It is all a far cry from the Saturday job she had at the age of 15 in a florist’s shop in Essex. There, business consisted entirely of weddings, births and funerals. She might still do her fair share of weddings, notably that of the Duke and Duchess of York, but the work she enjoys best is often more modest. DINING FOR BIRTHDAY IN KL The wedding of two art students who want to do something unusual with next to no money is exciting because it’s a challenge, explains Jane. Jane’s children Rebby, five, and Lola, three, naturally accept flowers as part of their everyday life. When I was growing up, my mother would never have dreamed of going out and buying flowers for herself, remembers Jane. Florists just weren’t fashionable places. Now floral design is considered to be an art form, so florists are increasingly being associated with style. Jane brings home flowers at the end of every day and always puts some in the children’s bedrooms. Lola might prefer to wear fake sunflowers in her hair now, but with her mother’s expertise to aspire to, all that is sure to change.