Pretty Pumpkin Floral Display

One of the great things about this time of year is the availability of Pumpkins! You’ve probably guessed by now that I went all little crazy for all things Halloween this year, but while the majority of my decorations have now been taken down, this pretty floral arrangement still takes centre stage of my dining room.
Normally a floral display costs around £20, but this display cost just £5. (Pumkpin £2, flowers £3) It is really easy, and I’m sure you have guess how to do it so I’m not going to give all the details, just a few images and tips:

{ Start by pulling some greenery from your garden, this will support the lid if you put it back on, and structure the arrangement }
{ Remove all of the leaves from below the water level to keep the water cleaner. Cut the stems shorter, at an angle. If you snip a tiny bit of the stems off each day, it helps the flowers get more nutrients from the water. According to my local florist, cutting stems with scissors squashes them too much, so you should use a sharp knife instead, or gardening sheers for thicker, woodier stems. }
{ Create a ring of the prettiest blooms around the rim of the pumpkin. You only need foliage in the centre, as this will be hidden by the pumpkin lid. }
{ You can add some darker leaves once the lid is on, to add more colour to the display. }
{ Don’t forget to add some water into the pumpkin to keep the flowers alive! Most bouquets will come with a packet of flower food, it is a good idea to add this to the water along with a drop of bleach to deter any harmful microorganisms. }
I’d love to know what you think to this super easy and cheap display!