June 8, 2013

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


My week


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‘.

The panel comprised of Sasha Wilkins (Founder of Liberty London Girl and LLG Media), Wendy Tan White (Co-Founder and CEO of Moonfruit) and Tamara Heber-Percy (Co-Founder of Mr & Mrs Smith).


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.

Then, in the evening, I returned to Guildford Cathedral for a MyWaitrose evening at the Flower Gala with Paula Pryke and Shane Connolly.

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.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona, Red Magazine/Charlotte Medlicott, Flickr/27307412@N07)

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