Christmas Wreath

It's been such a busy December!!! I can't believe it's less than two weeks until Christmas Day!! I've been really busy crafting away making all the wreaths you guys have ordered! Thank you so much! I really appreciate that you like what I do! I love doing it! Finally got around to making my own …

Pumpkins!!!

Autumn has arrived and so have the pumpkins! I love making fabulous arrangements in them absolutely crammed with goodies such as roses, chrysanthemums, hypericum, viburnum and dried orange slices for that festive twist.  

Bicester Village

As some of you may already know - I have been approached by Value Retail, the creators of the amazing Bicester Village - with an exciting opportunity working with luxury London florist; Nikki Tibbles of 'Wild at Heart' as Head Gardener! Working alongside Nikki and her team I am creating fabulous, gardens to showcase in …

Bluebells & Muscari

Embracing the season with these gorgeous Bluebell, Muscari and Hellebore buttonholes for a spring wedding for two lovely ladies in Oxfordshire. I love the marriage of that lilac & blue against the vibrant green of the Hellebores, softened with the fuzzy grey foliage of the 'Snow-in-Summer' (Cerastium tomentosum). Then simply tied with a thin piece …

Lynn & John’s Wedding

Lynn & John's Wedding took place on St. Patrick's Day 2017 - Obviously it had to be green! Her bouquet is made of Helleborus 'foetidus', Euphorbia 'amygdaloides', White Forsythia (Abeliophyllum),  Malus Apple Blossom, Viburnum 'tinus', Salix 'babylonica' together with a few  Narcissus 'Bridal Crown' & brought together using Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Kermit'. John's buttonhole is made using …

Spring Wedding

This weekend is all about those gorgeous spring bulbs and blossom. Beautiful Muscari & Hyacinthus with Prunus blossom and Helleborus. Fresh and colourful, welcoming spring 2017.  I've mocked up the table arrangements... Wood logs covered in lichen (Cetraria glauca), each supporting Hyacinthus pips on wires.  #spring #springwedding #wedding #oxfordshire #florist #floraldesign #oxford #thebeardedflorist.

Hellebores & Snowdrops

A hand-woven sympathy wreath. Made from Cornus alba, Salix babylonica, Corylus avellana with Helleborus, Galanthus and Skimmia. A beautiful tribute for a Woodland Burial. #cornusalba #sunshine #corylusavellana #catkins #spring #woodlandburial #thebeardedflorist #wreath #oxford #witney #fairspear #sympathy #funeral#galanthus #snowdrops #hellebore #helleborus #skimmia #flowers #florist

A Woodland Burial

  Made using gorgeous Alder, Narcissus & Helleborus - all locally grown and woven together to make this beautiful wreath for a woodland burial. I love using Alder! It is such a lovely medium to use with its little cones that adds great detail to arrangements.

New Year 2017

It's January!!! I can't believe just how fast Christmas came and went! Unfortunately, I spent most of it coughing and suffering from Anosmia! So all that beautiful smelling and tasting food was completely wasted on me! Well the cold has continued but I'm full of ideas for the new year and full of excitement. Over …

J&J’s Big Day!

Getting festive with these two guys. A beautiful winter wedding using lots of Ilex, Hedera, Alnus, Skimmia, Cotoneaster and Nigella seedheads. #jjsbigday

Christmas Wreaths 

... and so it has begun! If there is one thing I absolutely love making,  it's a wreath! I don't know why but whether it's a funeral wreath,  a celebration wreath,  an advent wreath or a Christmas door wreath...I love them! Christmas began last week with eight orders coming in all at once! So it's …

Medlars!!

Mespilus germanica... Gone a bit crazy for these this year. I love that they're so old and unknown by most and that you can't eat them until they have been bletted - Bletting being a process of the fruit over ripening to make it edible! Love it! So my amazing husband surprised me with a …

First Frost

Agghhh the sound of crunchy grass! I love it so much. Up early to walk Chico but secretly it's so I can see the frost and how it's changed everything. Those gorgeous leaves that were glowing in the sun yesterday have been encased in ice and the cobwebs suddenly hang heavy that previously remained hidden …

Autumn 

So I'm laying in bed and looking out the window at the sky and I just can't believe how beautiful it is this time of year.  I don't think I have ever really appreciated the colours of autumn until this year I've been enjoying using them in my work all the colours,  all the fruits, …