Autumn Wedding at Dalduff Farm

Many months late in posting but great to be able to share this fantastic photos. This was an early August wedding but using the full colours of autumn for a rich autumnal glow. All flowers grown and arranged in Ayrshire by Mayfield Flowers as always. All photographs by Nikki Leadbetter in the beautiful venue of Dalduff Farm in Ayrshire. The …

Natural Dyeing

Having Babs from Botanical Inks run a workshop to explore natural dyeing from flowers raised a few questions I hadn’t thought on despite believing I was rooted in the soil and valued Nature. By growing flowers for the purpose of selling each stem, flowers become a commodity.  Being asked to consider the plant before cutting may result in unfulfilled orders …

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Natural Funeral Flowers

I take great pride in making natural funeral flowers, believing that flowers for a funeral service should match the ethos or outlook of the deceased. Last week was a request for flowers that would combine Tanzania and Scotland.  It turns out that crocosmia would be an ideal common link, growing wild in Tanzania and naturalised in gardens and roadsides here …