Tuesday, 14 February 2012

February = first wedding of the year

I do so love taking a bit of the wilder countryside up to the City, Saturday saw Piper and Sam's wedding at the Barbican, and it was all a little curious the week before as we were blanketed in snow on and off! Luckily Piper only wanted pale neutral colours and whites with greens to go in the tropical conservatory and contrast with the wilder blooms in there. Happily the freeze abated long enough for me to pick non-frozen delicious paperwhites and hellebores and bundles of pretty little snowdrops outside and the tunnel was raided for a few earliest tulips and ranunculus and other narcissi to go with winter honeysuckle and lots of foliages. The cottage was full of scent as everything was brought inside to the warmth so things could open up! Happily the anticipated Friday snow stayed off so I got there OK..... Tables were covered in pewter pots and vintage glass bottles of snowdrops and hellebores with paperwhites and foliage, elsewhere I mixed whatever I had for simple but wildish vases full. Everyone seemed happy!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

july selection

And in response to the request to see what kind of wildish flowers we might have for table flowers etc in July, here are some we had earlier......

winter breaks - august sunshine

I'm feeling desperately lazy as I have just returned from another short break, this time in the snow and cold bright sunshine in Austria, I went with one of my best friends to visit a mutual friend who now has an extraordinary gallery in a prison in Austria. If you like odd, and pink, google him, Nick Treadwell.... we had a very very entertaining time but now it is rather wonderful to be back with the prospect of getting stuck in, and the first wedding of the season this coming weekend at the Barbican.

I have just been asked what flowers might be out in mid August. The easiest way to see what variety we are likely to have is to post some photos from a wedding at that time last year.... so even if they're not relevant for many of you, I hope you enjoy thinking of summer!