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Bespoke bouquet: how best to order

It can be daunting knowing what to order. You need a hand-tied arrangement as a gift for a loved one - what to choose? I hope these suggestions will give you some clarity about what to order bearing in mind my ethos and my styling. Firtly, know that I work seasonally. This means that if you would like red roses on Valentines Day, you will be disappointed. British roses are not in bloom in February; they are available from late May onwards. I will be suggesting other flo

Bloom basics: how to care for your first flower design from me

I love a seasonal vase. So often, they come packaged in plastic wrap. Not mine! My seasonal British flowers come to you, straight from the garden or from growers, in a jar of water, and packaged in either brown paper, or an eco-friendly wrap. They will have been conditioned and well hydrated. Remove all the packaging, and take the flowers out of the jar, but keep them tied to preserve the bouquet shape, unless you want a more free-style, loose design. Recut the stems on th