This week I wasn't sure what I would be doing having just finished a long run of weddings but there is a lot going on and I have to say I'm loving the variety. Today I have been making little posies for guests at a dinner party. On Monday I will be running a workshop, Tuesday supplying flowers for a photo shoot, Wednesday there are funeral flowers to be made, Thursday is bouquet day and Friday a 50th birthday party.
I am still cutting Sunflowers, Dahlias, Zinnias, Cosmos along with leaves and seed heads. Everything has an autumnal feel. Plans are well advanced for the cutting garden next season with boxes of bulbs arriving and bienniels being planted out.
Bienniels fill a gap in the cutting year in late spring/early summer they include Wallflowers, Sweet Williams, Sweet Rocket, Forget me Nots, Foxgloves and Honesty. It is quite easy to forget about them as they must be sown in May/June just when the garden is at it's busiest. I am trying to grow more than ever as my order book is expanding. I just need a few more hours each day!
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.