutting garden and development of the new walled garden.
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.