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Spotted: 37 New Favourite Flower Varieties

Spotted: 37 New Favourite Flower Varieties

Given carnations, roses, chrysanths and alstros are Colombia’s top exports, you’d be forgiven for thinking a trip to the Proflora trade fair in Bogotá might not fill you with awe, but actually as they’re the most commonly sold varieties it’s so refreshing to see the latest…

60 Seconds with James Billington, Citiblooms

60 Seconds with James Billington, Citiblooms

Meet Citiblooms creative director and owner James D Billington; James has 24 years experience in flowers and design, having worked with top floral designers in Manchester before taking overall creative responsibility at Citiblooms in 2014. He’s an ambassador for the new Us…

New Service FLOWERBX Closes Million Dollar Investment Round

New Service FLOWERBX Closes Million Dollar Investment Round

FLOWERBX, the online, wholesale, flower-delivery website that says it has revolutionised the way that Londoners buy flowers, has today announced the close of its initial, $1.25M seed funding round.

No Spring in Retail Sales this Season

No Spring in Retail Sales this Season

Bad weather and an early Easter has seen general retail sales dip below average when compared to previous years, according to the March 2016 Retail Sales statistics, released this week.

Dutch Auctions Closed This Wednesday

Dutch Auctions Closed This Wednesday

The FloraHolland flower auctions, through which a huge bulk of UK flower imports pass, have written to customers to inform that this Wednesday 27th April is a non-auction day due to Holland’s King’s Day Bank Holiday.

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Spotted: 37 New Favourite Flower Varieties

Spotted: 37 New Favourite Flower Varieties

Given carnations, roses, chrysanths and alstros are Colombia’s top exports, you’d be forgiven for thinking a trip to the Proflora trade fair in Bogotá might not fill you with awe, but actually as they’re the most commonly sold varieties it’s so refreshing to see the latest… Read more

60 Seconds with James Billington, Citiblooms

60 Seconds with James Billington, Citiblooms

Meet Citiblooms creative director and owner James D Billington; James has 24 years experience in flowers and design, having worked with top floral designers in Manchester before taking overall creative responsibility at Citiblooms in 2014. He’s an ambassador for the new Us… Read more

New Service FLOWERBX Closes Million Dollar Investment Round

New Service FLOWERBX Closes Million Dollar Investment Round

FLOWERBX, the online, wholesale, flower-delivery website that says it has revolutionised the way that Londoners buy flowers, has today announced the close of its initial, $1.25M seed funding round. Read more

No Spring in Retail Sales this Season

No Spring in Retail Sales this Season

Bad weather and an early Easter has seen general retail sales dip below average when compared to previous years, according to the March 2016 Retail Sales statistics, released this week. Read more




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Thirteen PR & Marketing Tips for Florists

Thirteen PR & Marketing Tips for Florists

You spoke, we’re listening! Our surveys and social media feedback tell us you’re always on the look-out for marketing advice, so to kick-off a 2016 full of features we hope will really make your business bloom, we scoped the web for expert tips on PR-ing your small florist… Read more

Ready for Valentine's 2016? Listen to Last Year!

Ready for Valentine’s 2016? Listen to Last Year!

  It’s probably safe to say that at Valentine’s, florists have the upper hand. Waitrose et al might try to nestle in with their £40 ‘Dozen Scented Roses Gift Box’ but Feb 14th is the day when everyone and his dog is expected (or hoped!) to go the extra mile, and so oft… Read more

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Yoof of today ... totally worth saving!

Yoof of today … totally worth saving!

One of my clients, Country Baskets, has launched a brand new campaign called Use Them or Lose Them.   Read more

Ditch excuses - sort out your website!

Ditch excuses — sort out your website!

  Naughty me!  Slap my wrists!  Take away my favourite biscuits and ban me from watching repeats of the Night Manager.  ‘tis over a month since I last uploaded anything to my blog and that is shameful.  Read more

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60 Seconds with James Billington, Citiblooms

60 Seconds with James Billington, Citiblooms

Meet Citiblooms creative director and owner James D Billington; James has 24 years experience in flowers and design, having worked with top floral designers in Manchester before taking overall creative responsibility at Citiblooms in 2014. He’s an ambassador for the new Us… Read more

60 Seconds with Florist Katie-Jane Pridmore

60 Seconds with Florist Katie-Jane Pridmore

Seven real florists are the new faces behind Use Them or Lose Them, a just-launched PR initiative from Country Baskets which aims to get consumers spending more at their local florist. Each ambassador runs a flower business somewhere in the UK, so in this series of 60Read more