More Dahlias from Petersham Nurseries – a lot of floristry going on ….

A little indulgent, this, so many photos from this series of floral arrangements created by our talented florist Noriko Choy with excellent support from Jane Scott Flowers. This was the day after the actual event (a wedding at Petersham Nurseries), so not in situ, but still looking fine. I thought it would make a good…

Autumn floristry. Intensity dialled up …

My very talented colleagues Amanda Brame and Noriko Choy worked for two days to create the floral displays for a party this past week and I took rather a lot of photographs of their work and works. The pieces - table decorations and large centre-pieces - had to contain sunflowers, make a stunning autumnal display…

Getting Horticultural for the month ahead … and a little tour of Petersham Nurseries

I wrote this (longer) piece for the Petersham Nurseries blog (abridged) and it would be a shame not to recycle it here! "You know that we are passionate about horticulture here at Petersham Nurseries, with new plants coming in every week now and plenty of activity in the gardens and glasshouses. Here are just a…

Flowers for a Friday….

I hope that Thomas Bloom won't mind my hijacking these floral displays for my own delight and edification - and yours - but I am very taken with them. Keen-eyed viewers will have seen some of the individual items in my photo-reports from recent trips to Wisley and Kew and indeed, these flowers are all…

A whole lot of floristry going on…

First, something deceptively simple and then something properly simple - a classier take on the jam jar in fact! In the large display, there's a haze punctuated by borage and poppy, crocosmia, ammi majus, veronicastrum, leucanthemum - anthemis too I think - echinops, sanguisorba and ... Lovely.