I have just discovered this post I drafted but failed to publish back in June, pressures of work and all that ! However it is relevant especially as I have been able to make a few arrangements from my own grown flowers more of which I plan to grow next year. So here it is along with my contribution, the first image is helped by the lovely Splash Sensation rose but a lot is home grown:
‘June is such a lovely month for our native flowers and for the last 2 years New Covent Garden Flower Market have promoted and celebrated our treasures by having British Flowers Week. It has ‘grown’ year on year and now involves florists, growers, the public, the media as well as it’s original trade only participants. The coverage is huge on social media and in the press with wonderful designs from florists all using British flowers and foliage. I have always been a fan of our beautiful home grown blooms but in previous years not always found them readily available but the number of growers are increasing often on a very local scale but with the help of Flowers from the Farm hopefully there will be a much more ‘joined up’ network’.