The Florist

previous-issues-banner

fc-favourite-flower-banner

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
Prev Next
Retail footfall on the way back up

Retail footfall on the way back up

22-04-2014

Consumer confidence is up there with the skylarks, reflective of ‘good news’ stories outnumbering the bad The latest figures from Ipsos Retail Performance show an improvement to average weekly shopper numbers... Read more

Hello Hydrangea World!

Hello Hydrangea World!

22-04-2014

Excellent quality cut flower Hydrangea are available right at the start of the season. This year’s early spring has prompted an early start to the supply of Dutch cut Hydrangea,... Read more

An Update from Union Fleurs

An Update from Union Fleurs

22-04-2014

Union Fleurs elects a new Board of Directors and holds a fruitful 2014 General Assembly On 4 April 2014, Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, elected a new Board of... Read more

The Garden Centre Group digs deep for the RAF Benevolent Fund

The Garden Centre Group digs deep for the RAF Benevolent Fund

22-04-2014

Patriotic Seed Packets Sold by The Garden Centre Group to Aid RAF Welfare Charity The Garden Centre Group is bringing patriotism to flower beds across the country with the launch of... Read more

Avalanche Collection are Award Winners

Avalanche Collection are Award Winners

22-04-2014

Popular rose varieties Avalanche, Sweet Avalanche and Pearl Avalanche by Meijer Roses won best rose awards at the Rose Show which took place last week at Keukenhof – the world’s... Read more

Floral Extraordinaire Meets Queen Latifah

Floral Extraordinaire Meets Queen Latifah

10-04-2014

Internationally acclaimed florist to the stars Jeff Leatham showed off his work and shared his love of flowers in an appearance on hit US talk show The Queen Latifah Show. Read more

gfg

Latest Features

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
Prev Next
Inside the Mind of a Floral Design Star

Inside the Mind of a Floral Design Star

Product Portfolio

Petal Performance offers a glimpse into the... Read more

Simply Spring. Simpy Calla. Simply Bouquet.

Simply Spring. Simpy Calla. Simply Bouquet.

Inspiration

This spring nothing beats a loosely tied... Read more

Sparkle Set to Sell this Summer

Sparkle Set to Sell this Summer

Product Portfolio

Hit US high-school TV shows like Glee... Read more

Boxed flowers ... threat or opportunity?

Boxed flowers ... threat or opportunity?

Editor's Blog

Back in January 2014 Yodel was named... Read more

Delivery Routes Made Easy

Delivery Routes Made Easy

Product Portfolio

New route planner Speedy Route could be... Read more

Product portfolio

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Prev Next

Inside the Mind of a Floral Design Star

22-04-2014

Inside the Mind of a Floral Design Star

Petal Performance offers a glimpse into the mind of Elizabeth Marsh, a hugely successful floral designer with tons of exciting commissions, high-end clients and stunning floristry under her belt. You won’t...

Read more

Sparkle Set to Sell this Summer

10-04-2014

Sparkle Set to Sell this Summer

Hit US high-school TV shows like Glee and 90210 have upped the ante in UK prom popularity, causing the sales potential in the sector to surge. We don’t see why...

Read more

Delivery Routes Made Easy

03-04-2014

Delivery Routes Made Easy

New route planner Speedy Route could be a handy tool for your drivers - it allows you to enter a number of delivery addresses into its system, and it then calculates...

Read more

Nice Nails? But I’m a Florist!

25-03-2014

Nice Nails? But I’m a Florist!

Spending Valentine’s with your loved one, Saturday lie-ins, central heating, polished nails… Just a few of the things florists give up in order to do what they love. Well we...

Read more

100 Years of RHS to Remember

chelsea-bookEverybody loves a coffee table book, and this one is something special. Not only will it look lovely amongst the coasters but it’s also a history book, a photo album, a garden guide and a lasting souvenir for an event that has been touching people’s lives and hearts for 100 years.

The first sentence, “Every May, the horticultural world descends on a 12-hectare site in Chelsea” says it all about RHS Chelsea. It’s no lie that the show is often seen as the most important diary date for anyone who’s anyone in the horticultural world. During that one week in May, at the beginning and end of the day, Sloane Square station becomes a green fingered frenzy of people trying to get to the floral event of the year.

This book gives an enduring look at why they do it, and what makes the show so special. RHS insider and author Brent Elliott gives an in depth account of the way that the show has grown and changed and the way that that nation’s gardening tastes have been reflected and shaped by Chelsea over the years. Beefy it may be but it is laid out in an easy to flick-in-and-out sort of way as pieces are arranged along a timeline, depicting the first ever Royal Hospital flowering all the way to the style and pizazz of 2013.

It also features snippets from some of our greatest nurserymen, nurserywomen, garden designers, presenters and those behind the scenes, all explaining exactly what Chelsea means to them. With beautiful illustrations, archival photography, plans and posters, plus fascinating insights into the RHS world, it’s definitely a keeper.

Events

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Prev Next

Fresh & Exciting Garden Fair

07-02-2014

Fresh & Exciting Garden Fair

June 20th – 22nd 2014Place: Hampstead Heath, LondonWhat's on: Contemporary Garden Fair A fresh and innovative approach to gardening arrives in London this summer when GROW London launches its first show on...

Read more

Inscape 2014 – Planting for the Future

03-02-2014

Inscape 2014 – Planting for the Future

April 3rd – April 4th 2014Place: STEAM - SwindonWhat's on: Interior Landscaping Exhibition eFIG, representatives for the interior landscaping industry, are re-launching their exhibition, INSCAPE; Planting for the Future.

Read more

Attend Oxfordshire’s Fabulous Flower Sch…

20-01-2014

Attend Oxfordshire’s Fabulous Flower School

Matthew and Gary of Fabulous Flowers are sharing their secrets to success and business tips at their new Oxfordshire-based flower school.

Read more

Well Cool Design for WaterAid

18-11-2013

Well Cool Design for WaterAid

November - August 2013Place: Across the UKWhat's on: Design Evenings The Academy of Floral Art are presenting 'Well Cool', a series of five inspirational evenings of floral design to raise funds for...

Read more
Copyright © 2012 Purple Spotted Media