Its not often I get to escape from the workshop, but after a very busy wedding season, Dug (my enthusiastic Spaniel) and I took a couple of days out to venture to Falmouth to visit Chip - my youngest sister.
Whilst Chip (aka Miss Paine) taught her year 6 class all about the Egyptians, it was no surprise, that by day 2, Dug and I found ourselves hanging out with Marisa (a friend and talented Cornish florist - Flowers with M) on a road trip along the A39 exploring what the local farm shops had on offer for our experimental flowery afternoon.
Duck egg blue pumpkins, local Dahlias and (first of the season) Anemones were our first purchase of the day … all British of course!
Theres nothing I love more than seeking out new materials, flowers and accessories and I could not contain my excitement when Marisa suggested we head on to visit CB Martyn Foliage - a local foliage farm in Devoran.
Before I knew it, I was on a tour around the grounds with Chippi (an employee of the company) and my goodness, it was beautiful…
Views of the glistening Restronguet Creek in the warm October sunlight could just be seen above the spectacular rows of tress containing a variety of foliage such as Eucalyptus Parvifolia, Cinerea and Gunny, Pittosporum, Cornus and the most gorgeous Cornish Hydrangeas.
I love foliage and often feel its a material that’s under estimated. The colours are so calming and the Eucalyptus has a such a relaxing scent.
Having filled the Audi to the brim with pumpkins, foliage and Hydrangea heads we set off back to Falmouth to set up our temporary flower studio in Chips kitchen! I felt like a kid in a sweet shop as we spent the afternoon, creating, styling and titivating…. my perfect day!
Photos by Hannah Berry Flowers & Flowers With M