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Snow followed by frost, it was all quite magical.  Gardens are now soggy and squelching towards the end of the year  – thank goodness I am on my Christmas break.

Willow, dogwood and birch have been my plants of choice for presents.   Wendy  (my upholsterer friend ) has a chair spring included within hers.

Tiny flower candles became my inspiration for this table arrangement.


I love  these curved willow arrangements, and with being inserted into florist foam, they are highly likely to take root –  what a  bonus !


Why not step into your garden and return with a handful of stems and make your own ?

I recently undertook, what I can only describe as my  most pressurized job to date,  In that I said yes to creating the flower arrangements for my friend’s wedding. They  needed to be nothing less than perfect.

As a gardener I create borders,  with  plants often  being moved to various positions over a period of years before they reach their perfect position.  This job entailed  creating perfection within a day. No pressure there  then Sal .

It  took slightly  longer than I initially  thought.  I was literally putting my secateurs and  ladders away as the wedding guests arrived for the reception.  However I was happy and so were the bride and groom.005007 011 014 015 023 018 019