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Make a pop with personalised balloons

Make a pop with personalised balloons

Whether you’re putting together a balloon bouquet, brightening up a hand-tied, or tying it to a teddy, a balloon should never be boring. And it’s even better if it means something to your customer, with a huge range of high quality personalised balloons available on the ma…

Land-based industry education hub launched by NLBC

Land-based industry education hub launched by NLBC

Land-based industries like farming, forestry, agriculture and horticulture maintain around 75 per cent of our land in the UK, to tackle ever increasing demands for education in a changing and increasingly demanding sector The National Land Based College (NLBC) launched an …

First ever Aussie Flowers Week launches this September

First ever Aussie Flowers Week launches this September

It’s been just over a couple of months since British Flowers Week swept across the country celebrating our home grown flowers, but it’s not just bonnie Blighty that’s celebrating its nation’s cut flowers.

Jairo Cadavid launches poignant last campaign for Colombian flowers

Jairo Cadavid launches poignant last campaign for Colombian flowers

  At the forefront of the Colombian flower industry for a decade, Jairo Cadavid, Director of Promotions and Communications at Asocolflores (Association of Colombian Flower Exporters), is moving on to new pastures, leaving behind a strong legacy and one last striking ca…

Are flower subscriptions changing the market?

Are flower subscriptions changing the market?

Bloomon, a Dutch start-up bouquet subscription service, launched in the UK in February following an €8 million funding injection from international investors. The move marks another step amidst a rumble of activity in flower and plant subscription services, with a cluster …


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Make a pop with personalised balloons

Make a pop with personalised balloons

Whether you’re putting together a balloon bouquet, brightening up a hand-tied, or tying it to a teddy, a balloon should never be boring. And it’s even better if it means something to your customer, with a huge range of high quality personalised balloons available on the ma… Read more

Land-based industry education hub launched by NLBC

Land-based industry education hub launched by NLBC

Land-based industries like farming, forestry, agriculture and horticulture maintain around 75 per cent of our land in the UK, to tackle ever increasing demands for education in a changing and increasingly demanding sector The National Land Based College (NLBC) launched an … Read more

First ever Aussie Flowers Week launches this September

First ever Aussie Flowers Week launches this September

It’s been just over a couple of months since British Flowers Week swept across the country celebrating our home grown flowers, but it’s not just bonnie Blighty that’s celebrating its nation’s cut flowers. Read more

Jairo Cadavid launches poignant last campaign for Colombian flowers

Jairo Cadavid launches poignant last campaign for Colombian flowers

  At the forefront of the Colombian flower industry for a decade, Jairo Cadavid, Director of Promotions and Communications at Asocolflores (Association of Colombian Flower Exporters), is moving on to new pastures, leaving behind a strong legacy and one last striking ca… Read more

Are flower subscriptions changing the market?

Are flower subscriptions changing the market?

Bloomon, a Dutch start-up bouquet subscription service, launched in the UK in February following an €8 million funding injection from international investors. The move marks another step amidst a rumble of activity in flower and plant subscription services, with a cluster … Read more

Demonstrations, business seminars, flowers, sundries & music next month

Demonstrations, business seminars, flowers, sundries & music next month

On the 17th and 18th of September, Fleurametz will be holding their second all day event in Windsor, featuring demonstrations from top floral designers, business seminars, bucket-loads of flower varieties, new and exclusive Christmas sundries, refreshments and special ente… Read more

Quick... click for free bouquet kit

Quick… click for free bouquet kit

  Had your eye on all the alternative, unusual flower-free bridal bouquets littering the pages of Pinterest, but can’t see yourself ever getting round to give it a try? Well if you’re quick off the mark Corsage Creations will give you a kick-start, as all you’ve got to… Read more

Why the UK's florists should stock hanging plants this September

Why the UK’s florists should stock hanging plants this September

  It’s so easy to stock the same old small houseplants. Stack ‘em up outside the front of the shop, get the Saturday staff to wrap them in paper, possibly even put them in a decorative pot, then all you’ve got to do is remember to fill the gaps when one sells. Everyone… 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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Top five Good Florist Guide fails

Top five Good Florist Guide fails

My favourite job is writing ‘You’re in’ letters to Good Florist Guide applicants. My worse job? Sending ‘Sorry but you’ve failed’ or ‘Sorry, you’re not up to scratch, improve or you can’t join’ ones. Not because it takes me ages; I personally write each one and include the… Read more

Don't deny me (or anyone) happy moments!

Don’t deny me (or anyone) happy moments!

At the risk of losing all my wonderful reader support I am going to fess up and say I like Rainbow Roses. And, even though you are possibly/probably spluttering all over the screen at this stage, I am not going to apologise for it. 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

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