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Go wild! Five ways to ditch the vase and display your blooms differently

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How to display cut flowers, according to the UK's top floral designers Credit: James Stopforth/Kristin Perers

They’re wild, seasonal and homegrown…but if you really want to harness the natural charm and just-picked freshness of British flowers, it’s time to ditch the vase.

“Start dressing the walls, the ceiling, even the floors of your home with flowers,” declares Ruth Davidson, artistic director of All For Love London, one of five contemporary florists invited to mark British Flowers Week, which begins on Monday, by displaying their blooms in imaginative ways at a new Garden Museum exhibition.

Davidson will be joined by, among others, Terri Chandler and Katie Smyth from Worm London, who favour chaotic-in-a-good-way styling of cow parsley, dill and wild carrot over imported orchids and roses; “floral...

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