It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post but I thought I would kick off the new growing season by sharing a recent simple spring table centrepiece design and share some of my flowery plans for 2022.
I put together this long table centrepiece very quickly – it would be perfect for a rectangular table but can be easily adapted to other shapes depending on the container you have. Happily, once you have finished with the arrangement you can then plant out the plants into your garden to enjoy for years to come.
My starting point for this was a leftover piece of gutter which I sprayed to mimic a copper finish. I have done similar with long zinc troughs and planters along with large ceramic serving bowls for round tables. Spring plants and bulbs were simply planted into this, holes filled with compost and the surface covered with moss. You can also insert glass jars or ramekins in between plants – fill these with balls of chicken wire (to support stems) and water – these can be filled with cut flowers and covered with moss to disguise. If you want to go dramatic branches of blossom can be a lovely addition at this time of the year too. A lovely and practical addition can also be slim birch branches to support tall and wiggly stems and give and added level of movement and interest.
If you would like to see me demonstrating a similar arrangement, I will be at the Spring Market on 7th April, 6.30-9.30pm, at the Ebdon Arms. It promises to be a lovely event with 12 stalls, all local independent contributors offering their own unique items.
Other flowery dates for your diary:
27th March - Mother’s Day
I’ll be offering fresh cut flowers, flower subscriptions and dried everlasting flowers – pre-orders will be live on the website by this evening.
15th April – Easter
Fresh cut flowers and ‘Grow your own cut flower’ kits, gift sets of 9cm plants (some of my favourite varieties) ready to plant out in your garden for summer cut flowers – these will be limited in availability so pre-orders are essential.
5th-7th August - The Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend
A big celebration of flower farming across the UK. I will be opening to the public, details to be confirmed but there will be beautiful flowers and there will be cake!
I’ll also be offering Sweet pea and Dahlia ‘Pick Your Own’ days – dates TBC but newsletter subscribers will be the first to know!