Colours inspired by nature – greeny blues, earthy browns, creamy whites and a touch of silver – combine to create an elegant, relaxed setting.
You will need:
2 cubed vases, 6 ½ in (16 cm) and 5 ½ in (14cm)
bay leaves, hypericum berries, and fir cones on wire (bought from a florist or made yourself)
1. Put one vase inside the other and fill the gap between them with star anise
2. Strip the lower half of the foliage and flower stems so that they will no contaminate the water. Lay out the foliage, seed heads, lisianthus, bay leaves etc into groups
3. Take the three white roses in your left hand, add a group of foliage or flowers to the right of the roses and twist the bunch. Continue adding more groups until you have built up a spiralled posy. Tie with string at the binding point halfway up the stem.
4. Fill the central vase with water, preferably mixed with flower food. Trim the ends of the stems with a diagonal cut and place in the central vase. Remember to top up the arrangement with water from time to time and it should last for several days.
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