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.