IN 2014, I BEGAN A CITY & GUILDS FLORISTRY, LEVEL 2 COURSE AND TWO YEARS LATER, WITH A CERTIFICATE AND A DIPLOMA UNDER MY BELT, EMBARKED ON A NEW JOURNEY AS A FREELANCE FLORIST. BASED IN SIDMOUTH, DEVON, I HAVEN’T LOOKED BACK - I AM NEVER HAPPIER THAN WHEN I HAVE A FLOWER OR THREE BETWEEN MY FINGERS!
IN 2017, I WAS FEATURED IN FIVE OF THE SIX BIMONTHLY EDITIONS OF THE REGIONAL WEDDING MAGAZINE ENTITLED “MY DEVON & CORNWALL WEDDING”.
IN 2018, "BRIDE MAGAZINE" PUBLISHED A LARGE ARTICLE ONLINE WITH PHOTOS TAKEN AT BICKLEIGH CASTLE WHERE THE MODELS ARE WEARING MY FRESH FLORAL CROWNS, CREATED ON SITE.
WILLOW PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIOS IN SIDMOUTH HAVE MY WORK ON DISPLAY CONTINUOUSLY AND MY WEDDING DESIGNS ARE AT ALL WEDDING EVENTS HELD AT SIDMOUTH HARBOUR HOTEL.
PLEASE BROWSE THE FOLLOWING PAGES WHICH INCLUDE MY CRAFT – SOMETHING I HAVE DABBLED IN FOR SEVERAL YEARS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH.
I HOPE MY WORK WILL INSPIRE YOU TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME TO CREATE SOMETHING FOR YOU.
My Weekly Missive
For a few weeks now, every time I visit the bathroom I am faced with three pots containing the bare stems of what recently were stunning poinsettias from last Christmas - vivid pink, majestic red and crinkled burgundy bracts all lopped off now - the pink ones actually featured in my rainbow wreath - the subject of last's week missive. This is all in homage to poinsettia rules which dictate they now have an enforced period of rest.
However, there is one remaining poinsettia in my home. In a sublime creamy colour I kept her back in the run up to Christmas as one branch leans forward making her top heavy and a little vulnerable. I simply cannot chop her tresses off so have taken the approach my mum adopted when she bought houseplants. I am thinking of the cost of my plant in terms of how many cut stems I could have bought for that price and for how much longer I have enjoyed my plant - so, if it dies, it will have been a bargain in any man's language.
Care of poinsettias and the journey I have taken with Devon grown ones over the last couple of years is all documented in my blog - if you have a spare few minutes and fancy a coffee break and a read, press the button below the photo (taken this morning!) for all the details.