Home Grown Sweet Peas

My first Sweet Pea harvest of the season and perfect timing for the gorgeous wedding of Rachel & Anna this weekend. Very proud to have grown these myself - locally, without pesticides, feeds or anything else yukky. However, something brown & buzzing didn't like me picking these and decided to give me a few bites! …

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 …

St. Patrick’s Day 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 the same …

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

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 …