Axminster teacher’s lesson in flower arranging

Ladies with their spring posies

Ladies with their spring posies - Credit: Archant

Ingrid learns how to create seasonal posies

Axminster teacher Ingrid Edgington with her spring posy

Axminster teacher Ingrid Edgington with her spring posy - Credit: Archant

Axminster school teacher Ingrid Edginton has been getting a lesson in spring flower arranging.

She joined a workshop at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall to make seasonal posies. The ladies first watched a step-by-step demonstration, which included showing them how to spiral their stems, followed by an easy method to securely tie them. They were then able to add the finishing touches by wrapping them, if they wanted to give their posy as a gift.

Ingrid Edginton, a teacher at Axminster Primary Academy, who lives in Chard, said: “These workshops are inspirational! I learnt about how to condition my flowers so they are at their best and also learnt some useful tips about roses and gerberas. This was in addition to making my beautiful spring posy, which was wrapped in grapevine. I was really pleased with my design. Jackie is extremely knowledgeable and teaches with such enthusiasm and encouragement I will definitely be coming again.”

Workshop tutor Jackie Nicholls, from Ashville Design, said: “I congratulate everyone. They all did so well. It proves you don’t need any experience to have a go.”

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For more information, contact Jackie on 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683 or visit

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