Georgie from Common Farm Flowers has been at it again…author of ‘The Flower Farmer’s Year’ has returned with another belter…this time aimed at those poor, lost souls intent on getting wed. The average cost for wedding flowers runs at between £1500 and £2000. Georgie’s book encourages folk to bring a more personal element to their ‘special day’ (shudder) by growing their own wedding flowers….whilst saving a few bob at the same time.
Right…first off the bat…this book isn’t aimed at me. I am terrified of brides and point blank refuse to produce flowers for weddings. I’ll do funeral flowers until they’re coming out of my ears…I LOVE a good funeral but weddings…no…not for me thanks. This of course means Georgie’s book comes as a Godsend as I can now simply send wedding punters in its direction via my seedy emporium.
Inside, readers will find information on:
- Planning, growing, cutting and conditioning your flowers
- Spring, summer, autumn and winter weddings
- Flower craft for special occasions, including buttonholes, bouquets, centrepieces, garlands and flower crowns.
Georgie’s previous book ‘The Flower Farmer’s Year’, certainly has more information on how to go about the business of growing flowers for cutting. Whereas ‘Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers’ has a good deal carefully set aside to demonstrate how to go about the floristry aspect of the caper.
I have heard on the flowery grapevine that Common Farm Flowers do fifty weddings a year…yes fifty…so I expect she knows what she’s on about. It certainly seems so…and the book is written in Georgie’s clear, concise and witty style which is as informative as it is entertaining.
Interestingly there is a forward written by a lady called Sarah Raven…I’m sure that you, much like myself aren’t familiar with this name….so…to get you up to speed I did some Googling and discovered that Mrs Raven grows some flowers behind the old closed down Pound Shop on the Littlehampton ringroad.
Should you buy this book? Well of course you should. There are only a handful of books worth buying on the subject of growing and cutting flowers and this is one of them…AND I get a mention in at as being the best flower seed provider in the whole wide world…(perhaps not word for word.)
‘Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers’ is out today…you can get yourself a slice of the floral action by clicking over to ‘Green Books’.