Courses this year:
GROWING FOLIAGE FOR FLORISTRY:
The 2022 dates for this very popular course are:
September 10th, 13th & 17th
To book, please contact me by email and i’ll put you on the waiting list.
The course will cover the kinds of foliage florists want, what plants to grow & how to grow them, maintenance and pruning, some propagating techniques, conditioning, pricing, presenting foliage for sale, weed control and ground cover planting, optimum spacing for harvesting, and demo on using foliage to take the lead role in floral arrangements.
I will be providing hand-outs of recommended plants and varieties, local s.w. plant suppliers, and optimum times for taking cuttings. We will look at some special, unusual favourites & how long you can expect to wait before they are ready to harvest. We will spend time walking around the site looking at the many different varieties of foliage being trialled, and discuss the details of when to cut what, whilst keeping an eye on how to also have good stems for future years.
With all this info, the course – costing £95 – is great value for money.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and learning more about the foliage aspect of farming. Such an amazing location and beautiful barn. I came away really excited about the future of growing more foliage and feel your course covered many of the questions that I had. The handouts are proving most useful albeit my shopping list is getting longer!’ Marney, Chetterwood Flowers, September 2021
‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for Saturday’s foliage course. I had such a lovely morning and have learnt so much from you. It was great to meet you and see your amazing field… it was so helpful to see what you have done and how you’ve planted out your space. You were so generous with your knowledge and i’m very grateful for all the advice you gave and also for the plant lists, which add to my never ending shopping list!’ Helen, Home Hill Flowers, September 2021
TABLE CENTRES COURSE at WERNOG WOOD in North Wales:
June 25th – all day
£90 (including £30 of fresh flowers)
I have been invited to run a course in creating a floral tablescape at Wernog Wood crafts & retreat centre in North Wales.
If you would like to join us, we will make table centre arrangements for a special event using freshly cut and locally sourced flowers with additional wild flowers & foliage that you have gathered from a walk around their woodland. The walk will be followed by a demonstration in the workshop, of how to make a variety of table centre arrangements, including a hanging arrangement for a special event. You will use your own favourite vase as well as fully biodegradable natural materials (maybe a bit of fishing line) moss & string to get creative, making the most of scent, colour, texture & form. At the end of the day you’ll go home with something beautiful, natural, creative and totally unique to you. It is the subtlety of the seed heads, tiny flowers & colours of the seasonal British flora that inspire the end result…
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING:
£45 for a morning from 10am – 1pm. All materials supplied, tea & coffee, gorgeous flowers & foliage, seed-heads, berries, feathers, gorgeousness from the hedgerows.