It’s British flower week next week 17th-21st June. I’ve been getting all excited and whittering on to every customer that walks through the door about the beauty of British Flowers. In the shop at the moment we have Alstromeria from Cheshire, oriental and asiatic lilies, stocks, cornflowers, sweet William, lizzianthus, delphiniums and pinks all from Lincolnshire.
I have also been cutting the odd thing from my garden like Alchemilla mollis, red valerian, cow parsley and aquilegia. It was so nice when an order came in for a wild bouquet and I got the opportunity to use all these lovely flowers.
The customer was thrilled, he posted a really nice picture on Wild & Wondrous Facebook page with this comment “General consensus is the English wild flower bouquet you created for Gill is the nicest anyone has seen. Thank you very much. I asked for it to make a statement and you delivered in spades”.
I love working with flowers and being a florist, Everyone is so pleased to see you when you deliver a bouquet. It’s such a rewarding job.
Anyway back to British flower week…………….I’m off to The New Covent Garden Flower Market on Thursday, in that there London! I’m so excited, I’ve been in the industry for 23 years and never been. I will take lots of pictures and blog about it next week.
Treat yourself or someone you love to a bunch of British flowers next week and celebrate British flower week with me.