Celebrating the return of cow parsley to our hedges & an international delivery...

Just in case anyone hadn't noticed we seem to be in the full swing of Spring down here in Cornwall.  The tunnel of brown branches that frame the roads to the farm are slowly turning a zingy green and the first of the bluebells are out.  

Hedges are now packed with frothy cow parley which is hard to resist for the snipper handy floral designers.  But a note of caution - never strip our hedges bear please and mind the stems that are close to dog height....you've been warned! 

Condition your cow parsley by standing the stems in water in a cool place over night.

 

  seasonal bouquet with cow parsley by The Garden Gate Flower Company

seasonal bouquet with cow parsley by The Garden Gate Flower Company

Combining our hedgerow forage with all our own organic flowers like tulips, rannunclus, narcissi and geums.  In soft yellows and apricot corals the cow parsley is the perfect partner.

And what better way to show of these seasonal blooms than with this stunning pure silk ribbon from Silk & Willow all dyed with natural ingredients - the hardest part was choosing what not to buy from our American friend!

 

  Silk ribbon by Silk & Willow, bouquet by The Garden Gate Flower Company  

Silk ribbon by Silk & Willow, bouquet by The Garden Gate Flower Company  

 

  The last few narcissi...

The last few narcissi...

All of these photos were shot in one of our old barns, which has now been dubbed the 'photo barn'.  All our workshop attendees get the opportunity to play with different back drops for their creations.  This one is painted using Nature Paint a Cornish paint company with a beautiful range of colours.  If you would like to learn how to create a floral hand tie pop over to our workshops page for up and coming classes.  

 

  nature paint boards for photography back drops

nature paint boards for photography back drops