I make bouquets and posies of fresh seasonal flowers from our cottage garden. I grow plants for scent as much as colour, and I select the very best for bouquets and posies.
Every bouquet is a unique snapshot of the seasonal blooms in our Frome garden.
Quince Japonica blossom, with daffodils
January display, of homegrown snapdragons and garden foliage.
Bouquet #90, with lobelia 'starship scarlet' and salvia 'hotlips.' With scented phlox and sweetpeas, crocosmia, and yarrow, nemesia and verbena.
Bouquet #69 has roses, salvia, acanthus, nemesia, and sedum flowers, with honeysuckle and hebe.
#50 'Magic Number' with clematis, roses, canterbury bells, geranium, dianthus and dogwood.
Daily bouquet #47, fresh from the garden on 30 May includes clematis 'niobe,' with roses, geranium and pelargonium, hebe and allium.
Bouquet #42 'Magnifico' with geranium magnificum, iris, roses, aquilegia, dianthus, dicentra, snapdragon, anemone, knautia macedonica, and cornus.
15 May, Living Easy, scented with sweet briar (wild rose) and the first of the true roses from the garden, with cornus, photinia, and weigela
8 May, LynneFolia, of SweetBriar, Lilac, wiegela, bleeding heart, dame rocket and photinia. Very sweetly scented.
MayDay bouquet, of Celandine Poppy, with bluebell, weigela and cornus.
'Heartbell' cut on 24 April, features dicentra 'bleeding heart' and bluebells with weigela and silver pear.
'Mathilde' 18 April. Apple blossom, with bluebells and quince.
'Red Hunter' 10 April. Bouquet of 'Red hunter' tulips, with huechera 'little cutie,' malus royalty, hellebore, and heuchera 'black beauty' foliage.
'Triumphinator' 3 April, The white tulip is called the Triumphinator, which is a great name for this celebratory bunch of spring colours.
'Brucie' bouquet, 27 Mar. Forsythia, narcissi, pear blossom, clematis tendrils, with willow catkins and stems of twisted willow.
'Equinox' bouquet, 21 Mar. Sprigs of spring blossom with quince japonica,cornus,willow and crabapple foliage and blossom.