STEP ONE: CHOOSE YOUR FLOWERS.
I have gone for full-on-sexy dahlias.
STEP TWO: Get some foliage and fillers – the structure and fluff that gives these things their shape. Such a shame I have no photo for this which is a shame as Amber really looked the part with her pretty basket full of old-mans beard, berries and other autumnal hedgey goodness).
STEP THREE: Fill the urn with water, and a scrunched up bit of chicken wire. Roughly make the shape of the arrangement with the foliage and flowers. (I got carried away and couldn’t help but add some flowers.)
STEP FOUR: Worry about how the bloody hell you are ever going to move it as it now weighs a ton and is a bit precarious. Clear off place to put it, out of the weather (if you are a tidy person you probably won’t have to do that bit). Swig tea. Look at the dahlias and try and decide which particular flower is your favourite.
STEP FIVE: Get Andy to carry it to the van, ready to be finished of when you get where ever its going.
STEP SIX: Drive very carefully- be especially careful of roundabouts and traffic lights – speed bumps are also a total pain.
STEP SEVEN: Set Up & Titivate! Fill in and accentuate the shape. We took our to Belles Bridal Bazaar – a lovely wedding fair in the centre of Brighton.
STEP EIGHT: Repeat Step 6 for the journey home. Step 5 will be even more worrying now as you have made your urn heavier and more precarious.
STEP NINE: Unload and put in the garden as you will want to drink them in as much as possible while they are looking gorgeous. Here they are a few days later looking a bit battered and traumatised by its experiences, but still pretty sexy.
If all that sounds like a bit of a faff send out the bat signal and get us to do it for you…. Oh go on…