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New Covent Garden Market appoints Sir Edward Lister to its board

New Covent Garden Market appoints Sir Edward Lister to its board

New Covent Garden Market have today announced the appointment of Sir Edward Lister to the CGMA board. Edward takes up his position today, 1st July for a four year term and the team at London’s flower market say they’re excited to welcome him.

Make Good Florist Guide work for you

Make Good Florist Guide work for you

  With some of the biggest names in floristry already renewing their place in the new look Good Florist Guide, signs are the relaunch is well on the way!! Helena, the GFG Project Manager is now on application #89 and given it’s been just two weeks since we sent the fir…

Flower sector statements on Brexit – one week on round-up

Flower sector statements on Brexit – one week on round-up

It’s only one week on and, as was the case before votes were cast, there will still be so many observations and far fewer facts until Brexit frenzy settles. Purely by accident, we’ve topped and tailed our report with two opinions which offered some of the most important im…

Dream on with brand new savita & avantique roses

Dream on with brand new savita & avantique roses

Two brand new rose varieties were launched by Arend Roses on Friday, in their new short film Dream On.

efig's new committee announced

efig’s new committee announced

The events of 23rd June were certainly one for the history books, but the referendum wasn’t the only vote that took place on Thursday, efig joined in on the trend by voting in their new committee… And the results are in.


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New Covent Garden Market appoints Sir Edward Lister to its board

New Covent Garden Market appoints Sir Edward Lister to its board

New Covent Garden Market have today announced the appointment of Sir Edward Lister to the CGMA board. Edward takes up his position today, 1st July for a four year term and the team at London’s flower market say they’re excited to welcome him. Read more

Make Good Florist Guide work for you

Make Good Florist Guide work for you

  With some of the biggest names in floristry already renewing their place in the new look Good Florist Guide, signs are the relaunch is well on the way!! Helena, the GFG Project Manager is now on application #89 and given it’s been just two weeks since we sent the fir… Read more

Flower sector statements on Brexit – one week on round-up

Flower sector statements on Brexit – one week on round-up

It’s only one week on and, as was the case before votes were cast, there will still be so many observations and far fewer facts until Brexit frenzy settles. Purely by accident, we’ve topped and tailed our report with two opinions which offered some of the most important im… Read more

Dream on with brand new savita & avantique roses

Dream on with brand new savita & avantique roses

Two brand new rose varieties were launched by Arend Roses on Friday, in their new short film Dream On. 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


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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

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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

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