Be inspired by the Seasons
I strongly believe that flowers need to not only reflect the person they are designed for, but also the season at that time. To achieve this, I have some fantastic relationships with a number of flower suppliers; from Fred at the Dutch auctions, to a handful of passionate local flower farms nestled in the Dorset countryside. As well as flower farms specialising in scented roses and herbs, through to Cornish Narcissi throughout the country.
Throughout the year I will always look to use British flowers where possible, from fresh Herbs, Tulips to English Roses and locally grown Sweet Peas. I also gather and forage items into many of my designs giving arrangements that unique feel to them.
With the help of 'Martha' and her enthusiasm for digging holes, I am also continuing to developing my own cutting garden, filled of the more unsual stems and colour varieties - enabling me to add unique stems to my designs, right on my door step. So I try hard to ease the flow or imported flowers and support British flower farmers where possible.
Along with the above I am proud that all our green waste is composted and I am avid about recycling. It is a great feeling knowing that our green waste is put back into the chain of mother nature.