I'm a bit of a cheapskate so I like to pilfer and scavenge if at all possible and take my cue from what's available for free in the garden and hedgerows. I love hydrangeas in full bloom in the summer but there is something absolutely beautiful about the fading flowers of the early autumn and they add a subtle hint of blush pink to the green and white. As I got busy with the secateurs, cutting ivy, bay and laurel to go with the hydrangeas, Harriett got busy making mini arrangements for the table. We like the idea that it all looks a bit thrown together. Don't expect pin neat at The Hambledon's dinner table. If you really want to gild the lily, try making some minimal wreaths in complementary florals to grace your walls. We sought and found inspiration from the book 'Wreaths'.
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Stylist: Harriett Grist
Photography: Amy Brooker
Author: Victoria Suffield