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! …

Fully Booked!

As you may know - I have been approached by Value Retail of Bicester Village with an exciting opportunity working with Nikki Tibbles of 'Wild at Heart' as Head Gardener! I couldnt say no! Such an amazing opportunity and really happy to do this! Unfortunately this means that I have had to split my time …

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.

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 …