Little Norfolk Flower is run by seasonal design florist Lucy Grant who works here on the North Norfolk coast. She is always proud to support British growers and sources most of her flowers from British suppliers, including primarily from local Norfolk flower farmer Carol Page, as well as growing most of her own foliages.
With September now in full swing, many people think that life for British flowers is beginning to wind down but in fact, it’s just a changing landscape which offers so much colour and texture after the heat of the summer.
Lucy says. ‘September is such a fab month for weddings. We are working with buckets full of a wide variety of flos for all our September weddings which include, amongst others hydrangea and dahlia which are just so on trend at the moment. There is such a wide and rich variety of colours and shapes of dahlias from magenta pom-poms to the voluptuous pink Café au Lait. It’s the name of British dahlias which just get me every time – from Ballerina Bracken, Moonlight Sonata, Grammas Lemon Pie and Wizard of Oz to Karma Serena and Taratahi Ruby!’.
She continues, ‘We are still working with British phlox, the smell of these is just amazing and all my brides, and me!, love these, as well as the willowy persicaria, snap dragon, cleome, anemone, asters and stunning pink and white cosmos which just always does its own thing. This weekend we even included a few beautiful stems of the magenta Chocolate Cosmos from Bramble Flowers in the bridal bouq. and groom’s boutonniere. They were stunning and the groom especially loved his bout.!’
Late September and October also offer a plethora of berries which are stunning additions to any floristry designs. The rubus in the green (unripened blackberry), black privet, viburnum berry and sloe as well as the glossy white berries of the dogwood and muted orange of the whitebeam and hips and haws all look stunning and are often used in bouqs. and boutonnieres as well as in other designs. In terms of seed heads, alliums, nigella and teasel and even unharvested linseed (if you can beat the combine to it!) are all stunning from September onwards and add texture and movement to any floristry creation and are so great collected up and stored carefully for Christmas.
Further details about wedding and other floristry, including hen parties, from Lucy at Little Norfolk Flower on 07946 640933 or http://www.littlenorfolkflower.co.uk or why not follow on insta, twitter or facebook.