The young people are becoming more confident with colour and shape and experimenting. It’s amazing what they can produce after just 2 sessions.

On Wednesday I spent an hour or so with residents at the Meadows - although all the residents have dementia we were able to produce this lovely Christmas design.

I had forgotten how much I loved the low coffee table design. There’s something about the geometry of this design which make it looks so good.

For someone who knew nothing about Flowers the young person this morning understood repetition and colour very quickly. He was a great student and enjoyed himself in the end.

Betty was a fantastic help this afternoon helping make home made fabric baubles for the wreath at Apthorp Court. It is incredibly hot in the home and artificial wreaths are the only things that will survive until Christmas.

I was asked by Community Barnet to talk about The Flower Bank at their AGM on Tuesday 5 December. I made this arrangement to show people what can be done with rescued flowers.

I really am in the Christmas spirit I’d forgotten how good arrangements look with glitter.

The young person who worked on this design has got a great eye for colour and shape.

This final design was a joint effort by both young people - their collaboration was well received by its recipient Lady Sarah Cohen House.