Flowerona Reflects: galas & glasses
Another week where I feel very fortunate to be involved in the flower industry…
And as you’ll read on, you’ll discover that a lot of my time has been spent at the Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala…
I was up bright and early to go to New Covent Garden Flower Market. There I took photos and talked to the traders for this month’s Product Profile Report.
After a brief stop back at home, I then travelled to Guildford Cathedral to start preparing my floral design for the Flower Gala.
Some of my flowers, which were being supplied by Southeast Flowers, were there. So, I conditioned the peonies, in the hope that they would start to open up the following day.
Back at home, I wrote the next day’s blog post and caught up on urgent emails.
By 9am on Tuesday, I was back at Guildford Cathedral and the rest of my flowers and foliage had arrived. So, I set to work making my design.
I’ll show you images and details of how I created it next week on Flowerona.
In the evening, I went to an event organised by Red Magazine called ‘Futureproof your career‘.
Topics discussed included the digital world and all it encompasses, mobile phones, social media (such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), blogging and Google Glass.
I’m so pleased that I went…it was lovely to meet other women who are running their own businesses and I picked up lots of hints and tips from the panel.
In the morning, I edited images, wrote blog posts, dealt with emails and used social media.
Then, in the evening, I went to the Preview Evening for the Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala.
Thursday morning was spent in the office.
Then, in the afternoon, I went back to Guildford to attend Robbie Honey‘s inspirational floristry demo at the Flower Gala…which I’ve also blogged about.
Friday was very much a stay-at-home day…trying to make in-roads into my emails (!) and writing blog posts.
Blog posts this week on Flowerona
My blog posts this week on Flowerona were :
- Beautiful floral backdrop by Rebecca Louise Law at Clifton Nurseries
- Ten fabulous floral frocks from Coast…
- Interview with Rachel Attwell, founder of Luella’s Boudoir
- Win tickets to Rona Wheeldon in conversation with Shane Connolly…
- Interview with Sue Cottingham of Living UK, the UK agent for Serax
- Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala – Preview Evening
- Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala – Floristry Demo by Robbie Honey : Part 1
- Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala – Floristry Demo by Robbie Honey : Part 2
The most popular blog post this week was ‘Stock – a wonderfully fragrant flower’.
Guest blog posts
New Covent Garden Flower Market
On the New Covent Garden Flower Market blog, I wrote and compiled their Flower Market Report for June.
Garlic & Sapphire
On Sarah Raven’s blog Garlic & Sapphire, I featured ‘Peonies…stunning blousy blooms’.
So, I hope you have a lovely Saturday. I’ll be back tomorrow with Flowerona Links.