Isn’t it a small world? Ten years ago, I started working as a Saturday girl in The White Orchid, a florist shop in Esher. Now based in Weybridge, it was the venue for the first leg of Selina Lake’s Outdoor Living Book Tour, which started last weekend. I went along on Saturday afternoon and had such a lovely time, making a flower pom-pom in a workshop led by Selina and catching up with Nicole. The White Orchid, as well as selling flowers and plants, also sell wonderful home and garden accessories.… Read more
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s five blog posts featuring the winning gardens at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012.
Today, it’s the turn of the Romance & Roses Marquee at the show.
Earlier in the year, you may remember that I featured an interview with Weybridge-based florist Nicole Liew of The White Orchid.
Well, Nicole exhibited at this year’s show and she also did a flower arranging demonstration on Tuesday afternoon.
The stunning bouquet above is what she created and below are images of it being made. … Read more
Today, I’m delighted to feature an interview with the very talented florist Nicole Liew who owns The White Orchid in Weybridge.
Some of you may remember that a few years ago I used to work for Nicole when she had her shop in Esher, right when I was first starting to learn all about the world of floristry.
Could you tell us what prompted you to become a florist?
Some years ago, I did a course with Jane Packer during one of my summer holidays from work because I was planting up a garden at home and wanted to know all about flowers and plants.… Read more
Today, I’d like to share with you some images of a beautiful arrangement made by the very talented florist, Nicole Liew. Nicole has a wonderful shop called The White Orchid in Weybridge, Surrey.
Back in 2005, I started as a Saturday girl in Nicole’s shop when she was based in Esher.
I learnt SO much from her, from spiralling my hand-tieds the opposite way to convention, to combining colours and textures, and recognising the benefit of having certain processes for tasks, which had to be repeated on a regular basis. … Read more