One of the things we’re proud of at The Real Flower Company is that each and every one of our bouquets is lovingly hand arranged by one of our highly skilled florists rather than being thrown together on a production line. Here are two of our team who together have more than twenty years of experience in floristry. Carrie, on the left, is a dab hand at sewing and is currently planning the garden of her dreams. Liv, on the right, keeps chickens, loves gardening and chose to get married in autumn because she adores deep red and hot pink tones.
With the end of term fast approaching, our team has curated a unique ‘thank you’ gift selection that includes our new 100% British kilner jar bouquet trio. Filled with three British flower posies that form perfect individual gifts for a teacher and teaching assistants, the jar makes a lovely keepsake and ensures that the flowers won’t wilt in a hot classroom before being carried safely home.
Keep Your Roses Blooming
If you’re growing roses this year then they will have finished their main flush of flowers. Our flower farmer Rosebie says: “Keep dead heading them and feed them with a slow-release fertiliser to encourage new growth. If they are struggling with fungal problems such as rust or mildew, give them a fortnightly boost of a foliage feed such as Uncle Tom’s.”
Now is a great time to pick grasses – their fabulous seed heads add grace to any arrangement. You can hang them in bunches to dry so you can enjoy them through the winter months – simply remove any foliage from the main stems, tie the base and hang in a cool, dry place for at least two weeks. Discover more tips for drying flowers here.
Finding the right florist and choosing the perfect flowers for your wedding can involve a long journey. We want to simplify the process of choosing wedding flowers by launching a new ‘ready-to-wear’ bouquet collection. The collection was designed by our head florist Jay Archer, who has created flowers for more than 600 weddings and events.
Flowers from our Farm
We’re in the middle of a flush of English roses and their scent greets you as you come along the lane towards the farm. Veronicastrum are coming into their own and our sweet peas are still glorious. This month Rosebie suggests “removing the tendrils and tying the new growth onto supports”. Our dahlias are also coming along nicely and this is a good time to tie them on to supporting stakes if you are growing your own.