Summer Blooms - Tales from The Cutting Garden
This week is British Flowers Week and with our cutting garden in full swing we’re celebrating the joys of using British blooms. Last year we had a fantastic crop of dahlias, cosmos, astrantia, roses and sweet peas. This year we have doubled our crop and added some gorgeous new varieties.
As mentioned in an earlier post there has been somewhat of a British flower revolution that has taken place over the past few years and is now fully fledged with flower farms well established across the country. The British flower industry is going through exciting times and it’s now possible to source a wonderful range of flowers and foliages.
Whenever possible using our own allows us to create special seasonal arrangements with unusual varieties and the freshest ingredients to hand. Designing purely seasonal event or wedding flowers takes a relaxed stance and requires a certain amount of flexibility. Just as the seasons vary year on year so does the crop, but going completely seasonal has wonderful results, and if you’re happy to be flexible then you benefit from beautifully natural arrangements which truly encapsulates the atmosphere of the season.
Below is a series of photos taken of one of our bouquets (created last year) which contains all British-grown ingredients, most grown in our cutting garden. With its heady perfumes and bright colours it really sings out summer.