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 At Wistasona taster for fierceTV
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
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.