August Favourite: Hydrangea

There are not many flowers that are quite as versatile as the Hydrangea, with its wide range of colours making it a good choice for so many different styles.  Not the cheapest flower to buy commercially (although you might be lucky enough to have one in the garden) but with its huge flower heads a little goes a long way!

Marie & Martin's Wedding

It's great to be able to share photos from someone's special day, so my grateful thanks to Marie and Martin for letting me show you a few pictures from their lovely wedding at Wadenhoe House.  I was delighted to be asked to help create the right atmosphere for this Scotland/ England union, using blue thistles and white roses as the feature flowers.  Take a peek at  I'm sure you'll agree how fantastic their theme was - and of course, how happy they both loo

July Favourite: Delphinium

Blue and white colour schemes continue to be a popular choice with brides, but true blue flowers can be difficult to obtain as blues often tend towards lilac or lavender tones.  But luckily one of my favourite summer flowers, the stunning delphinium, comes in some fantastic shades of blue....

June Favourite: Rose

There just has to be a space on my favourite flower list for the most beautiful of all flowers, the rose.  This is the flower that everyone recognises, and for good reason – it takes pride of place in many gardens and with its gorgeous velvety petals, huge array of sumptuous colours and heavenly scent it is definitely not a flower to overlook.

May Favourite: Lily-of-the-Valley

If you long to have Lily-of-the-valley in your bridal bouquet, then take note that now is the best time to have your wedding day!  It is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner when this simple but beautiful flower starts to bloom in the garden and its wonderful scent fills the evening air.

April Favourite: Tulip

Even when April showers are giving our spirits a battering, who can fail to feel inspired by the beautiful simplicity of the Tulip in its wide array of bright spring colours.......

City & Guilds Lion Award 2012

I was delighted, as well as amazed, when I was told earlier in the year that I had been awarded with a prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence for my Level 3 floristry studies.  The award felt like the icing on the cake after spending two years studying floristry full time at Shuttleworth then at Barnsfield colleges and a real encouragement to keep building my new floristry business.

March Favourite: Anemone

As bulbs begin to burst into flower in March there are plenty of fresh spring colours to choose from, with bright yellow daffodils alongside the blues, mauve and pinks of intoxicatingly scented hyacinths and drifts of blue muscari.  But for vivid colour and the stunning simplicity of its blooms it is hard to beat the lovely Anemone.

February Favourite: Ranunculus

This pretty flower has to be my favourite!  It is available through the coldest months of winter, but always makes me feel that spring is just around the corner.  The white variety is a beautiful flower to use in wedding work, but the range of colours doesn’t end there and there are varieties to suit every taste, from soft pastels to strong, bright hues.

January Favourite: Gypsophila

There are not many flowers to be seen in the garden during January, so the flower that sums up this time of year for me is Gypsophila, with its frothy mass of tiny white flowers which look almost like frozen dewdrops or miniature snowflakes.  So, if you are set to marry in January, or are looking for some floral decorations to set the scene for a winter party, take a look at how Gypsophila can be used to create a very special ‘winter white’ theme.