This weekend was such a treat, post Mothers Day and before the wedding season starts - a weekend off. A chance to spend time in London with friends; an invitation to a ball on Friday night was a marvellous opportunity for some dancing! The flowers on the 53 tables were a mix of goldfish bowls filled with seasonal tulips and kenyan roses, and tall trumpet vases filled with an exotic mix of palms, gerbera, and lillies.

Saturday brought a trip to Borough Market, fabulous producers and growers selling their wares direct to eager foodies. It was pleasing to see that a high percentage of the producers were all based around the Stamford area. It seems our food producers are not only excellent at what they do, but also know how to market their product. My hope is that we can do the same for our local flower growers.

The early hours of Monday morning and New Covent Garden beckons! With two large weddings this week, a chance to go mad, beautiful Narcissus for the wedding at Burghley. Camelia branches, blu curiosa roses, mimi eden spray roses and pretty ranunculus. Armed with a bacon sandwich, the journey back is always very quick. Driving upto the shop at 6am, it was wonderful to see that Jo had redone the window. White, yellow and silver is the order of the day, so fresh and stylish.

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