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Successful First Conference for BFA

Suc­cess­ful First Con­fer­ence for BFA

19th April saw the first BFA Con­fer­ence take place at the Mar­riot Leices­ter. Organ­ised by the Pur­ple Spot­ted team, pub­lish­ers of the​florist​.co​.uk, the event saw more than 170 indus­try peo­ple join forces for a day of dis­cus­sion, debate and plenty of net­work­ing. Read more

Embrace the Independent Boom with Bouquets

Embrace the Inde­pen­dent Boom with Bouquets

Research shows 70% of florist sales are made up of bou­quets. Big ones, small ones, round ones, wild ones, what­ever shape or size they’re a huge aspect of our indus­try, which is why our team of Bou­quet Tales ambas­sadors are work­ing hard to inspire and amaze bouquet-​makers every­where. Read more

Spring 2015 Business Law Changes

Spring 2015 Busi­ness Law Changes

The start of April saw the lat­est lot of busi­ness law changes take place, so get clued up to make sure you’re on top. Thanks to the Forum of Pri­vate Busi­ness for keep­ing us up-​to-​date, visit their web­site fpb​.org for tons of handy tips for run­ning your small (but beau­ti­ful!) busi­ness. Read more

NAFAS Gather Celebrity Support for 60K Lonely Bouquets

NAFAS Gather Celebrity Sup­port for 60K Lonely Bouquets

NAFAS (The National Asso­ci­a­tion of Flower Arrange­ment Soci­eties) plan to spread some joy with a giant push at the Lonely Bou­quet project tomor­row, in cel­e­bra­tion of National Flower Arrang­ing Day. The char­ity plans to dis­trib­ute over 60,000 bou­quets across the UK embrac­ing the con­cept for the secon… Read more

Powerful Design Files Created by Calla Challenge

Pow­er­ful Design Files Cre­ated by Calla Challenge

The peo­ple behind the Sim­ply Calla ini­tia­tive are devel­op­ing a series of passion-​fuelled, creatively-​charged design files with the aim to inspire and encour­age oth­ers to take a fresh look at colour and Calla. The first was recently pub­lished, and we have to say it’s prob­a­bly the most beautifully-​m… Read more


Tricks of the Trade

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Simply Spherical Cheats

Sim­ply Spher­i­cal Cheats

One of the eas­i­est ways to dec­o­rate tall vases is to use a foam sphere cov­ered in leaves. Sim­ply slot it into the mouth of the vase and décor the…

Double White Bible

Dou­ble White Bible

Make your­self a “white dou­ble” bible. Every design you make…be it a wreath, cross, pillow(all sizes), Gates of Heaven, fish, Black­pool tower, shark, domino etc etc.…log down how many stems…

Twist & Shake

Twist & Shake

We all know the strug­gle stiff buck­ets bring. If buck­ets get stuck together, instead of bash­ing and tug­ging, try rolling them on the ground with your foot until they separate.…..

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