There is a reason why British Flowers Week (19 – 25 June) is mid June. The best of the summer, bursting out of the ground and giving us its all. Fancy a dip? Come and paddle in a sea of blooms in one of the loveliest gardens in the South West. You’ll be given a bucket and snips and allowed free rein on the endless varieties of sweet peas. A neon pink was a favourite last year, not my thing, but there is something for everyone. If we’re lucky, the Forde Abbey private rose garden will provide exquisite finishing touches.
Your pickings, the best of the harvest from my own flower field, lashings of tea and scones, and you’ll be guided to produce a bountiful and beautiful hand tied bouquet. Mid Summer tied with string.