I was cutting with the bats fluttering around me the night before to take the best of my canalside cutting garden to Tatton, inspired in part by the dry weather but also influenced by my floral heroine Constance Spry, pioneer of using her own home grown garden materials.
I also sourced some beautiful british flowers from Usk Valley Roses in nearby mid-Wales to use as a focal flower in my demonstration floral bouquet.
In demonstrating to the audience the art of arranging flowers wild garden style, I created three arrangements including a wreath of dried grasses. This latter creation illustrated one of my 5Fs - following the seasons. The wreath in fact acknowledged this particular unusual season with a look and feel almost more autumn harvest than midsummer. But dear readers, that is what I am seeing out of my window when I look at my cutting garden right now.
Arranging flowers wild garden style at the RHS Tatton Flower Show was an absolute privilege and I would sincerely like to thank the RHS for giving me the opportunity to do so.
I will be attending RHS Tatton for most of the rest of the event (which finishes on Sunday 22nd July) so if your are at the show, pop along to the Flower School tent where you will find me in the Flowers From The Farm (FFTF) space, alongside other fellow FFTF North West members, running workshops.
It was an absolute privilege to indulge my passion for arranging flowers wild garden style by talking and demonstrating at the RHS Tatton Flower Show.
Come along and make a flower crown, buttonhole or jam jar posy and I will see you there!
If you are interested, you can review some of my wild garden style wedding flowers ideas.
I hope my wild garden style floristry ethos resonates with you. If you want to embrace your wild romantic side and would like to discuss your forthcoming wedding or event then I'd be delighted to hear from you.
More of my flower arranging work can also be viewed on my floral design portfolio.
A 19th century historic wharf and Cheshire canalside cutting garden is the inspiration for our wild garden style ethos. I root my floral design in every precious fleeting seasonal moment, growing and creating only ever with local seasonal scented British flowers.
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.
We share our artisan florals in our live online virtual flower classes, and with our flowers, create bouquets and undertake a few intimate Cheshire weddings a year.