Tulip season is upon us and some of you will know that this week I have been to Keukenhof Holland to look at the Tulips and consider varieties for next year. Below are some of my favourites. Including Bel Epoque,17th Centuary and Orange Rose.
It was quite incredible to see the beautiful gardens laid out with Hyacinths, Narcissus, Tulips and Fritillaria. Also the indoor displays of flower arrangements.
I have been harvesting my Tulips this week, Attila and Atilla Graffiti, Air, Cerise Parrot, Paul Sheerer, Queen of the Night, Vanilla Cream....with more to come.
I will be harvesting for the next week or two moving through the varieties. They will be in my bouquets,jam jar posies and other arrangements through April. They are gorgeous!
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.