I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of my visit to the Christmas Preview event at New Covent Garden Flower Market featuring Simon Lycett which I posted last week.
Today, it’s the turn of former Interflora World Champion and 2011 winner of an RHS Chelsea Gold Medal, David Denyer.
David created six designs and my favourite was the design above which he described as his version of an Advent wreath.
He placed a sixteen inch oasis frame into a gold bowl and started off with inserting skimmia, rosemary and hydrangeas, followed by roses.
David then added beautiful pink nerines and to give a Christmas feel, pine, mini baubles and gold glitter stars…beautiful!
He also created this vertical design below using a red glass vase from C. Best, filled with oasis foam.
Contorted hazel, hypericum, magnolia foliage, euphorbia fulgens and nerines were inserted. This time to give a little Christmas sparkle, her added some glittery red baubles. It would make an ideal arrangement for corporate work.
With a vintage gold wooden wreath from C. Best, he created the table centre design below, using vanda orchid heads in test tubes, purple baubles and small pine cones.
In the centre of the wreath, he spread a layer of tiny shells, on to which he placed a white candle.
David also made another tall design using a base structure of pussy willow and ilex, as you can see below.
Deep red carnations and Green Trick sweet williams were added to the arrangement, together with Anastasia green chrysanthemums.
Below, he took a purple container filled with oasis foam and topped it with pine, hydrangeas and red dogwood with apples.
He added skimmia, burgundy carnations and cerise pink roses in groups, and pink baubles.
And how about this amazing design? He started off with a boat-shaped silver bowl, filled with oasis foam into which he inserted red dogwood, rose hips, pine, hydrangeas and then pink amaranthus.
Anthuriums in a chocolate shade were then added, followed by gorgeous purple clematis.
The design was finished off with some red glittery stars.
It was lovely to see such a talented florist at work. David started his floristry career at the age of thirteen as a Saturday boy. He now works at Lansdowne Florist in Bournemouth, where he heads up the Wedding Flowers department.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing his arrangements.
Next week, it’ll be the turn of David Ragg, so please do pop by…
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)