Six years ago I delivered my first MeadowSweet posies to my first local customers. It's been quite a journey! At that time, I wasn't sure I'd be able to source British flowers year round and one or two of the early winter posies did include the odd imposter! Over the next couple of years I found additional growers to provide winter British flowers and the posies have been 100% British flowers and foliage ever since.
In the posies this week is dahlia for the first time this year. These russetty pom pom dahlias are a little hardier than the loose petalled varieties. The dahlia has a complex genetic make up leading to a vast array of different shapes and colours. However, there's still £2000 up for grabs put forward from the Caledonia Horticultural Society of Edinburgh in 1846 if you can manage to produce a blue one!
What's in the posy?
Zinnia, dahlia, lisianthus, sweet william, aster, salal, rosemary, chocolate pittosporum, alstroemeria, snowberry, mint.
Rosemary, mint, myrtle.