Dreaming Of Summer Weddings & Wild Flower Meadows

July 2020 And Our Flowers Are Growing Rapidly In The Warm Damp

My thought over this 2020 summer is that weddings have felt a bit like wild flower meadows. A rare and beautiful sight. Many marriages have needed to be postponed for obvious reasons. 

We continue to create our wild garden style florals though. Sending bouquets with our flowers conveying messages of love has been a truly uplifting thing to do.

Our virtual classes have continued too. They have reached up and down the country and beyond our shores as an accessible way for us to share the seasonal ingredients that have inspired us to keep creating.

At the heart of our floral business still is sustainability. That is what inspires us to grow even when the summer sun seems to have disappeared in the misty July rain falling on our Cheshire canalside cutting garden.

But that rain is what makes our flowers grow, the ones that we have been nurturing and growing this year, and that we will continue to nurture and grow for next year. Contact us if you were planning to get married in 2020, or even planning a 2021 wedding. Our hope is that our scented seasonal and sustainable flowers inspire you and provide joy at the time of your wedding.

Also, come and say hello on  Instagram where we post regularly.

2020 Flower classes

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Beautiful British everlasting dried autumn wreath
Saturday 10th October 2020 10am and 2pm
Village Hall, Church Minshull CW5 6DY

Everlasting Dried Autumn Wreath Class

Create a everlasting dried wreath using only British grown ingredients on this Autumn wreath class. This creative flower workshop makes a thoughtful gift....

Natural sustainable Christmas wreath
28th and 29th November 2020 at 10am and 2pm
Village Hall, Church Minshull CW5 6DY

Natural Sustainable Christmas Wreath Class

Create a natural sustainable Christmas wreath using British grown ingredients on this sustainable christmas wreath class. This class makes a lovely gift....

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I create romantic wedding florals using my unique seasonal flowers and foliage grown in our canalside cutting garden.

My wild garden style floral designs include utterly bespoke bouquets, uniquely different flower crowns, beautiful buttonholes and fabulous floral installations for weddings in Cheshire and the surrounding counties.

I am aware that your wedding is a special moment that celebrates your life and love. It can also signal your unique style and aesthetic and be as special in other important ways too. Perhaps you want your wedding flowers to be as lovely to the environment as they are to look at? If so, then I'd love to be right there with you as your wedding floral partner. Enquire to book your consultation.

British flowers are key to my wild garden style floral design for both aesthetic and environmental reasons.

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Iam an artisan florist growing British flowers with a design studio and cutting garden nestled beside a historic canal in rural Cheshire.

If sustainability is important to you, if it matters that your flowers are as lovely to the environment as they are to look at, then I am a kindred spirit.

Get in touch to discuss your wedding or event. You can also be inspired and learn what informs my original designs by attending one of my 2020 flower classes - have a look at the full programme on the site. 

