For the dearly departed

It wasn't all weddings last week, we managed to fit in two funerals as well. For the first we were asked to create three country style pedestals, using flowers from a garden in the village. It was not the first time I had been allowed loose in the garden with my secateurs, this time I cut alliums, euphorbia, senecio, valerian, cotinus and sage. The addition of some locally grown stocks and delphiniums, gave a beautiful scent to the church.

For the second we were asked to create a cottage garden style wreath, I have never been a fan of the tight wreaths made with Xanths, and much prefer to make a mixed foliage base, always including rosemary for remembrance, into which we add seasonal flowers. A fitting tribute for a keen gardener.

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