Wednesday, 6 October 2010

FlowerarrangingwithAmanda - New Blog

Hi please checkout my new website and blog

there are new features coming soon, and the new Lavender Shed (and "The Dog House) spin off hosted by myself and my loyal woof Watson(when he wants to make an appearance!) which will show you that you can recreate that arrangement you have recently seen and follow me through my trials completing my floristry course, and learning new skills which will lead up to me fulfilling my dream of becoming a demonstrator.

See you soon.


Sunday, 1 August 2010


Here is a lovely dark purple poppy growing in our garden.

Demonstrator Refresher Day

Attended a demonstrator refresher day in Solihull, met some lovely people. The teacher was Janey Hayden. A lovely lady called Janine passed onto me some historical items for me to use for my NaFAS Diploma. Here is my design and some of the others. Oh and Pat's trifle was lush.

WI auditions

I auditioned for the Northamptonshire County Federations speaker programme. I am awaiting the results, however have two confirmed bookings for next year.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Oundle Show

Well the show results are in. I got a 1st and 2 x 2nds in the flower classes, a 2nd in the vase of 6 roses and a 3rd for my marmalade cake.

Here are the flowers....

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Made in the shop today

Very pleased with what i made at work in the shop today.

Monday, 28 June 2010

A little find in our garden

We are proud and privileged that some birdies have chosen our garden to build a nest out of moss. I found it in the russian vine last night as i was pulling the vine down, it is all safe and we watched a small wren flit to and from it last night

My bbq arrangement

Using sweet williams and some gorgeous scented roses from our garden.

Wedding bouquets

Made some wedding bouquets at Moulton College, Peterborough on Saturday, didn't really like my foliage but i got the feel of it.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Gardeners World NEC

Star spotting, and making a beautiful bouquet in the floristry masterclass.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Tweeting and facebook

So have i really been clever enough to link my blog to twitter and facebook, i will find out shortly!

Monday night class

So so lovely but oh so funny, we all used grasses as per the brief and at least half the class were sneezing throughout.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

24 hours in the life of a woof

Firstly a night out at granny grandad's last night dressed for the occasion, and after so much woofing at the match a lazy sunday afternoon reading the papers and having a lager. He was so pleased to see The Hound in the Mail on Sunday today.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The diamond garden at Chelsea

Went to Chelsea yesterday and firstly me and mum won a prize each when the flower displays were raffled off in the first talking flowers demo. Thank goodness for the new taxi driver. Here is the Diamond Garden from Chelsa.

My flower stand at Holcot on Saturday

Sunday, 23 May 2010

My new handbag!

Here is what all the best dressed girls will be carrying this season, do you like my new handbag?

The week of flowers

Well been a busy week, monday class was the pedestal arrangement. Then just a few flowers from the car boot sale yesterday that i made to sell, will show you my stall just as soon as i get the picture in my email box.

The roses, well they are just divine. Blizzard roses with a beautiful scent were just simply handtied, had to keep some for me.

Then the paeonies, ranunculus and snowflake gerbera, if i could eat them i would.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Wedding workshop - moulton college peterborough

Had a thoroughly enjoyable morning at Moulton College in Peterborough in the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral. Maureen Amies was a very good teacher and a pleasure to work alongside. Here are my results.

Summer returns

Need i say more, the pink van with the jingle is back....thanks mummy..

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Kettering and District Flower Club

Last night we had our club meeting, a fab demonstrator called Bob Harris showed us his interpretation of a magic carpet ride, two of the arrangements shown are Holland and India, and there is also my entry to the competition where i came 2nd, by the way i did fill that bit of oasis you can see with some forget me nots out of the garden. A good night was had by all, and Michael as Tottenham made it into next years champions league.

The committee

The newly formed Oakley Vale WI had our first committee meeting on Tuesday, here we are.

Jonathan Moseley at Chatsworth House

Had a lovely day out with my friend Linda on Sunday we went to the Tulip Floribunda celebration at Chatsworth House. It was a very cold day but managed to walk round the gardens and after a nice bit of lunch were inspired by Jonathan Moseley's floral displays shared here with you.