Much earlier this year I entered a competition via FFTF (Flowers From the Farm) To design a floral installation for a window in The Gallery at Strawberry Hill House for their Flower Festival. I have a background in design and thought I’d push myself outside of my comfort zone and give it a go. My design aimed to celebrate the opulence of this sumptuous gothic hall. Astonishingly I was selected as one of 5 FFTF members to take part. Fast forward to this week and it’s alarmingly close! I have been practising this week and constructing my sustainable mechanics – special thanks to my husbandRead More →

Hello flower friends, exciting news from down the garden! Gentle Blooms is launching today – 21st August 2021 a new adventure in growing and selling flowers. Those of you who know me know the level of obsession with flowers that has grown over the last few years and now I am taking the plunge and turning it into a business venture. I am starting with bouquets and will sell some weekly bunches and plants too – watch out on Facebook for first dibs on those. I am trying to be as sustainable as possible and am looking at growing more perennials and drought tolerant flowers.Read More →