Frequently Asked Questions

I’d love to reply to every single email I receive, but unfortunately sometimes there really aren’t enough hours in the day. So I’ve put together this FAQ page with answers to lots of questions that I’m regularly asked. Please check here first before sending me an email to make sure it’s not already been answered. Thank you!


I’m a florist and I need to make a floral chandelier for a wedding. Can you give me some advice on the best mechanics to use?

To help with this type of enquiry, I set up a Flowerona for Florists Facebook Group. There are currently over 3,000 members from all around the world and I’m sure they’ll be able to give you lots of excellent advice. If you’d like to join, simply click here when you’re signed into your personal Facebook page and click on Join Group.

I’m thinking of studying floristry. Where do your recommend?

Your choice of floristry course very much depends on your preferred floristry style, budget and location. There are many wonderful flower schools in London and the UK. You may also like to read the blog posts that I’ve written on Flowerona about floristry courses.

Where did you study floristry and which course did you do?

I studied at Southwark College in London. I started with a floristry evening class and then did a National Certificate in Floristry.

Which florists have you worked for?

My first Saturday job was at The White Orchid in Surrey. I then worked for Paula Pryke in Islington in London, as well as in her concessions in Selfridges, Liberty and Michelin House.

I’m visiting London shortly. Which florists would you recommend that I visit?

There are lots of wonderful florists in London. Here’s a link to my blog post featuring 12 florist shops to visit in London.


I would like to advertise on the Flowerona blog. Please could you tell me how it all works?

Details of the advertising options can be found on the Advertising page.


Where do you live?

I live in Esher in Surrey with my husband Matt. We’re about a 20 minute train journey from London Waterloo.

What is your favourite flower?

I have two. Ranunculus and peonies.