May 3, 2013

Four Day Intensive Course at the Paula Pryke Flower School : Part 5

I hope you enjoyed Part 4 yesterday of my day at florist Paula Pryke‘s Four Day Intensive Course in London.

This is my final blog post where Anita, Paula’s colleague, demonstrated how to make a floral design in a customised container.

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She took at plastic bowl, into which she’d secured chicken wire, and stuck double-sided sticky tape around the outside.

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Then she attached heather on to the sticky surface around the bowl.

Once she’d finished, she wrapped pink cord around the whole design, checked for any gaps in the heather and trimmed the bottom off the stems.

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Into the chicken wire, she arranged variegated pittosporum and berried ivy, followed by pale pink hyacinths, white tulips and Paperwhite narcissi.

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Then she added pink roses and gypsophila, plus burgundy ranunculus.

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Here’s a close-up of the finished design…

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Last, but not least, I couldn’t resist also capturing this pretty floral arrangement which I spotted in Paula’s flat at lunchtime.

Isn’t it just wonderful? Bursting with purple clematis, astrantia, lisianthus, eryngiums and roses…

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So, I hope you’ve enjoyed my insight last week and this week into a day at Paula’s Flower School.

Here are links to all the other blog posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

And don’t forget…if you’d like to attend Paula’s next course, it starts on June 11th. You can also see her designs at the Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala from June 6th-8th.

In the meantime, if you’d like to keep up-to-date with Paula’s news, she’s on Twitter and Facebook.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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