For this year’s RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year competition at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the candidates aged 16-25 years were asked to design and make a floral Brazilian Carnival Headdress, in honour of the Olympics. Many congratulations to the winner, Kay Willis from Fairmile Florist in Christchurch, pictured above, and wearing her headdress!… Read more
Last December, I featured a demonstration by the very talented young florist Joe Massie at an event at New Covent Garden Flower Market.
Well, today I’m delighted to feature an interview with him, together with images of his beautiful work:
Could you tell us what prompted you to become a florist?
Honest answer? I wanted a Saturday job when I was thirteen.
I wanted my own money and I wanted independence (or at least as much as you can get aged thirteen!). … Read more
This is the fourth and last of my blog posts about my visit to the Christmas Preview event at New Covent Garden Flower Market. And today I’m featuring Joe Massie.
For three years running, Joe has won RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year…an amazing achievement for a 23 year old! He currently works at Springbank Flowers in Manchester.
My favourite design which Joe created was the one above and immediately below…a stunning arrangement of different shades of violet and burgundy blooms, nestled amongst a framework of lichen branches.… Read more