How to make the perfect bouquet using flowers from your garden

How to make the perfect bouquet using flowers from your garden

So, you've learnt to make sourdough starter, banana bread x 100, mix your own cocktails and win at every Zoom quiz night.  Your next challenge? Nailing the art of flower arranging like a pro.

If you’re lucky enough to be working from home, whether that’s in a city or in the country, and want to fill your working space with some beautiful flowers, where better to look than your own garden or nearby woodland? A sunny spring has given us an abundance of blossoming beauties - so time to take advantage of it and create a dreamy DIY bouquet.

If that seems a little daunting - not all of us are natural florists - luckily for us society-favourite florist Lucy Vail is coming to the rescue.

This week Lucy and her team were supposed to be showcasing a giant floral ceiling installation at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show but since the main event is cancelled and running online instead, they’ve created a helpful how-to video sharing all their insider tips for putting together your own arrangements using whatever foliage you have around you.

From what to pick (cow parsley is a big YES) and what vases to use, to stem cutting and how to get a natural, whimsical finish (it’s all about the branch criss cross), the award-winning florist shares everything you need to get foraging.

If you don’t have a big country garden to cut your way around, Lucy Vail Floristry are also making it super easy by launching DIY bloom buckets, bringing the British countryside to your doorstep. Each bucket is full of British-gown blooms and foliage from producers all over the country, each sent with a simple guide to help you arrange them perfectly.

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