Bringing joy and beauty to Haringey

On Tuesday October 9th I took part in Haringey’s People’s Day organised by the amazing Councillor and Deputy Mayor Sheila Peacock- it was an honour to be part of such a great showcase of voluntary groups in Haringey.

At today’s session we picked purple chrysanthemums that are growing in the garden at Pulford Road and we were able to use them in our design for Priscilla Wakefield House.

Saturday 16 September was a glorious day at Lordship Rec. It’s a real pleasure to see the entries for the show and I’m absolutely delighted to be part of it. I ran a plastic bottle gardening programme and the children and adults really loved bed it

So thrilled to be finally able to use flowers grown in our garden in N15 in an arrangement.

This wedding arrangement was created by a novice to The Flower Bank but he was thrilled with the result.

Just one of the many arrangements created from the gorgeous donation of flowers from Sue Arran

I had forgotten how much I love alliums - the purple flower head contrasts beautifully with the yellow chrysanthemums.

We had some lovely hydrangeas which we thought would be great to make the football from.

We tried to create a Jules Rimet trophy and England football.

I thought it would be whimsical to give our arrangements a World Cup theme at our Friday session. Everyone enjoyed creating these designs.

For the past 3 sessions I’ve been fortunate enough to have the same 2 young people. They’ve really taken to floristry which I’m delighted about. This week they both made frames from Midilino sticks and chicken wire and then made the flower arrangements.

At last week’s session we made a family of dogs from Chrysanthemums and Carnations. Mine was the worst - the 2 young people really loved their designs.

Everyone had wedding fever this weekend which made creating this design for Haringey’s Registry Office more symbolic.

Thanks to Aldi & Morrisons for the wonderful lilies that I was able to mix together.

I love the colors in this bowl