Its several weeks now since Anna and I joined forces to bring another of our workshops to flower lovers of Kent. After the downpours during our flower crown workshop in the height of summer, our autumn day in field was wall to wall sunshine.
With the gloomy weather set in for the approach of winter it’s been a real pleasure to look back at the colourful photographs of our day.
We started with a cuppa on the patio, overlooking Anna’s private garden – and had a great view of her Oast house cowl being repaired. We walked with Anna across the orchards. Buckets and clippers in hand we foraged for all sorts of interesting greenery and seed heads.
We were even joined by Anna’s lovely Labrador – and later the newest addition to the family, a lovely puppy. Anna picked apples from the trees for us to taste and then we circled the edge of Perry Woods to the most amazing view point.
Anna went back ahead of us and we took a shortcut through the orchards back to the farm. Here we picked from her flower plot. While the flowers were set in buckets of water to drink, we headed back to the house for our lunch. Anna is a great cook and inspired by her pear and blue cheese tart, I served up a rather tasty lunch at home the following week!
In the afternoon I was delighted to be able to take our classroom out to the cutting patch– this really was a day for fields and foraging. While we huddled in the stables out of the rain in August, this time it was almost too hot …
As you can see from these photos some stunning arrangements were created. It was lovely to get a note from Sarah a few days later saying “your workshop proved a real inspiration for me … it was all very satisfying!”
Pssst …. don’t forget to book onto the Christmas door wreath workshops that Anna and I have planned for 28 November, 2 and 3 December – check my event pages for details or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you signed up to my newsletter? As a thank you I’ll enter you into a competition to win a flower arranging workshop (worth £350) – if you’d like to be in with a chance you’ll need to add your name to my list by midnight Sunday 13 December 2015 (signing up is a two-step process, so don’t forget to complete the subscription process by clicking on the confirmation email you’ll receive). The winner will be picked at random and notified by email by Sunday 20 December 2015. Use this link to sign up
Dates for your diary
Starting on Tuesday 17 November a three week class in Canterbury – Christmas flowers
A one day class on Saturday 21 November Ashford – make a hand tied bouquet
Starting on Tuesday 24 November a three week class in Deal – flowers for Christmas
Until next time, happy flowers!
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