Mother’s Day Magic

What do most mothers want on Mother’s Day? (Apart from a happy family, world peace, and an end to all the Brexit bollocks!)

It’s hard to go wrong with flowers.

Fresh flowers in the house make me feel better about life. It’s the reason I started a cutting garden. But I’m often rather frustrated with my attempts to arrange what comes out of it.

But now, after yesterday, I know better. Because I had the most wonderful Mother’s Day treat, learning how to make a bouquet at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, with my daughter Hattie.

My kind of classroom!

Put simply, I learnt that the way to approach an arrangement is to make a vase with one hand, add stems at the proper angle and twist as you go.

All my own work! (With a little bit of help.)

Now, I can’t wait to get going at home.

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