About my flowers
My arrangements are very natural with both traditional and contemporary styles. I like to use unusual flowers that maybe the high street florist does not use – country garden flowers such as clematis, cornflowers, crocosmia, scented dianthus, delphiniums, phlox, larkspur, astrantia, michaelmas daisies, mimosa, hellebores, skimmia, grasses such as panicum and pennesetum… all used as their seasons dictate. Of course I can obtain a wonderful range of roses all year round in a myriad of colours and lilies, carnations, chrysanthemums, freesia and lisianthus are staples all year round. I have listed below some examples of flowers that are good used in their season.
For instance a Spring arrangement might contain daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, narcissi, mimosa or genestra or pussy willow.
Early Summer might have lilac or syringa, peonies, highly scented stocks and delphiniums and high Summer may include larkspur, phlox, sunflowers, hebe, honeysuckle, lavender…..the list goes on as we are spoilt for choice at this time.
Autumn brings the large chrysanthemums in wonderful shades of red and rusty colours, orange physalis, amaranthus, hypericum berries and seed heads such as poppies and maybe some hazel or twisted willow.
Winter is the season for amaryllis, skimmia, cornus or dogwood, ilex or holly berries and cones, eucalyptus nuts and seasonal foliages such as fir and larch.
The Woodland or Eco funeral has become popular over the last few years and I can design tributes using biodegradable trays and natural materials to compliment this type of arrangement.
I am also experienced in the massed floral tributes in the form of names or letters and pillows, cushions or crosses.
I prefer to construct the floral tributes into oasis foam as the flowers then have a water source and will last well and look fresh on the day of the funeral.