This morning we were delighted to be joined by a group of ladies who had requested one of our tailor made workshops.
Under the direction of Clare the group learnt how to put together a hand tied bouquet of mixed flowers and also a small posy which would be suitable for use as a Bridesmaid bouquet at a wedding.
As you will see from the photographs below, a great time was had by all and the group have already requested another workshop in a few months time.
If you and a group of friends (minimum group of 4 people) would like to get together for your own workshop please do let us know.
It has, once again, been our pleasure to work with the Surrey Area of NAFAS in supplying the flowers for ‘Florimania’ 2016 which takes place at Hampton Court Palace this weekend.
During the weeks leading up to the event, we work with Jane Rickard of Surrey NAFAS in collating the orders which are then placed with our suppliers for delivery to us the day before they are delivered to Hampton Court. We then have a busy day sorting all the flowers into individual orders which are then transported to the Palace early in the morning, ready for distribution to the Flower Arrangers.
Below are just a few photographs taken during the delivery and distribution of the flowers and we hope to post some more of the finished displays in due course
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a contact telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible
Have a great Christmas and see you in 2016
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.
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
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