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Caring for your flowers

To get the best vase life out of your flowers, follow these simple tips

For a handtied bouquet or handtied posy

  • Unwrap your flowers as soon as you can. Snip the string or raffia tying the bouquet
  • The material wrapping your bouquet is recyclable (or in some cases, reusable)
  • Take a clean vase or container and fill with clean cool water
  • Add flower food to the water if it has been provided with your bouquet (note that I don’t always provide flower food as some bouquets last just as well without it!)
  • Recut each stem at a sharp angle (so that the stem finishes in a sharp point) taking off a few cm’s with clean scissors or strong secateurs for woody stems.
  • Make sure there are no leaves submerged under the waterline. You can snip these off with scissors.
  • Arrange the stems in the vase to your liking
  • Display the vase out of direct sunlight and away from sources of heat
  • Display away from the fruit bowl as fruit gives off a gas which speeds up the decaying process
  • Keep out of draughts
  • Every other day, take out the flowers, clean the vase and add fresh cool water, recut the stems by a few more cm’s and replace in the vase
  • Remove any stems that are fading as these will speed up the decay of the remaining stems.
  • Never mix new flowers with older stems
  • Vase life depends on the type of flowers and how well you care for them
  • When your flowers have finished, discard them in your compost or household waste
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‘Pocket garden’ buttonhole tutorial

Hello again, and welcome to my series of floral design tutorials. This one is for a modern take on a traditional buttonhole, designed to sit inside the breast pocket of a gentleman’s jacket. Easy to wear and just a little bit different, this design is perfect for a garden wedding or even a day at the races.

To make one of these ‘pocket gardens’, you will need –

  • Quality thick cardboard
  • Broad hessian or other natural ribbon
  • Floral glue
  • Florists scissors or snips
  • Ruler and pen
  • Cocktail or kebab sticks
  • Selection of well-conditioned flowers, foliage and seed heads
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Micro-wedding price guide

For brides and grooms who decide to go ahead with their wedding celebrations on a smaller scale due to Covid-19, I have created a special flower package. Just because you’re scaling back your party, doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful flowers.

All micro-wedding packages include a 10% off voucher for those parties when you can finally get together and catch up with everyone who couldn’t make it to your mini wedding celebration

You can use your voucher for any event flowers (any venue including your own home/garden) with a minimum spend of £100 booked within 18 months of your micro-wedding (only available for local delivery).

Give me a call if you’d like more information about the offer or if you’d like to check my availability for your wedding date.

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2021 Wedding Price Guide

Please feel free to download my 2021/2022 Wedding Price Guide.

Please bear in mind that it isn’t possible to give a full quote without a consultation. The overall cost of your wedding flowers is dependent on the style you choose, the type of flowers and foliage you want and the location and date of the wedding.

If you are working to a budget, I can help to select flowers and styles that will be both beautiful and affordable.

Please get in touch to check my availability for your date and to arrange a consultation (by zoom currently in order to comply with COVID-19 rules).