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Say it with ribbon

Say it with ribbon

There are loads of ways to make a bouquet unique, and finishing touches like ribbon can make all the difference. Epson have released a new ribbon to add that personal touch, by saying whatever you want from ‘thank you’ to ‘I love you’, customer’s names to your town or own …

Battle of the Blooms as Britain goes to the Polls

Battle of the Blooms as Britain goes to the Polls

Today marks a historic moment as Britain goes to the polls to determine whether its future is to stay in Europe. 

Neil Whittaker explains his prom season success

Neil Whittaker explains his prom season success

  Teenagers up and down the country are trying dresses and suits, schools are making party arrangements for their end of year bash and corsage requests should be flooding in. Prom season is well and truly upon us, so we spoke to Interflora World Cup 2nd Place winner Ne…

Simply Calla gets into the Olympic spirit

Simply Calla gets into the Olympic spirit

It’s not long till we follow the British Olympic team to Rio 2016, in spirit at least! If you, like many of us, can’t make it to Brazil, support the team in your own way by taking design inspiration from Simply Calla’s latest design file.

The journey to Chelsea flower show: behind the scenes with Karen Massey

The journey to Chelsea flower show: behind the scenes with Karen Massey

It’s been a month since RHS Chelsea closed its famous floral gates for 2016, and nearly a month to go before its sister show begins at Hampton Court. Chelsea hype has now calmed but it’s far from a distant memory for 32 competitors who put their all into creating the fines…


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Say it with ribbon

Say it with ribbon

There are loads of ways to make a bouquet unique, and finishing touches like ribbon can make all the difference. Epson have released a new ribbon to add that personal touch, by saying whatever you want from ‘thank you’ to ‘I love you’, customer’s names to your town or own … Read more

Battle of the Blooms as Britain goes to the Polls

Battle of the Blooms as Britain goes to the Polls

Today marks a historic moment as Britain goes to the polls to determine whether its future is to stay in Europe.  Read more

Neil Whittaker explains his prom season success

Neil Whittaker explains his prom season success

  Teenagers up and down the country are trying dresses and suits, schools are making party arrangements for their end of year bash and corsage requests should be flooding in. Prom season is well and truly upon us, so we spoke to Interflora World Cup 2nd Place winner Ne… Read more

Simply Calla gets into the Olympic spirit

Simply Calla gets into the Olympic spirit

It’s not long till we follow the British Olympic team to Rio 2016, in spirit at least! If you, like many of us, can’t make it to Brazil, support the team in your own way by taking design inspiration from Simply Calla’s latest design file. Read more




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Brexit: what could it mean for florists?

Brexit: what could it mean for florists?

  According to Royal Flora Holland the UK is one of the biggest buyers of flowers in Europe. With a buoyant economy and a strong pound, we’re spending more and things are looking good. Read more

Brexit: Flower Power confronts the Dismal Science

Brexit: Flower Power confronts the Dismal Science

Macroeconomist Russell Jones spoke at the BFA’s Vision ’16 conference and detailed thoughts on Brexit and what it could mean for the flower industry. Here’s a precis of his speech.  I spend much of my time – actually far too much of my time — interacting with crusty … Read more


Editor’s Blog

Why I'm putting GFG back out there

Why I’m putting GFG back out there

I knew that by the time the RHS Chelsea Flower Show came to an end I wanted to have Good Florist Guide back up and running. After all, what better time than the week when the world is looking at top class floristry. Read more

Why you should never, ever under-charge

Why you should never, ever under-charge

In my opinion a letter tribute CANNOT cost less than £35 per letter. In fact, I don’t really think they should be sold for less than £4045 if they are made properly and certainly not if there’s a cluster, anything other than AYR basing and a foliage trim. Read more

Sixty Second Interviews

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

60 Seconds with Rob Van Helden, Rob van Helden Floral Design

60 Seconds with Rob Van Helden, Rob van Helden Floral Design

A Dutchman in London, Rob Van Helden has gone from running a flower stall on Fulham Road to heading one of the world’s largest events florists, Rob Van Helden Floral Design, some thirty years later. He’s been chosen by New Covent Garden Flower Market as day five’s featured… Read more

Sixty Second Interviews