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British Flower Week (part II)

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I must apologise this blog was started last week and then time ran away. I was also having problems downloading the pictures I wanted to include.

17th to 21st June

Well I have really enjoyed this week and being involved in British flower week. The shop looked fabulous full of summer flowers and bees have enjoyed it too. On Monday I took a trip over to Stockport to see a flowery friend that I met at the Flowers for the Farm North West meeting back in March. She was very good and let me cut a few delights from her allotment. I made this pretty brides bouquet as a sample for one of my brides and to put on the website.

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The bouquet included cornflowers, camomile, old fashioned stocks, white dianthus, flowering sage, fennel, mint, buttercups and other delightful seasonal flowers.

On Wednesday I travelled down south and was amazed by the wild flowers on the road side verges. They were full of oxeye daisy’s and cow parsley that must have been 7 ft tall.  On Thursday morning I fought the commuters into London and visited The New Covent Garden Flower Market. I have never been and always imagined it to be amazing, full of specialist wholesalers and unusual plant and flower varieties.

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The range of British flowers was very encouraging for eco-florists like me.


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And to finish……..the breakfast went down a treat!


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It was an experience and I’m glad I’ve been, but sometimes fantasy beats reality.

Cheers Nik  

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