March and April 2015-2017

MARCH AND APRIL 2015-2017

March and April are the months when the gloriously coloured and sweet scented wallflowers come into flower. These undervalued flowers are a great addition to any spring garden and very good cutting flowers as they are strong stemmed and have a good vase life.

The gloriously coloured and sweet scented wallflowers

The gloriously coloured and sweet scented wallflowers

Spring Mixed Daffodils

Spring Mixed Daffodils

The jug with the blue rim and the little blue flowers pictured below is one of my favourites and perfect for the spring flowers that I picked this sunny April afternoon.   As the jug is quite wide, and in order to achieve the light and airy effect that I prefer, I made a grid over the top of the jug using clear pot tape 12mm width, in the same way that you would make an apple lattice flan, as shown below.  Make sure your chosen container is clean and fill three quarters full with fresh clean tap water.  Having given my freshly cut flowers a good drink in a bucket of water I set about getting the shape of the arrangement.

Step One - making a grid

Step One – making a grid

Step Two - Getting the basic shape

Step Two – Getting the basic shape

Continue to add more flowers,  working the stems carefully into the jug in between the pot tape grid and the other flower stems. Constantly turn the container round to ensure an even distribution, that you don’t end up with more flowers on one side and less on the other.

The more flowers you add - the easier it gets!

The more flowers you add – the easier it gets!

And finally! A jug full of beautiful spring flowers!

And finally! A jug full of beautiful spring flowers!