British Flowers

British flower growers are enjoying a real renaissance and many new flower farms are starting up all over the country.   Their delightful flowers are my first choice when it comes to selecting flowers for weddings and workshops and I am proud to have been accepted to the British Flower collective – a group of enthusiastic growers and florists who are dedicated to supporting seasonal and locally grown flowers and foliage.


I am also totally committed to not using floral foam and select alternative mechanics to display my flowers – from old-fashioned floral pin holders to recycled jam jars and more contemporary glass test tubes.  For those who are unaware, floral foam is massively used in the floral industry but it is not biodegradable, reusable, recyclable nor, in my opinion, necessary.  It scares me to think of the discarded foam mountain that exists  – just think of all those funeral tributes in church yards and you have an idea of the problem!  I have a large supply of pretty bottles and containers  for you to choose from for your flowers so you do not need to spend time sourcing these yourself.


Wherever possible I encourage the use of British grown flowers because they are fresh, natural and simply put –  ‘grown not flown’.   I endeavour to use British flowers as much as I can however, I have to be realistic because sometimes the flowers a client is looking for are simply not available but the range of varieties is growing all the time.    I also enjoy growing some of my own flowers at home in Cuckfield.  I always feel rather proud to include flowers that I have grown myself!   The picture below is of my wild flower border from last year.  Keep an eye on my blog for news of this years’ crop – from Sweet Peas, Ammi and  Nigella to viburnum opulus and Alchemila Mollis!