Christmas TAble Decoration December 2016

In this informal workshop we created our own unique arrangement using reclaimed slate, rose hips, roses and myrtle. We had a go with some floristry techniques and materials such as using floral frogs, oasis foam and decorative wire.  The morning was helped along with cups of tea and coffee as well as delicious cake and scones from local Honeystreet Cafe. All the arrangements going home were beautiful and each one different:  all set to add some Christmas flower power at home!



During this workshop everyone brought along their own jug and learned some tips and tricks for arranging so that they could go home and recreate their ideas. We were able to use beautiful locally grown flowers from Gwen at Perfect Posies near Devizes including dahlias, sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula and roses. As usual there was coffee and tea on tap along with fantastic carrot cake from The Honeystreet cafe. Take a look at the photos and admire!


We had great fun with our first Pink and Rose forage before this autumnal workshop using pumpkins and local seasonal materials. Techniques included using bio-degradable foam and thinking about form ...oh and highly skilled cutting and scooping! Honey Street cafe provided delicious pumpkin pie to add to our autumn vibe. Participants really enjoyed the vegetable - container idea and went home to eye up the contents of the fridge! Here's a few photos to show you the idea...



Beautiful British tulips in a simple glass cube made a stunning arrangement in this workshop - just a few stems and some clever tricks! Using two containers (one of the clever tricks) means you can change the look and style of this arrangement with your choice of material such as perlite, moss, lentils.... easter eggs? Lots of tea and coffee as usual with some yummy cake from Beehive Bakery helped us on our way to fun and relaxing morning.

Marlborough summer school 2018

It was great to be part of Marlborough College Summer School running a version of our 'Beautiful Flowers for the Home' course - I led two courses firstly in week one and then in week four. We took an informal journey through the elements and principles of British floristry (less boring than it sounds!) and looked at a new technique and created a different arrangement each afternoon. Many thanks to my friend Strizz of who joined the group on one afternoon.

Take a look at some of the photos from the Summer School classes of 2018!