It’s been another busy week! Here’s what I’ve been up to…
Last Saturday, I was invited to attend a course run by Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers. You may remember that I featured an interview with Georgie last year.
The course was called ‘Growing cut flowers in town gardens’…and what a wonderful way to spend a Saturday!
To be honest, I’ve never been very successful growing flowers from seed and it’s something I’d love to be able to master. So Georgie’s course was perfect for me…
Over four hours, Georgie gave us lots of wonderful advice, hints and tips, covering everything from when to plant your seeds and what to plant them in, to recipes for special teas to help them grow.
We also planted up five pots of seeds and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll germinate soon!
This is a picture of a beautiful arrangement which Georgie had made using flowers and foliage which she’d grown on her farm (apart from the widow irises which were from Cornwall).
On Monday morning, very early, I went to New Covent Garden Flower Market to take photos and talk to the traders for my monthly Flower Market Report.
There were so many stunning spring flowers there…tulips in lots of different varieties and colours, anemones, narcissi, ranunculus and muscari (pictured below).
Tuesday & Wednesday
Mainly stay-at-home days, writing blog posts and guest blog posts, editing images, dealing with emails and using social media.
On Thursday evening, I attended an event by Dutch flowers, plants and sundries wholesaler FleuraMetz at St Martin’s Lane Hotel in London.
Wrote blog posts, spent a little bit of time on social media and went for a lovely long lunch with friends…
Blog posts this week on Flowerona
My blog posts this week on Flowerona were :
- Selina Lake’s Pretty Pastel Style – Book Launch & Fair
- Floral-inspired homeware from Anthropologie
- Interview with Loreen Hospodar of Reenie Rose
- Floristry demo by the Jane Packer team at the Country Living Fair : Part 1
- Floristry demo by the Jane Packer team at the Country Living Fair : Part 2
- Interview with florist Nancy Teasley of Oak & the Owl
The most popular blog post this week was the ‘Floristry demo by the Jane Packer team at the Country Living Fair : Part 1‘.
Guest blog posts
Garlic & Sapphire
On Sarah Raven’s blog, Garlic & Sapphire, I featured ‘Mimosa…a splash of yellow in your garden’.
On the Heart Home blog, I featured ‘Floral-inspired artwork from Bertie & Jack‘.
So, I hope you have a lovely Saturday. I’ll be back tomorrow with lots of flowery links.
P.S. UK readers…don’t forget that the clocks go forward an hour tonight for the start of British Summer Time.