Bringing joy and beauty to Barnet

Sunflower surrounded by Spring Flowers was lovely to deliver to Barnet’s Contact Centre

I created this Afternoon Tea arrangement in honour of International Women’s Day for the reception of Goodwin Court. The reactions from staff and residents was pure delight.

I love the forsythia in this arrangement the bright yellow flowers brighten up a miserable January day.

This afternoon whilst organizing a floristry activity at Friend in Need, East Barnet I was privileged to hear members reminisce about Birds of Paradise (Strelitzia) growing wild in their native countries of Barbados and Sri Lanka.

January is a slow month in terms of flowers in the Supermarkets. Holland closes down for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year so it takes time for the floristry business to get going.

Betty was a fantastic help this afternoon helping make home made fabric baubles for the wreath at Apthorp Court. It is incredibly hot in the home and artificial wreaths are the only things that will survive until Christmas.

I really am in the Christmas spirit I’d forgotten how good arrangements look with glitter.

I love the colours in this arrangement - someone described it as autumn in a bowl.

A gold arrangement this morning

I love the colours in this design - phalaenopsis orchids and lilies

Hard to believe that these flowers were all destined for landfill until the Flower Bank steps in.

Thank you Morrisons for the gorgeous peach roses and gerberas I picked up this morning. It was a pleasure to use ornithogalum in this arrangement.

Yesterday I had great fun with Tilly and Joyce creating this wreath for their day centre Friend in Need in East Barnet. The baubles were from the North London Hospice shop in New Barnet.

It’s hard to believe with this arrangement that it’s not summer.

We had great fun making this basket for Halloween. Everyone loved putting glitter on the flowers.

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