This year British Flowers Week is 13 to 19 June and I used gorgeous British flowers and foliages that are available at the moment to decorate milk churns and other containers. Most of the flowers were grown here at Bradley with others coming from British growers.
New Covent Garden Market founded Brtitish Flowers Week to promote the availability of British flowers. The British flowers industry is getting larger year on year with flowers and foliages primarily available from early spring to the autumn.
The flowers I grow have a “country garden” feel and are wonderful for weddings and events, but are also just perfect for other occasions too. Many have a delicious scent and are different to flowers found on the High Street.
Flowers used in the milk churns included Foxgloves; Sweet Rocket; Stocks; Iris; Cornflowers; Catmint; Trachelium; Lupins; Scabious and Persicaria.
I made a flower collar for our stag under the apple trees from scented Rosemary, Lavender, Nepeta and other beautiful foliages and flowers.
British Peonies are now available and come in a range of stunning colours and forms. Just perfect for a summer wedding.
More of my home grown flowers and foliages will be available as the season progresses and I will keep you posted.
Photography by Georgina Brewster Photography.