I'm so looking forward to welcoming you to two new workshops added recently to Eventbrite: The first is a late summer bouquet styling workshop in early September*, and later, in October, an Autumn Wreath workshop. Both are at Samlesbury Hall. *No longer available. In each, we will use our time slowly and intuitively to create something beautiful; either hand-tied bouquets or circles of autumnal hedgerows for your doors. Both workshops gift you some time for yourself, and the

Summer Styling workshop

British flowers are at their peak in summertime, and dressing your table, whether indoors or outdoors is an absolute delight. Please join me at Samlesbury Hall on Sunday, 17 July 2022 from 10:30am, for a morning of wellbeing as we create summer bowls of beautiful British blooms for the wild remedy that they bring. The joy of mindful creativity with the scents of the season will lift you, and we'll do this together as we embrace the best of British flowers. I will show you ho

Workshops at Samlesbury Hall

Finding time … February has been a difficult month on a number of levels. For my sanity, I need to plan forward, so, as we head towards March, I’m releasing the first of my workshop dates @samlesburyhall I’m inviting you to join me on Sunday 15 May, from 10.30am - 12.30pm, as we create bouquets of beautiful, seasonal British flowers for our hearts and minds. It will be a chance to find some peace, as we’ll design mindfully and intuitively, at a slow, thoughtful pace; it will

Popping up - April to October

I'm delighted to tell you about my flowery pop ups at Samlesbury Hall from Spring. On the second Sunday of every month, starting in April, I'll be selling British seasonal flowers from either the coffee lounge in the main Hall, or, if the weather is mild, from the courtyard opposite Dottie's Wafflery. You'll find me and my flowers there each afternoon from 12 noon until 2.30pm, or until sell out. It will be lovely to see you, and I can't wait to share some beautiful, locally

Seasonal Plans

Oh, the joy of making plans! I''m popping up this coming year to sell some glorious British flowers at Samlesbury Hall, on Preston New Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UP on the second Sunday of every month from the start of the British growing season, April, through to the end, October. The dates are: Sunday 10 April 2022 Sunday 8 May 2022 Sunday 12 June 2022 Sunday 10 July 2022 Sunday 14 August 2022 Sunday 11 September 2022 Sunday 9 October 2022 If the weather is good, you'll find me


How is it almost mid January already?! This mild winter (so far) is making me want to move fast forward to Spring, but we must be patient. I can see there are stirrings in the garden; bulbs planted last year are starting to show, and there is a hint of fresh green tips to most flowering shrubs already. From the start of Spring, there will once more be seasonal flowers. Tulips, Ranuculus, Narcissi and Sweet William are some of my favourites. The Butterfly Ranuculus, shown i

Popping Up ...

I'm delighted to be part of the Christmas Fair held at Samlesbury Hall this year. It skipped a year, due to our least favourite C word but its back again for our the only C word we need to read! Christmas will soon be upon us. It's time to consider what you might buy, and which local businesses you might support. Small businesses have taken such a hit over the last 18 months. I've seen several, close by to me, stop trading and close their doors when they were unable to diver

Thank you British Flowers

Yesterday, 20 June 2021, at the close of British Flowers Week, I was in the delightful location of Samlesbury Hall, with British flowers for sale. It was a wonderful day, spent chatting to people who were visiting about British flowers and why you should choose them over imported flowers. There was also talk of seasonality, respectful foraging, but mostly about the joy of bringing British and garden flowers into our homes. There were bouquets for sale, and thank you to the l

Where nature mends us ...

I'm both thankful, and delighted, to have the opportunity to collaborate with @samlesburyhall in the development of their #therapeuticgarden for 2021 and beyond. Flowers and gardening for wellness have been my passion, and this space will fulfil the need that we all have to be outdoors in nature, and breathe in the stillness and the feel good. Plans are underway for a beautiful space with #socialprescribing at the heart of the garden. Mindfully .... It will be a place to sit,

Finding Comfort and Joy

SOLD OUT I'm delighted to tell you that I have 4 seasonal workshops planned in collaboration with Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UP. You can find details of the workshops, in early December, on Eventbrite, and the link is here: Mindful of Government guidelines, the workshop numbers are limited to allow for current rules on social distancing. Additionally, th