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I am feeling a little wild this Friday morning..
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This small wild garden style bouquet that is.
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With sweetpeas, Nigella, scabiosa, their seed pods, lysimachia beaujolais and grass from our paddock she’s a floral miniature marvel. Beautiful but not exuberant or overstated, this one would make an ideal bridesmaid bouquet -
complementing but not upstaging her bride whom she is there to support on the latter’s special day.
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Given these unique times and curtailed attendee numbers limitations at weddings, I realise bridesmaids may be rather thin on the ground at the moment - so let’s give them a shoutout and big flowery hug today.
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Which supporters and background helpers would you call out this Friday?
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Looking for Trevor…..or the dahlia formerly known as David Howard……
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There is the perpetual question of labelling for dahlias. The dahlia label is a thing of myth and legend. You need the label to be sturdy enough to see out the summer, then sufficiently robust to be readable by the end of the winter…
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More often than not, there is disappointment at either or both ends of the season. Surely, I can hear you cry, not at the end of summer when you can still see the flowers? Well, let me tell you, dear floral readers, I won’t have been first or only flower grower to loose sight of any variety in a swift frost, in Cheshire or otherwise.
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And the reason we call David Howard dahlias Trevor? After the British actor Trevor Howard of course, the one who stars in my all time favourite film, Brief encounter.
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Do tell, what is your all time best dahlia labelling plan?…..for my own future sanity even. By the way, for those who follow me - over on stories today are some top tips for growing and drying alchemilla mollis. Pop over and have a peek.
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Some floral inspiration for the start of the working week…..
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In my previous role, there was always a push back for us to have resilience. That word keeps returning to my mind now. Truthfully, I used to think it was just another way for my global employer to keep us all going. Now, I think of it as a gift.
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Finding purpose can be tricky. Taking time to look after yourself, including enough sleep and rest, well, that’s challenging sometimes but can be done. Responding to change and things out of your control. Now you are getting to the heart of it and the things I find difficult……
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The flowers in our cutting garden are having to be their resilient best as the weather changes but somehow they keep going and are always ready to present their best face to us. They are a reminder to me to do the same.
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So I made this bouquet yesterday with the things in my garden, played and experimented, evolved my art - in a word practiced what could be called my floral resilience. By the way, those of you following me can see and hear about how I made this bouquet over on my Instagram Stories.
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What source are you getting your floral resilience from today?
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I made a flower crown at my virtual class on Friday…..
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This is a picture of another one though, with my favourite everlasting dried flowers. As you know, dear floral readers, I am fond of making the odd floral crown, but even fonder of wearing them. I defy anyone to not feel immediately better with a dried flower crown like this one on their head.
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I confess that headwear indecision is an issue in this floral home. The constant dilemma is what to wear on my head on any day, being quite partial to the odd hat as you know….
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As you can imaging, there’s the odd bunch of sustainable dried flowers hanging up at the wharf at the moment. Always experimenting with my botanicals , I am looking to find new dried floral ingredients to create, yes you’ve guessed it, flower crowns.
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What flowers are you drying this year?
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Its Saturday, its August and Summer is back...
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Sadly, as we heard on the news yesterday, life is not quite back.
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Many who had set their hearts on a wedding with 30 close friends and relatives or those who had hoped to celebrate Eid in these parts in the North West of England, are disappointed.
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Funnily enough I went out on a rare trip to Taporley yesterday morning, to pick up from lovely vessels from Carol @caroltheatticroom. It was a nice warm day and the village was extraordinarily busy and so well.. normal. It all felt a bit surreal like I was an not there but observing a scene from maybe that eternity ago that was last summer. Two old blokes side by side passed close to me chatting animatedly as I swerved to avoid bumping into them, a gaggle of kids swept noisily down the middle of the pavement. Then I spotted a movement in a reflection of the shop window - a strange lady unlike anyone else I had seen in those few minutes wearing a mask.
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It was me.
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I got home and had a cup of tea like I always do when I feel sad. I've woken up this morning and the sun is still shining. I'm going out to pick some sweet peas now to take to my friend Val who has kept us going throughout all these last months with our fruit and veg. Its Market Day in Nantwich. Our masks lie waiting beside the bag door ready with the shopping bags as we dust ourselves off psychologically and prepare to engage in this new normal world again today. Oh and the dahlias are going for it now in the cutting garden.
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What are you up to this first August Saturday?
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I am constantly experimenting with using dried flowers in wreaths and other floral things……
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This dried flower wreath is made from the helichrysum grown in our cut flower garden and dried in our wharf last year. At last! An advantage to living in a draughty house……..
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What flowers are you growing for drying this year?
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It is all about timing your run but mostly I am cutting our garden gathered flowers in the rain......
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........and then the sun comes out! The day someone designs a coat that avoids water running down your arm or is long enough in the right places to avoid a damp derrière without tripping over, that is going to be a good day.
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Have you been cutting flowers in the rain?
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I wasn’t the only one busy #inmygardentoday
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Yesterday actually as its tipping down as I post this.... Anyway, as I sat down on our little patio area to have my morning cup of tea I could see out of the corner of my eye that there was a hive of activity amongst the alliums.
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These bees, solitary bees who you may know don’t in fact live in a hive or are the subject of a monarch (queen) , flitted from stem to stem hard at work doing their pollinating thing. And it got me thinking that without these little creatures, working diligently pollinating my plants, I wouldn’t have my cutting garden.
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So today, shoutout on my grid to my little friends the bees - nature’s gift of an indispensable partner in horticulture. Do you have many pollinators in your garden right now?
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The dahlia’s on our kitchen table are making it look like a cafe…….
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……not that I have visited any cafes although there’s quite a few cafe au lait dahlias safely socially distanced at the top end of the paddock. As you’d imagine, they are getting quite large, and rather too big for their boots.
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We do love them though, even though their front facing heavy flowers can be the trickiest of things to arrange, and their huge heads are marvellous homes for earwigs. Our trick is to use upturned jam jars stuffed with newspaper tempt the earwigs away from the flowers.
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Have you got any socially distanced diva’s in your flower garden?
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This Friday morning’s floral thought……
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..is what my ex US boss, a spirited woman I might add, used to say to me on a fairly regular basis, all with a glint in her eye….
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“Proceed until apprehended”
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I took her advise then, and have continued to practise her guidance. So, alongside this bouquet of flowers, all grown here in the Cheshire rain and soil, together with a rather long list of things to do in our cutting garden, we are proceeding until apprehended….
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What are you proceeding with this floral Friday?
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A bouncing brides bouquet
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July and summer is here in our Cheshire cutting garden but brides bouquets, well, they have become a rare thing.
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I miss seeing our #bridesbouquet bouncing in the arms of their joyful brides as they dance down the aisle.
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Our garden inspired floristry is our creative hope, alongside the hope of creating joyful bouquets for brides. What's your hope this July?
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