Liz Inigo-Jones from Blue Sky Flowers shares her step-by-step guide to creating this divine floral gift - perfect for your partner, or your bridesmaids!
For this beautiful Valentine’s rose bouquet, you will need a selection of ten to twelve pretty blooms. If you are buying from your local florist, choose a mix of toning pinks rather than the traditional red.
If necessary, remove the lower leaves and thorns fom the stems. Cut the bottom of the stems at a sharp angle with good scissors or a sharp knife and give the blooms a good drink in cool, clean water before you start to work with them.
Take the first two or three blooms and arrange them in your hand at an angle, so the stems are crossed roughly half-way up and create a spiral. Then, add the next stem, head to the left, and then the next, so you are gradually increasing the size of the flower dome and keeping the stems spiralled.
Take a length of twine and tie the stems at the crossing point; be sure to tie firmly otherwise the bouquet will 'open up' and look messy
Cut the stems to the same length again at an angle and finish off with a pretty bow.
Present to the lucky recipient and wait for the smile!