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.