It has been a busy few weeks but exciting too. Mothers day whizzed by in a flurry of petals and smiling Mums. My new cut flower patch is starting to produce an abundance of new flowers for me to work with and I’ve been busy building bouquets for lovely people around Cambridge.

Although the days are busy and tiring, this time of year reinforces my love (if that was ever really needed anyway!) for Gardening & Floral design. It is so lovely to be in the garden every day, to witness the daily changes of stems pushing through the surface of the soil, seeds germinating and flower petals unfurling.

I love following the whole process from start to finish, researching seeds, sowing them in the soil and caring for the fragile seedlings until they are ready to be planted outside. Then watching and waiting for the right time to harvest and finally arranging them.

Photographing them is also a pleasure, capturing their ephemeral beauty before they come to the end of their lives. I love to watch flowers age in a vase, reaching that perfect moment when they are at their peak; I think even dying flowers can look incredibly beautiful as they drop their petals and change colour as they age.

Here are some photos of flowers I’m growing in my little patch at the moment.

I’m also building a greenhouse in my back garden, but that’s a story for another day..!