March weddings are good: ranunculus, hellebores, anemones, fritillaries, spiraea. These flowers are so easy to arrange, they just work. So it was a complete pleasure putting together Helena’s wedding flowers.

If flowers could tessellate, this gang would. Not in a geometric way obviously, but in a way that makes them almost effortless to place together.

The day after the wedding was a reminder of what summer feels like. It was our first real attempt in the garden this year. Plants I had forgotten planting are starting to push through, plants that appeared dead seem to be revived. The alpines I pushed into the shabby brick wall last year are spreading and the hellebore that Eleanor gave me is in full flower.

I’m approaching the end of my first season in the new studio and I’m feeling like I’ve never made a better business decision. There is still so much I want to do with the business and after a sell-out Mothers Day I feel like it could all be possible. Plants are high on my list of priorities. I’m currently planning a pop-up house plant sale - coming to you soon! House plants are an addiction that you should try to develop. I will play the role of your dealer / enabler.

I’m also thinking that all of those small city gardens could use some help over the coming months so when the risk of frost has passed I’ll be holding a garden plant pop-up shop where you can come and find alpines for pushing into holes in walls, summer succulents and Aeoniums that will bask in warm terracotta pots on the doorstep and lots of interesting plants for pot gardens or borders. More on this soon…