Saint Valentine’s Day already! Where does the time go? Well that can only mean that spring is not far away and soon the air will be filled with the scent of Hyacinths and Crocus will be dancing amongst the lawns. As you can see – my floristry style is a natural one and to always remain as close to nature and the seasons as possible, which is why I don’t like using roses at a time of year when they’re not growing in the garden.
Cornus however… well this is in abundance in February and needs to be cut back to ensure that this season grows strong, vibrant stems that will be bursting with colour in the winter. To adorn my door I made a Cornus Heart (I felt the door looked so forlorn after treating it to a beautiful wreath at Christmas). Well, I had so many knocks at the door asking if I would mind making them one, as a gift to their loved ones this St. Valentine’s Day.
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.
Celebrating their January wedding with hot, bright pinks!!
A beautiful round rose bouquet made using Rosa ‘Avalanche Candy‘, Rosa ‘Avalanche‘ & Rosa ‘El Toro‘, stems left long and simply bound and decorated with lace ribbon.
Two bridesmaids bouquets (one to be used for throwing) made with Rosa ‘Avalanche Candy‘ & Rosa ‘El Toro‘ & a few Rosa ‘Tacazzi‘.
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 the Christmas break – I had a beautiful brides bouquet to make using butter coloured tulips that were open!! It was beautiful!! Congratulations to Tim & Noi – best wishes for the future x
A winter bouquet for my bride today!
Full of Rosa ‘Snowflake’, Hypericum ‘Green Temptation’, encrusted with berried Hedera, Viburnum davidii ‘Steel Blue’, Alnus, Larix, Astrantia major, and complimented with some beautiful Leycesteria formosa!
The smell of Christmas spice, blue spruce and mulled wine as you enter really launched us in to the festive spirit! Homemade mince pies and gingerbread baking in the oven, mulled wine simmering on the hob and the incredible amount of foraged materials from Ivy to Larch, Holly to Clematis – we couldnt wait to get stuck in!
This was a workshop to create a beautiful, natural table arrangement to adorn your table at Christmas. With the option of dinner candles in a long arrangement or a pillar candle in a round zinc tin; we had some incredible creations. We loved how every single one is different and reflected their personality.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our winter workshops this year! We really have had so much fun and loved inspiring.
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