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Beverley Flower Club

Demonstration for Beverley Flower Club during the week. A lovely evening; we were made to feel very welcome and had the opportunity to share hints and tips with some of the members. One of our designs was a modern take on the ‘Pot et Fleur’ (much loved in the 1960’s and 1970’s, where potted plants […]

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Also available in other colours…

Everything seems to be orange at the moment. We wouldn’t like you to think that’s the only colour we do, but are happy to support The ‘Strictly’ Glitter Ball at Tickton Grange Hotel this Saturday evening in supplying flowers for the place settings. Proceeds from this event are for the charity Candlelighters Trust and the […]

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Golden Wedding…

Golden wedding flowers, often rather staid and predictable. This customer asked for a traditional basket design but wanted to be a little more contemporary with the colours. Shades of yellow, orange and a hint of green in the flowers, using germini to provide a slightly more modern alternative to the usual rose and gypsophila basket. […]

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New Dutch supplier!

Just started using a new Dutch supplier for our flowers and pleasantly surprised by the choice and quality of what we had in our first order.  This should make it easier for us to obtain some of the more unusual flowers that we are sometimes asked to  obtain, as the range on offer is enormous […]

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It’s tulip time again.

It must be spring. Tulips and daffs bring a breath of better weather to come. Massed together on their own or teamed with other spring blooms they really cheer up the gloom. Despite their associations with the Netherlands, tulips originate in Central Asia and Turkey, but these pink beauties look perfectly at home in our […]

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Warming up a chilly January

Strelizia are in season again. Named for George III’s consort Charlotte Mecklenburg-Streliz, and often known as Bird of Paradise flowers, these exotic blooms are spectacular in colour and form. Large with stiff, straight stems as thick as broom handles sometimes, these are difficult to work with but can produce very dramatic designs. It’s hard to […]

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Valentines Day approaches!

Valentine’s Day approaches. Another big date in the Florist’s Calendar. Red Roses as ever, but perhaps we may be able to tempt our customers to take a slightly different approach. Not everyone appreciates the traditional red rose and we can tailor flowers to reflect the tastes and personality of the recipient. Gerbera, lily and exotic […]

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Sri Lanka – New Year’s Dinner

New Year’s Eve Dinner at the hotel saw some more traditional table flowers (a throw-back to the seventies I fear) wilting in the heat but proof that floristry skills are appreciated worldwide. Perhaps there’s an opening for a Sri Lanka branch of Broken Blossom….. a welcome change from the rain and damp of Cross Street!

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Sri Lanka

Taking a break after Christmas found us in Sri Lanka! What a wonderful holiday it was and plenty of inspiration for floristry as well. Aside of the lush foliage growing everywhere we were lucky enough to visit the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy and saw the most amazing array of flowers on the offering […]

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Christmas Week 2015!

Working up to a busy Christmas week and the shop will be filled with flowers that will become our hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and gifts for the big day. It’s always a bit of a rush at this time with all our customers needing their flowers at the last minute so that they can be displayed […]

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