Flower and Foilage Farm

A Creative and Floral Easter


I took a little time this Easter to play with my own flowers and get a bit creative. I used to spend hours flower arraging as a teen using anything and and everthing. I made the table arrangements when my parents had a dinner party, (the only time they would buy me flowers!) and if I had not sutdied Landscape Architecture I would have gone down this route. Well now I am growing the flowers and I hope the foilage for the floral industry in the UK and in fact anyone who wants to buy directly from me.

This arrangement uses hedgerow harvested branches decorated with lichen to create a framework in which I have sat little jars to take the flowers. All very eco! In the jars are mainly natives, (and this will be a theme of mine) including my Fritillaries and Lamiums with the lovely Narcissus Barrette Browning. There is a little bit of Periwinkle and some early Mock Orange leaves.  Light and airy and the wild look I love!

🌿My daffodils after a late start are now blooming and have been sold in many local shops.  Now Cheerfullness it out too! The wee little flowers, the delcious sent. I just love them!

🥀 When the light shines through the head of nodding Snakeshead Fritilary they are stunning. They do not last as long in the vase as a the narcissus but if you want something special and not yellow these chaps are for you.

🌿Lamium, or the dead nettle is a suprising winner. This is a stem that complements bolder flowers but brings with it the delciate white ‘slippers’ that circle the stem. A native its being visited by all the bees out on the wing now. So like the Snakeshead Fritillaries I grow it for  you and for the bees and I never pick all of the plant