|Amanda Austin Flowers, on King's Road, Chelsea|
This weekend, I spent a wonderful Saturday at Amanda Austin Flowers with friends and bloggers (including Briony from A Girl, A Style and Monica from The Elgin Avenue) making the most beautiful arrangements.
|Amanda, showing us how it's done|
|Adding the finishing touches to mine|
|With my finished arrangement - I couldn't believe I'd made it myself...!|
Useful facts I also learnt on the day:
- Waitrose have the best flower buyer and the best quality supermarket flowers.
- Sainsbury's freeze their flowers to make them last, so you're best to buy seasonal flowers from there - as they will be fresher and last longer.
- Always cut the stem of the flowers as it gives the stems more space to drink the liquid. If they have a thick, woody stem also slit the bottom in half.
- You're meant to change the water for flowers every 2 days. If you buy Aquapac flowers and they didn't make it in front of you, change the water as soon as you get home as it will have bacteria in the bag.
|Proud face! I later gave these to my mum, who was over the moon (makes a change to my usual Lidl offerings!)|
Thanks so much, Amanda - I will definitely be back!