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Events

Courses this year:

Growing foliage for floristry:

Having had a smash-hit successful first year of the foliage-growing course, I will be fixing dates for 2022 very soon. 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 £90 – is great value for money.

Testimonials:

‘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

Christmas wreath-making:

27th November – a few places left on this DRIED FLOWER WREATH MAKING course.

4th December (FULL)

11th December (FULL).

£40 for a morning from 10am – 12 midday. All materials provided supplied: tea & coffee, gorgeous foliage, seed-heads, berries, feathers, gorgeousness from the hedgerows. Wrap up warm!