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Rocket fuelled leaves: this surprising plant is the new killer customer choice

Rocket fuelled leaves: this surprising plant is the new killer customer choice

Pretty plants with Messiah-like qualities aren’t as hard to come by as you might think. Give a wilting Chinese Evergreen a drink and you’ll see its leaves burst to life as if by magic.

44 spectacular installations from Fleuramour

44 spectacular installations from Fleuramour

Alden Biesen castle absolutely had the wow factor this weekend, full to the brim with amazing installations by designers from all across the world for Fleuramour 2016, Belgium’s flower festival organised by the makers of Fleur Creatif magazine.

Don't let sickies hold you back

Don’t let sickies hold you back

Currently I both gurgle and rattle as I administer medicaments by the gallon in an attempt to throw off yet another bug that has knocked me sideways. Not bad enough to send me to my bed … well not permanently … but enough to mean I am dripping around like a leaky tap b…

Knuts Flowers: Fleuramour florist in focus

Knuts Flowers: Fleuramour florist in focus

  Wout Knuts; a brilliant name for a florist and one who creates some beautiful work to boot. No stranger to Fleuramour, this week’s annual flower festival, Wout who owns and runs Knuts Flowers in Belgium last year created floral décor for a horse statue here…

Mercedes Docter & Sia Rutjes: Fleuramour florists in focus

Mercedes Docter & Sia Rutjes: Fleuramour florists in focus

Alden Biesen’s castle grounds have been decked out with flowers designed by some of the best floral artists in the world, we spoke to one designer from Dutch horticultural and florist magazine, Groei & Bloei.


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Rocket fuelled leaves: this surprising plant is the new killer customer choice

Rocket fuelled leaves: this surprising plant is the new killer customer choice

Pretty plants with Messiah-like qualities aren’t as hard to come by as you might think. Give a wilting Chinese Evergreen a drink and you’ll see its leaves burst to life as if by magic. Read more

44 spectacular installations from Fleuramour

44 spectacular installations from Fleuramour

Alden Biesen castle absolutely had the wow factor this weekend, full to the brim with amazing installations by designers from all across the world for Fleuramour 2016, Belgium’s flower festival organised by the makers of Fleur Creatif magazine. Read more

Don't let sickies hold you back

Don’t let sickies hold you back

Currently I both gurgle and rattle as I administer medicaments by the gallon in an attempt to throw off yet another bug that has knocked me sideways. Not bad enough to send me to my bed … well not permanently … but enough to mean I am dripping around like a leaky tap b… Read more

Knuts Flowers: Fleuramour florist in focus

Knuts Flowers: Fleuramour florist in focus

  Wout Knuts; a brilliant name for a florist and one who creates some beautiful work to boot. No stranger to Fleuramour, this week’s annual flower festival, Wout who owns and runs Knuts Flowers in Belgium last year created floral décor for a horse statue here… Read more

Mercedes Docter & Sia Rutjes: Fleuramour florists in focus

Mercedes Docter & Sia Rutjes: Fleuramour florists in focus

Alden Biesen’s castle grounds have been decked out with flowers designed by some of the best floral artists in the world, we spoke to one designer from Dutch horticultural and florist magazine, Groei & Bloei. Read more

In tribute to Stijn at Fleuramour

In tribute to Stijn at Fleuramour

Just two months ago our industry tragically lost one of its greats, as gifted designer Stijn Simaeys passed away while at work in China on 23rd July 2016. Here at Fleuramour flower festival at Alden Biesen, in his home country of Belgium and where Stijn’s unique touch has … Read more

Welcome to Fleuramour: designs, interviews & more from 2016’s floristry catwalk

Welcome to Fleuramour: designs, interviews & more from 2016’s floristry catwalk

You might’ve been watching catwalk designs coming out of London Fashion Week but today we’re in Belgium, checking out catwalk flowers instead. Tucked among leafy hills near the town of Bilzen by the Dutch border, Fleuramour is a huge festival of floral design, dazzling vis… Read more

Large new Red Naomi rose grower launched in Spain

Large new Red Naomi rose grower launched in Spain

Today saw the official launch of Aleia Roses, a new rose brand and Red Naomi grower with a purpose-built new greenhouse and 14 hectares of land in Spain. With an investment of over €50 million, the company says it is generating 180 jobs and envisages a production of 40 mil… Read more




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Top three ways to expand your florist business online

Top three ways to expand your florist business online

Rob Straathof, CEO of Liberis, got in touch to offer up his advice on how you can expand your florist business from your computer. Liberis say they provide simple, straightforward funding to small businesses across the UK. Backed by the British Business Bank… Read more

How to buy like a chain store: cut flower costs like bulk buyers do

How to buy like a chain store: cut flower costs like bulk buyers do

  If you ever spend over £500 on stock, you could be taking advantage of a clever trick to save hundreds on delivery costs, a trick 22 florists have already discovered works wonders on the bank account. Read more


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Don't let sickies hold you back

Don’t let sickies hold you back

Currently I both gurgle and rattle as I administer medicaments by the gallon in an attempt to throw off yet another bug that has knocked me sideways. Not bad enough to send me to my bed … well not permanently … but enough to mean I am dripping around like a leaky tap b… Read more

Why I am a little sad

Why I am a little sad

Did I think the Channel 4 programme The Billion Pound Flower Market was perfect? Read more

Sixty Second Interviews

60 Seconds with Jake Nicholson-Lailey

60 Seconds with Jake Nicholson-Lailey

Meet Jake Nicholson-Lailey, director and floral designer at Abundiflora in Glastonbury. Jake’s an ambassador for the Use Them or Lose Them campaign from Country Baskets, he’s spared us sixty seconds to chat about remodelling his shop, starting out in the industry and more.… Read more

60 seconds with Sophie Lee, geo-fleur

60 seconds with Sophie Lee, geo-fleur

Sophie Lee is the founder of geo-fleur. Her unique business specialises in bespoke botanical beauty and totally on-trend geometric homeware that will keep any urban home gorgeously green. She’s recently launched a plant subscription service, in which subscribers receive a … Read more

Sixty Second Interviews