Today, on our weekly visit to Newtimber Place garden, we were discussing how fast the scenery changes in the garden, particularly at this time of year. The cherry blossom was stunningly beautiful but gone after just a couple of weeks. We saw it twice. Luckily this was followed by the apple blossom and shortly the Philadelphus will be flowering. All these wonderful flowering trees and shrubs in our gardens and yet we tend to stick with bought flowers for our homes. Many of which have been flown in from faraway lands.
Let’s rejoice in our Spring Summer Autumn and Winter and bring our gardens into the home! Let these seasons pervade our houses in vases to try and eek out every moment of their beauty and scent whilst wandering from room to room.
The very lovely and creative Floral Artist, Beata Burke, and I have decided to bring you some ideas for a seasonal arrangement, picked directly from the garden. Many of you won’t have access to all the choice we have here at Newtimber, but you may be surprised to have some of the plants and at least find some inspiration from our choices…
Here is Bea gathering the goodies. All you need is a sharp pair of secateurs and half a bucket of water.
She also picked some Honey suckle, blossoming Crab apple and cow parsley
The Grand Finale
Bea’s business ethos is to use British grown seasonal plants in her designs. To see more of Beata’s work you can visit her website… www.botanikafloral.co.uk
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