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  • Garden cuttings,  Weddings

    Flower trends for 2020

    British flowers are one of the big trends for 2020 with 14% of flowers sold in the UK coming from British growers and flower farmers. This is great news for the environment and those who like to buy seasonal, fresh, local produce. Another trend that reflects the love of British flowers is the demand for meadowesque, natural-looking bouquets and floral designs. This is a style that suits locally grown flowers with that ‘just picked’ vibe!

  • Garden cuttings

    Foliage

    I love to use foliage in my bouquets and designs as it creates such a perfect backdrop to the colours and forms of flowers. During the summer months there is so much to choose from including myrtle, pittosporum, euonymus and…

  • Garden cuttings,  Weddings

    Sustainable Floristry

    I had an inspiring day at the Flowers From The Farm Annual Conference yesterday. Shane Connolly delivered a fantastic talk and demonstration on sustainable floristry using seasonal foliage to create beautiful designs without floral foam. Many florists, including myself, are…

  • Garden cuttings

    Herbs

    Herbs are a great addition to bouquets and arrangements and are making a comeback. Popular in Victorian times, they were used to symbolise meanings in bridal bouquets. Rosemary for fidelity, thyme for courage, sage for wisdom and lavender for luck.