TBR FLORAL MASTERCLASS with Afternoon Tea and G&T £95pp

Ran out of ideas for the Summer? Why don’t you join Toby B Roberts for a unique floral masterclass at St. Ermin’s Hotel London?To start your inspirational floristry workshop, you will enjoy a handcrafted gin & tonic or vodka & tonic, made with London Essence’s refreshing botanical based tonics.

After watching the professional demonstration, it’s your turn to create your own floral masterpiece.

The day ends on a high note with a horticultural-themed afternoon tea also
served on our alfresco terrace, giving you the chance to admire your floral creation, which is yours to take home.

MASTERCLASS DATES

  • 4th July – Independence Day
  • 15th August – Summer on the Terrace
  • 21st September – Bee keeping bunchFULL DETAILS AND BOOKING

www.sterminshotel.co.uk/masterclass

St. Ermin’s Hotel, Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QW

 

Flowers resilient to the summer heat.

Add these beauties to your vases and don’t worry about them succumbing to the summer heat.

Summer is already here and a heatwave could be lurking around the corner, but that does not mean that you have to give up your dream of seeing your jars full of blooming flowers.

Here’s 5 beautiful flowers that win the battle against the heat and will bring colour and a summer scent to your home!

Lisianthus (Eustoma)

This beautiful and special flower does not succumb and will remain fresh in your vase for about 10 days. The Lisianthus, reminiscent of roses can be found in a wide variety of colours.

Lysiantes is blooming all year round but its resistance to heat makes it ideal for your summer arrangements.

Tip Before you put your flowers in jars you should cut them 2-3 cm from the bottom, to make water absorption easier.

Calla lilies

Apart from the extraordinary simplicity and elegance that it exudes, summer calla, a South African scented gem, loves the sun and can withstand the heat. Avoid grasping leaves and flowers with bare hands as the plant is poisonous and likely to cause irritation to the skin.

It may not have a scent, but its color and shape make it very attractive.

It may not have a scent, but its colour and shape make it very attractive.

Roses

Still the most romantic and seductive flower that blooms in the summer. Skip the varieties that have thin petals (and therefore reduced heat resistance) and do not leave them exposed for hours in the sun. Place them in a jar with clean water that you change on a daily basis. Do not leave the damaged leaves in the water because they will reduce the flower’s durability.

In roses, we always say "yes" - even when outside it is hot.

When it comes to roses, we always say “yes” – even when it’s hot out.

Tip Wash the jar with bleach for complete disinfection before placing the flowers in. Do not forget that their enemy is the bacteria.

Gerbera This cute, colourful and playful flower comes from Africa. In other words, it’s used to high temperatures. With proper care, it can survive in your jars for up to 3 weeks. Flowers such as gerberas that have hair on their stems may be spoiled if you put a lot of water in the jar. Add just a little water that should be refreshed frequently.

 

Playful gerbera is not only beautiful but also reduces air pollution of indoor spaces.

The gerbera is not only beautiful but also reduces the air pollution of indoor spaces.

Gerani

It is a beautiful, distinctive flower and remains fresh and blooming, even under the heat. You can find it in countless shades and it brings colour and liveliness to your decorations. It is considered one of the easiest flowers to keep and does not need special care. The name gerani is Greek and comes from the word ‘crane’ because the shape of these flowers resembles that of the crane.

The name geranium