I’ve always had quite a natural style – when I was training, I got told off at college for creating an arrangement with garden flowers. There was nothing technically wrong with it, but the tutor said customers wouldn’t like it. It’s a lot more fashionable now. But I’ve always used natural things like wheat and barley.
I use what I can find locally as much as possible, but I also use flowers from other regions – the Dutch suppliers have amazing quality in their flowers. I am inspired by trends in interior design and other florists, even when the style is different to mine, I can appreciate different approaches.