Weekend of Flowers

This weekend I went to the Spirit of Spring fair.  I attended a Jubilee floral arrangement class run by Wendy Black, The Dorchester’s resident florist and sponsored by the Flower Council, a Dutch body promoting and inspiring with plants and flowers.  My usual process of flower arranging involves filling a vase with water and adding flowers. I’m guessing I’m not alone…  I’m feeling rather proud of myself as they turned out really well, and were so fragrant.  I gave my Jubilee bouquet to my mother.

On Sunday, I found myself strolling around Sheen Garden centre.  If you have some outdoor space, I highly recommend you visit as they stock an array of beautiful, seasonal plants and flowers.  Divided into sections of herbs, fragrant flowers, vegetables, trees and every form of greenery you can again.  A real South-West London treat!


  1. Aggie 23 May 2012 / 04:21

    There is nothing more delightful than to be surrounded by flowers! Is that your arrangement in the first photo? Love the colours!

    PS: New lens, or have you figured out how to play with depth of field? 😉

    • Not Just Another Milla 1 June 2012 / 15:27

      I figured it out! I don’t think I should buy another lens until I know how to use the two I already have!

      Yes, that’s my arrangement. Pretty good for a beginner, right?

  2. classiq 24 May 2012 / 12:13

    I would very much like to attend a floral arrangement class and to learn a little about the flower language too. Beautiful bouquet, Milla!

    • Not Just Another Milla 4 June 2012 / 16:06

      Thank you Ada. It was a little overwhelming as the class went so quickly. I picked up some good tips and now feel more confident about making my own little bouquets at home. I will definitely attend another one to build on my skills.

  3. audrey 25 May 2012 / 20:56

    Hello Milla,

    Is this your first bouquet, well you did a great job here, and so sweet of you to give this to your mother!
    And i love to stroll around at a garden centre! the last time i was there, i forgot my camera, but i buy some lovely plants for my balcony.


    • Not Just Another Milla 4 June 2012 / 16:17

      Hello Audrey, yes this is my first bouquet. I’m really proud of it!

      Oh, you should take some pics of your balcony.

      Have a great evening!

  4. Cam 29 May 2012 / 17:20

    wow, what beautiful arrangement and color combinations..love it! x

    • Not Just Another Milla 1 June 2012 / 16:53

      Danke Cam!

  5. Cinz 29 May 2012 / 17:24

    Gorgeous flowers! The purple color is so vibrant! How come there are some clementines (or kuam quats) too???

    Sweet of you to give the flowers to your mom but honestly, moms deserve it i say!!!:D

    I always wanted to attend a flower arranging class but for some reason have not yet done it. I like how you take different classes Milla, like cooking and now flowers!!!!?!?!?!? it’s sooo inspiring!!!!


    • Not Just Another Milla 1 June 2012 / 16:48

      Thanks Cinz. I’m at that point in my life where I want to experience everything. It’s now or never!

      Thanks – very happy with my first attempt.

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