Weekend Weddings — Bridal Flowers Direct

What beautiful weather for last weekend’s couples – fingers crossed it is a sign of things to come for the rest of the Summer. On Saturday we made our first trip to the Elvetham Hotel, near Fleet in Hampshire – a very stately 19th century mansion set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Whilst the ceremony took place […]

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Shakespeare 400 Anniversary Flowers

Little did we know when we were asked to supply flowers to one of our customers in Stratford that her arrangement would appear in the national press as it was paraded through the streets of the city as part of the celebrations to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare last weekend.

We can supply flowers to virtually any location in mainland UK via our overnight courier service so if you need flowers for any occasion please do get in touch to discuss your specific requirements

Just a few pictures of the parade to share with you courtesy of Getty Images

 

HAPPY EASTER

It has been an exceptionally busy week at Nursery Fresh – it has been lovely seeing so many Flower Arrangers from our local Cathedrals and Churches coming in to buy their Easter flowers from us. We have also dispatched several orders for churches further afield via our overnight delivery service.

We wish you all a very happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all again in the coming months  – fingers crossed for a busy wedding season too

 

MOTHER’S DAY DAY & INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

For the United Nations, International Women’s Day has been observed on 8 March since 1975 and so this year the day will follow just 2 days after UK Mother’s Day which, with Easter falling early, comes only 3 weeks after Valentine’s Day.

The effect that International Women’s Day will have on UK Mother’s Day prices, being only 2 days apart, is as always about supply and demand. International Women’s Day has a huge market in Eastern Europe with a demand to match. The production from growers cannot match the demand from Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day in such a short space of time because flowers need time to grow. As a result of this and low volumes in the auctions, chances are the prices will be high.

There are certain flowers that are very popular for International Women’s Day, such as Chrysanthemums, Lilies and Roses, so you can be certain that these will be very expensive this Mother’s Day.

Whilst it is difficult for us to predict prices at anytime of the year it will be particularly hard during this period but rest assured we will endeavour to buy at the best price but without compromising on our usual standards and quality. However, it is worth remembering that prices for all flowers could be high at this time so do bear this in mind when pricing for any work you have planned.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY

Rose Grand PrixWholesale Roses for Valentine’s Day – all sold in bunches of 20 stems

Dutch Grand Prix 60cm length – £2.04 per stem

Dutch Grand Prix 70cm length – £2.17 per stem

Equadorian Freedom 60cm length – £1.28 per stem

Equadorian Freedom 70cm length – £1.42 per stem

Single Roses in tubes – £1.50 each – sold in boxes of 35

Surprise the one you love on Valentine’s Day with beautiful flowers from Nursery Fresh

Single Red Rose in a Presentation Bag – £5.00

Rose Bouquets

6 long stemmed Red Roses – £20.00

12 long stemmed Red Roses – £30.00

24 long stemmed Red Roses – £55.00

All hand tied and gift wrapped with Gypsophila

Mixed bouquets including Red roses are also available from £40.00

All quoted prices include delivery within the local courier (courier delivery can also be arranged for addresses further afield)

Rose Grand Prix

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and a big thank you to all the customers and suppliers we have worked with in the past 12 months.

Our Christmas and New Year opening times are as follows –

Tuesday 21st December and Wednesday 22nd December – 8.30 – 4.30

Thursday 24th December – 8.30 – 11.30 (primarily for the collection of pre-ordered flowers but some limited flower availability)

Friday 25th December – Tuesday 5th January – CLOSED

Should you have an urgent enquiry whilst we are closed please send an email to info@nurseryfresh.com with a contact telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible

Have a great Christmas and see you in 2016

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Christmas Flowers

If you are still struggling with Christmas gift ideas for family or friends why not order a fresh flower bouquet or table centrepiece from us. With bouquets starting from £25 and table arrangements from £30 they make an ideal gift. Local delivery is included in the cost and if you need the gift to reach further afield, bouquets can be sent via overnight courier for an additional £10. Please call us on 023 9259 1422 to discuss your specific requirements (varying colour choices available).

If you wish to be more creative we can supply all the flowers, foliage and sundry items you may need to make your own Christmas displays (either locally or nationally) so do either pop in or call us to place your order ready for collection on the day of your choosing.

FLOWER WORKSHOP & CHRISTMAS SUNDRIES

On Tuesday afternoon we welcomed a group of ladies to the warehouse who had requested a tailor made workshop. The group, who have previously named themselves ‘The Flower Fairies,’ were shown how to make a front facing modern hand tied arrangement with an autumnal theme, a corsage and finally Clare demonstrated how to feather a carnation.

Tailor made workshops can be organised for a minimum of 4 people and can generally cover any theme of your choice. If you are interested in arranging your own workshop do get in touch.

We now have our Christmas sundries on display so do come in and take a look. From pine cones and cinnamon sticks to birch and ting ting we have a wide selection of products ideally suited for creating Christmas arrangements

Hawkley Church Flower Festival

We have just received these lovely photographs of some of the arrangements from the Hawkley Church Flower Festival all of which were created using flowers supplied by us.

The flower festival which takes place this weekend and Monday is part of the 150th Anniversary celebrations of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Hawkley which is situated about 3 miles from Petersfield.

Opening times for the Flower Festival are as follows –

Saturday 18th July – 11.30 – 6.00

Sunday 19th July – 11.00 – 4.30

Monday 20th July – 10.00 – 4.00

DIY Wedding Flowers

A lovely email to share with you from a customer who picked up an order from us last week for her son’s wedding. Whilst we had been asked to supply the Bridal Party Arrangements, the Groom’s Mother wished to create the church and marquee arrangements herself.

Dear Sally,

Very many thanks for supplying such amazing flowers for us. Sarah was absolutely thrilled with the bouquets, you got them just right.

I’ve attached a few photos of the end result, I was quite proud of myself!

Thank you, Tessa.

 

The pictures below show just what can be created using flowers supplied by us.