Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Film Premiere for The Knot

Quince at The Mayfair Hotel

Snowberries, Amaranthus and Miscanthus have an arched and drooping habit which is perfect for mantles!

Any excuse to use Crab apples!

Cake top waiting for the cupcakes!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Part of an installation at Kings Cross to celebrate a 10th Wedding anniversary!

Part of an installation of Birch trees with Gyp balls

Hydrangeas just get better and better. So strong and long lasting!

There is definetely a Gyp revival coming on!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Dahlias at Angelsey Abbey in Cambridge
So Inspiring!
One of my top ten flowers!

The size and scale of properly staked Dahlias !

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Flower design class at sea with flower screen printing with Hannah McVicar

Unloading the flowers on board with Nora and Allen, the on-board florists and guest floral designer Sybil Slvester.

 The flower fridge in which keeps the flowers at the perfect temperature to last for the voyage.

Workshop time! Corsage, Buttonhole or wrist corsage creations.

One guest made a decoration for everyone in her family.

 Lavender and Rosemary Basket filled with cottage garden favourites and herbs

 This late summer handtied with Achillea, Bergamot, Carthamus, Amaranthus, Astranita, Dianthus 'Green Trick', Viburnum berries and Dahlias is arranged in coffee beans!

Diplocyclos Palmatus is the wonderful vine we use for arrangement in Nobu's restaurant on board. They last so well in contract flowers.

 My signature birthday cake was for a guest order. Cube vases are so versatile and with a liner you can adapt them in so many ways. Here a dome of Avalanche roses has been arranged with sand and minature seashells.

Flower screen prints with the illustrator Hannah McVicar