Monday, 30 May 2011

More in May

Then came The Chelsea Flower Show, the pinnicale of the horticultural world and we have had the priviledge for the past 2 years to be involvedin a tiny way. We have been asked by our plant suppliers Shanks of Burwash who provide all the plants on the Capital Garden Products stand to create a an arrangement for the massive urns on the stand. They are then placed upon plinths which in the wind experienced at this years Chelsae was interesting.
It looks all the more spectacular by night so heres's a peek.

We have the chance of a quick whizz round whislt the finishing touches are happening and it's great to see the gardens in their splender, the Monaco garden was particularly stunning in the evening sun. The planting generally was a feast for the eyes with purples, plums and silver foliages in abundance. I took a snap of the Tendercare stand in the pavillion who were in collaboration with none other than Shane Connolly!

Just ignore the step ladder - work in progress!

May Maddness!

In more ways than one - I have just lost my most recent posting by the click of a button - maddening. But the real reason for the title is that we as predicted have been very busy but this is now the edited edition.

Starting with The Decorative Living Fair at Eridge on 19th May. Its' such a lovely setting and crammed with peolpe wanting to buy,we just didn't have enough sweet pea baskets. Not only did we ahve a stand but also provided flowers around the venue and in the catering marquee. There are some great scene setting photos on The Decorative Living face book page but here are a couple of mine.

Monday, 2 May 2011

All in a weekends work!

Saturday turned out to be rather busy. You can never tell what a Bank Holiday weekend will bring especially when it coinsides with a right Royal do and the tale end of the Easter hols. We had a very good customer who had forgotten to order flowers for a family party - oops! We were able to sort that one out and then get on with preparing for the 2 day wedding fair which is a bit of a tall order over a Bank Holiday but it was well worth the effort with quite a few prospective brides. Despite the Royal cream, whites and greens, which I am sure will be an even greater hit than usual, sunflowers ruled the day. As usual though we had a good mix on offer.

'The Wedding'

I doubt there is a blog in the land, or at least a florist blog, that does not mention the Royal Wedding. Wasn't it just wonderful? The dress, the fashion, the people, the weather and of course the flowers. So natural and understated but with such personal meaning and am I thankful it wasn't a massive shower that brides to be might want to replicate!

We had alittle fun in our shop window with a union jack made of flowers and a guess at the bouquet, well we got it right with lily of the valley but we put ours with white tulips and the scent was heavenly.

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