I am changing the direction of my business and planning new things for 2019. I have a fabulous opportunity to run a paper flower workshop at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show. I am excited and looking forward to seeing some amazing creations. After a little vote, it seems that most people would like to create a daffodil and as this is very seasonal and very Welsh, what better way to start!!
Rummaging through images for my newsletter I found these beautiful photos from last summer's wedding at Rosedew Farm. It is so lovely to see what happens when flowers take over the garden and there is such abundance to create from! Such joy and energy in the force of nature! Amazing Photos by Grace Elizabeth Photo and Film from Lydia and Dan's whimsical wedding ..
Fabulous images from Rebecca and Richard's autumnal wedding. Thank you for sharing your special day and all the best for your future! Photography by Kate Adams
Need some Christmas inspiration? Come and see us at St Fagans Christmas Nights. We will be there on Wednesday 6th and Saturday 9th December from 6pm-9pm, demonstrating wreath making and showing you different techniques which you can use to create one yourself. You will find us in the Kennixton barn. You can see more information about the night and buy tickets HERE
Fabulous wedding in the Vale of Glamorgan countryside where Tamsin and Dusty tied the knot. Beautiful images by Silverbirch photography
In the middle of a very busy wedding season I was approached by BBC Radio Wales Country Focus to have a little talk about growing cut flowers.. I have to say I was nervous, but it is definitely easier to talk to a microphone than to a camera:) Have a listen..... Enjoy! . BBC RADIO WALES from Daffodils to Lavender
We had some really hot weather and as the result the flowers are growing abundantly. This little video was captured by Claire from Oh So Curious, from one of our flower arranging workshops. Thank you everybody for coming, I hope it inspired you to create something beautiful for your home.
Stuck for an idea what to give your mum for Mother's Day? What about your very own creation?! Find a cute vintage china tea cup, watch the tutorial for inspiration and have a look in your garden...there will definitely be something interesting to cut ! Don't be scared! Have a go! :)
What you need:
Vintage china tea cup
Piece of a chicken wire
Florist tac- either A-tac or Oasis Fix
Water ( I know it seems obvious :)
Cut flower material:
What you looking for: Interesting textures, small buds, flowering shrubs and a few bigger blooms like Daffodils or Hellebore
Foliage: Any interesting stuff takes your fancy. I used Eucalyptus, Sage, Pussy willow and silver foliage I don't know the name of...you could try Rosemary, Box, Ivy, Viburnum, Hebe...
The 1st March is nearly upon us...Time to celebrate St. Davids Day! Create a lovely table arrangement using the national flower of Wales and foliage from your garden.
What you need:
20-30 stems of Daffodils depending on the size of the flower heads and your container
6-7 stems of foliage- Ivy, Rhododendron, Azalea
Nice twigs- Hazel, Hawthorn..any you like
Colourful wool, string or thread
It's that easy :)
Hello! I was thinking about Valentines Day and how it is such a tricky time to actually use British grown flowers... Lets have something which could inspire you to create a personal gift for Valentines Day using flowers and foliage available at this time of the year. What about a fabulous scented herbal heart? I imagine the Herbalist creating elixirs for love.. using magic potions and lots of herbs.. I picked some herbs from the field, Rosemary, Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender foliage and had some cuttings from autumn of scented Geraniums.
Suitable for all genders, colours, ages ...actually I am lying it would be over 3 year old I imagine..when you get the concept of scissors being for cutting and not for eating..
Cardboard - cut a heart shape from the cardboard. My one was about 4 inches in the widest point
Cut foliage- herbs, rosemary, sage, lavender, chive for chefs and garlic if you don’t want vampires at home..
Thread- any colour you like, metallic will look good, the normal dress making thread you can buy in sewing shops
Needle-to finish your heart you thread the end onto the needle and then sew it in to secure it
Piece of string
Piece of wire- to create a needle like object to assist the threading of string through the heart ( well explained on the video!)
Patience , courage and nimble fingers :)
Hello, my name is Eva. I am a trained florist and after years working in florist shops, I decided to grow my own flowers without any chemicals or air miles.