The main thing 'About Me' is that I have had a life passion for flowers of all types, colours and sizes. From the age of eight I had a garden of my own and the pleasure of sowing seeds and seeing them come up and flower gave me such a thrill. I have now had a few gardens but in the present one have given up on the seed sowing as we are plagued by snails who also experience a thrill when they see seedlings… but only as a source of food. Therefore the garden is full of well established plants and is full of colour and scent virtually the whole year round. I try to add some of these flowers to an arrangement to personalise it and make it a little special and perhaps unusual.
I don’t know anything about flowers! – this is often how conversations with Brides to Be start.
Sometimes the whole flower thing can be overwhelming and that’s where I step in, helping you to make the choice yourself without pushing you into any decision that you might regret later.
By now you’ve probably got the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses sorted already or if not, you may have a choice in mind and are now faced with deciding what flowers will go well to show off you and your friends dresses to the best advantage.
You may be surprised to find you do know what you like
My love of flowers has been for ever. It began when I was hooked by the jam jars full of flowers and twigs on the nature table at primary school. Living in the country, I was always searching for different wild flowers and things to put on my own nature table and also to press for my flower albums, with differing rates of success!
The love continued when aged approximately 8, I was allowed a bit of our garden to be my own and spent many happy hours planting seeds and cutting my 'lawn' with a pair of scissors!
I am still to be found outside most days, tending my larger garden and adding more flowers to the mix, watched by my two small dogs. The work never ends there is always something that needs to be done, but its work that gives me great pleasure.
I studied and passed the RHS and LCC exams and have taken several courses on gardening and most types of flower arranging which have been a pleasure to do. Working with flowers is one of the best types of job you could wish for.
I do like to put something from my garden in my bouquets to make them a bit different. I take great pleasure in working with people and helping to make their dream days special.
Do contact me for an informal chat