I thought I’d share with you where and how I get my inspiration, it always starts with a walk, it could be down a quiet country lane or over the fields, last weekend- it was deep in a forest.
In order to create something beautiful I have to get perfectly in sync with the seasons, as we’re in autumn not only are the colours forever changing but the textures are too.
I am loving moss and lichen at the moment and both are featuring heavily in my arrangements, luckily you seem to like them to as many of you commented on my lichen covered sloe branches at my last pop-up.
As a flower farmer I’m always thinking a year ahead, gleaning inspiration from the current season and working out what I can be planting to maximise my crop & styling for this time next year.
Textures for me are just as important as beautiful colours for giving depth and detail to my designs.
This walk was not far away from me in the beautiful Ashridge forest.
We sat on logs and ate hot porridge with lots of honey and drank rich coffee whilst Purdey sat waiting patiently for a little left overs.
Right now I’m planting bulbs and corms for spring, and potting up small bulbs in beautiful vintage pots ready for Christmas.
Im also planning the rotation on my flower beds and have decided to add two new perennial beds and we’re making the herb bed even bigger, this really is when all the heavy work begins and meticulous planning is made.
As we head towards winter there will still be young plants and seedlings that need looking after, but I’m looking forward to slowing down a little and maybe if I’m lucky I’ll have time to sit down and paint, we’ll see.
Have a lovely week whatever you are up to.