Summer brings out the love of Flora in me


I don't know if it's lighter evenings, walks in the countryside or seasonal flowers - but I love filling my house with flowers at the moment. Everyone loves flowers (apart from some serious hayfever sufferers), but I love flowers. One of my first jobs as a teenager was working in the floristry department of Waitrose. I made bouquets, learnt how to look after flowers and started a life long interest in floristry. It has always been my 'back up job' after being a designer. And yes, if I won the lottery, I would open up my own flower shop.

So, in the spirit of summer, I wanted to show you some of the beautiful flowers I've found on my walks and some arrangements I've put together from my garden. Roses and peonies are my favourite (can you tell?)...