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Fresh Cut with Jill Manson

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Mon 16:30 | Wed 20:30 | Thu 08:30 | Fri 12:30 | Sat 17:30&00:30 | Sun 13:00&21:30


Fresh Cut is an inspiring floral show that takes viewers on a uniquely South African floral journey. Join floral communication expert Jill Manson as she invites you to explore the joy that flowers bring. Each episode revolves around a specific theme as Jill meets some truly fascinating people, demonstrates eye-catching floral designs and shares tips and tricks to create your own masterpieces.

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17 – 23 Sept: Episode 3


In this week’s episode of Fresh Cut, Jill meets individuals who share their take on accessorising. From a floral necklace to a floral crown…

Special Thanks:
Eugenie Drakes; PIECE
Hendra Gouws; Die Blomskuur

Floral Necklace and Crown
For a special occasion, be bold and daring by wearing a floral necklace or crown. Remember to soak the flowers in water before using, to ensure they last. The wired necklace and crown was made by the talented Hendra Gouws of Die Blomskuur, but you can add flowers to existing jewellery pieces.
FLOWERS: Bromeliads, orange ranunculus, yellow snowdons, white king protea, craspedia, porcupine quills, guinea fowl feathers. Sundries: red mahogany seed pods. wire, biofix.



Floral Fan + Corsage
A great way to add floral flair as an accessory is to add them to a fan or a corsage. By using floral glue, simply stick the flowers to these items.
FLOWERS: Light blue delphiniums, black eyed chinks, orange ranunculus, white wax, fynbos, cerise sweet william




10 – 16 Sept: Episode 2

Jill meets acclaimed botanical artist Ann Harris. She is inspired by Ann’s art and shows you how to create floral designs with a botanical inspiration.

Special Thanks: Anne Harris; annharrisart@telkomsa.net

Deconstructed Agapanthus
Taking inspiration from Ann Harris’ Agapanthus art work, this modern-contemporary design plays with the idea of a deconstructed Agapanthus. The square floral foam houses sweet peas and fern leaves.
FLOWERS: Lilac sweet peas, maiden hair fern, an agapanthus plant with no flower or stem.
Technique: Massing sweet peas onto a square-shaped floral foam unit. Agapanthus placed inside the square in a glass cylider vase approx 15cm high inside the square.

Arrangement in dried palm frond
Incorporating dried elements in your floral designs is a great way to bring life to your creations. In this design the base is a dried palm frond, with a block of floral foam placed inside it.
FLOWERS: purple anthiriums, granadilla vine, asparagus fern, light orange hyacinths, Queen Anne’s lace, purple hybrid delphinium, pink ranunculus, alium, variegated pelargonium leaves, Astilbe, black privet berries, delicious monster leaves, light pink seed asters, red salvia.






03 – 09 Sept: Episode 1

In episode of Fresh Cut, Jill gets inspiration from her own garden and shows you how to forage greenery to create a floral display on the go..
Special Thanks: Bunches; 167 Jan Smuts, Parktown North, 011 880 2890

Modern minimal entrance hall design
For a modern minimal design with maximum impact, you can cluster glass vases in different shapes together. Simply pop interesting leaves in the vases and you have an eye catching design for your entrance hall…
FLOWERS: Lucky bamboo, monstera leaf, philedendron leaf, variegated draecena leaf, white snowdon


Entrance Hall Statement
For a more dramatic entrance hall floral design, create a flat-backed asymmetrical, informal rustic feature.
FLOWERS: Flax, monstera leaves, strelitzia leaves, Nandina domestica berries, Bottlebrush, Viburnum, soft palm, red roses and Philodendron leaves

Flower Arch

If you are planning a special occasion, creating a floral arch is an exciting project to take on.
FLOWERS : Camellia, black privet berries, Coccolus leaves, Jasminum Polyanthum, Palm leaves







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