Arranging British Flowers Wild Garden Style

Talks About Eco Floristry And British Flowers

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Talks About Eco Floristry And British Flowers

Wild Garden Style On The Road

WORDS: Kathryn Cronin
PHOTOS: Ricky Bache


Ihave been out and about over the last month speaking on subjects close to my heart like the rennaissance of british flowers, sustainable floristry and what I call the 5Fs of my wild garden style floral design.

Driving to the first engagement, to talk to floristry and horticulture students and staff at Wigan And Leigh College, I confess I was a little apprehensive. However, I need not have been nervous at all for their welcome could not have been more warm. The interest of staff and the next generation of horticulturalists and florists in eco flowers and sustainability was genuinely heartwarming and my conversations with them after I had finished speaking were inspiring. Sometimes things are unexpectedly really wonderful and this was one of those times.

My final speaking engagement for the Autumn season was at the local Wistaston Flower Club AGM. In the short video clip below, you can hear me speak about two of the five Fs of wild garden style floristry - Fragrant and Fresh. Once again I was encouraged by the engagement and the level of interest in growing and using British flowers. Thanks again Wistason ladies for the opportunity to talk to you and to Judy Gratton - specifically for inviting me.

Thrilled we're in the voting for the 2019 UK Blog Awards in the Green & Eco category.

The fierceblooms blog has been going for about 3 years now. In this section of my site, I write about my exploits and passion to grow British flowers in my canalside cutting garden with other articles and videos on how I use them in my floral designs. I am thrilled that the blog has reached the voting round of the 2019 UK Blog Awards in the primary category of Green and Eco.

May I please ask for a little bit of your time to vote for me. It would mean such a lot to me if you did - all you have to do is click a little heart next to my name - the link to the voting site is below..

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Arranging British flowers wild garden style

Arranging British Flowers Wild Garden Style At Wistason

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A short excerpt from my talk about wild garden style floristry at my local Wistaston Flower Club in October 2018.

See more tips on how to 'do the flowers' or visit my magical places on our very own video outlet here on the fierceblooms site - fierceTV

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

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About Fierceblooms

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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 flower classes . Update - 2020 FTF classes in our local village hall have been cancelled due to Covid, but get in touch with me regarding live on-line 1-2-1s.

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Wreath Making and legends……
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In Greek legend, Sisyphus was punished in Hades for his misdeeds in life by being condemned eternally to roll a heavy stone up a hill. As he neared the top, the stone rolled down again, so that his labour was everlasting and futile.
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Here in our canalside cutting garden, our seasonal Sisyphean back-breaker is lifting the leaves. There are no trees without leaves, and as we gather them on one day, so more appear the next.
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So we are embracing the season of leaf lifting, and with our wild gardeb style British sustainable flowers over for another year, it is Christmas wreaths that are occupying our time.
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What’s occupied your time today?
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A wreath for the love of some online digital distraction and discovery are this weeks deeds....
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It has been a week of discovery here at the Wharf. The wood that’s been unreachable behind the shed for over a decade? Well, it turns out that’s a lock gate. A beautiful old blue and white painted gate which leads me to the second discovery.......
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......the rubble...... quite marvellous drainage I thought when planting the bulbs this year. Well, that turns out to be the remains of a dock! No, not my favourite weed that I love to use as beautiful texture in my Christmas wreaths but an actual way in from the canal into what is now our canalside cutting garden.
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This was not greeted with enthusiasm from all quarters in the household you can imagine but I am delighted.....
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So this week while we are holding our Autumn classes via the marvellous zoom, we are launching our next digital distraction - live online Christmas classes. Digital design with a difference. You can have an actual discussion with me while I show you how you can make your very own sustainable wild garden style designs. The IT is as magical as our Wharf is revealing its nostalgic roots.
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What distraction, digital or otherwise are you planning this week?
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