Fresh Cut with Jill Manson

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Fresh Cut is an inspiring floral show that takes viewers on a South African floral journey. Each episode revolves around a theme and brings relevant information and inspirational floral designs to you. Join floral communications expert, Jill Manson, as she meets the farmers who grow some of South Africa’s most spectacular blooms, goes behind the scenes at the flower market and brings you tips and floral arrangements that you can recreate at home.

Episode 1

Fresh Cut is an inspiring floral show that takes viewers on a South African floral journey. In the first episode, floral communications expert Jill Manson introduces viewers to the world of flowers, explains the life of a flower and shows you how to create a spectacular cottage style arrangement!

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Special thanks to : Décor Mechanics –

Episode 2

In this week’s episode, we talk all things vintage… Paula Wells from A Vintage Affair shares her knowledge on the theme, while Jill shows you what flowers to use and how to create a beautiful floral arrangement around a unique vintage find!

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Special thanks to: A Vintage Affair –

Episode 3

This week we visit the spectacular rooftop garden at The Saxon in Johannesburg. Linda Galvad of Sought After Seedlings, takes us through some of the spectacular blooms in the edible garden, while Jill shows us how to create a floral arrangement using items from the veggie garden!

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Special thanks to:

Linda Galvad :

The Saxon – Hotel, Villa & Spa :

Episode 4

This week Jill goes on a journey into orchids. She visits an orchid farm in North West province, talks technicalities of working with these delicate blooms and shows us a contemporary floral design.

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Special thanks to:

Plantae Orchids –
Japanese Garden Concepts –

Episode 5

In this week’s episode of Fresh Cut Jill focuses on herbs and succulents – you might be surprised at how applicable these plants are for floral design.
She pays a visit to the stunning Doonholm farm where you’ll learn about the variety of herbs you can get from your garden and some striking succulents.
Then Jill teaches you how to create a healing herb posy – ideal as a gift for a friend or a loved one and show you how to create a floral design using succulents…

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Special thanks to:
Doonholm Nursery –

Episode 6

This week we take a look at bulbs and the spectacular blooms that they produce. Jill shows you the technicalities of working with bulbs and demonstrates how to incorporate them into an arrangement.

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Special thanks to:

Hadeco –

Episode 7

In this week’s episode Jill focuses on roses. Who better to speak to than the father of the SA rose industry Ludwig Taschner. Jill shares some advice on working with roses and shows you how to create two different arrangements using roses.

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Special thanks to:

Ludwig’s Roses –

Episode 8

In this week’s episode,

floral communications expert Jill Manson gives you a behind the scenes look at the largest flower auction house in Africa, simplifies flower grading so you know what to look out for when buying flowers and creates the perfect gift – flowers in a box!

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Special thanks to:

Multiflora Flower Market –

Episode 9

In this week’s episode Jill visits the flower market to look at unique imports available locally. Using some of those unique imports Jill teaches you how to create contemporary arrangements using cylindrical vases!

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Special thanks to:

Alsmeer Flowers /

Multiflora Flower Market /

Episode 10

In this week’s episode Jill meets the in-house floral stylist at The Westcliff hotel to find out more about working with an African contemporary theme. Jill also shares technicalities to consider when working within this theme and teaches you how to create an African contemporary floral design.

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Special thanks to:

Four Seasons: The Westcliff /

Emely von Heesch-Smith /

Episode 11

In this week’s episode it is all about occasions. Jill shares some advice on flowers received as a gift, teaches you how to design in unique shapes and shows you how to create a floral design using floral foam in numeral shapes.

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Episode 12

In this week’s episode Jill pays tribute to the ever friendly Gerbera or Barberton Daisy. She starts her journey by visiting a Gerbera farm, then shares some tips and tricks on working with them and lastly teaches you to create two striking designs.

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Special thanks to

Imbali Cut Flowers

Episode 13

For the season finale Jill pulls out all the stops by exploring the theme of French Baroque. Think pewter, dark plum and marsala colours. Jill meets a creative who shares her floral flair and expect to gather tips and tricks revolving around the theme…

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Special thanks to

Morrell’s Boutique Estate –