On the Way to a Workshop

First stop is Ted Martin's Flowers in Tisbury, so I can collect the flowers I have ordered for a workshop I am running in Bristol. In between chopping, loading and chatting, I can't resist taking some quick photos of a bouquet that is waiting in the shop ready to be delivered, and a posy of fully blown peonies and hydrangeas sitting on a side table.
One more quick stop in a village I pass through on my way to Bristol. The border lining the path to the village hall catches my eye and I have to pull over for a closer look.
This photo does not really do it justice - but if you are near the village of East Knoyle, I suggest you go and have a look for yourself.
Once I get to Bristol, I could not be made more welcome.
We make summery table arrangements and I teach the ladies to make hand-tied posies from roses, stock, larkspur and alstromeria. The day punctuated by lunch and wine in the garden, including one of the best cheesecakes I have ever tasted - I do love my life.
And how thoughtful of the ladies to be wearing colours that compliment the flowers so perfectly!
One last stop on my way home. My friend Michelle missed out on playing with flowers when we created the arrangements for the rugby club ball. I know she really wants to learn how to make a hand-tied posy. So I call in and we sit in her garden gossiping whilst she feeds me wine and nibbles and I let her loose on the flowers I have over from the workshop.
She's a natural!

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