We built this flower wall on a moss and chicken wire base. It was covered with buxus, then roses, ranunculus, nigella, gyp, limonium and fern. It will dry – some elements better than others, and dependent upon the weather. Flowers can be added to keep it looking good.

With so many fake flowers around nowadays, I din’t think people realise how versatile real flowers and foliage are. They create a completely different vibe. They dry, some decompose and form jnteresting pieces.

By janet

Jan founded Stems in London WC1 in 1985, after changing her career as a teacher/translator, & training as a florist in Sweden. Her unique style, inspired by country walks, has been described as natural & wild, but with depth & sophistication. From a simple, tiny posy to grand events at St. James's Palace, Jan loves creating beautiful arrangements.