I need no alarm now we are in British summer time. The dawn chorus is enough to wake me. Miniature wrens with the loudest songs of all join in my daily chorus.
The duck is still hanging on in there, literally, on the 4th floor of the horse Chestnut. The expectant father is patrolling on the stretch of canal outsider our kitchen window. Nesting it appears is sometimes a perilous pastime.
Their beautiful nesting songs and the ducks have me thinking.
There’s quite a few conversations right now about sustainable flowers. Quite a few discussions on “green washing”, that activity where businesses appear to be environmentally friendly as frankly it sells more.
There is here though, in the quacks and chirping of our canalside cutting garden, a fierce heartfelt desire for authentic sustainability. I want each of my wild garden style floral designs to be at the very least reusable, if not completely biodegradable. No chemicals or wire, just eco friendly mechanics that anyone can feel happy to compost.
That’s where the idea for the nest came from. Those beautifully crafted, woven homes, places of shelter and safety for the birds that create them. Our Easter bouquets are made using that inspiration, and only locally grown British flowers.
We're an environmentally conscious local floral business rooted in our wild Cheshire canal side cut flower garden, inspiring our weddings, workshops and creative digital online classes. If sustainability matters to you, if you care that floral creations are as kind to the environment as they are beautiful, then I am a kindred spirit.
On Sale From Our TafF Collection
Everlasting Dried Flower Wreath - Torch Milddail
Everlasting Dried Flower Wreath - Alarch Gwyn
Online Floral Classes
Always, our fierce focus in our unique online classes is to share how we create our signature "Wild garden Style" floral designs using local, scented, seasonal and sustainable flowers.
In fact. we only ever use local, garden grown (in our case) British flowers. Our desire is in every class to inspire you to create your own planet friendly, environmentally conscious floral designs using ingredients that reflect your season, your flora and your locale.
Rather than a constraint, we believe creating with your own seasonal garden grown flowers encourages you to make floral art that truly embodies your own unique floral signature.
2022 is our 3rd season of live online classes. We look forward to continued conversations with sustainable floral enthusiasts from the far flung Scotland Highlands, down to Devon and Cornwall, across to Wales, and way beyond to North America, Australia, New Zealand. To hear more subscribe to our newsletter.
Online Flower Class Testimonial
I am buzzing with ideas after watching you last night. Ridiculous to say but I feel I almost know you after such a warm (virtual) welcome into your beautiful home & garden. Your classes are so inspiring.