Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands…


That is the Japanese proverb we have written above our shop door, and I well and truly agree with it.  Flowers make me happy, and I love the oohs and aahs that my staff make when we unpack a new delivery.  And then you have the smiles on the faces of the people that come into the shop.  Utterly priceless.  And the flowers do all the work!

So to put a smile on your face this rainy afternoon, here are some pictures of a few of our latest and most beautiful arrivals….

First of all, let me introduce to you the magnificently enormous Delphinium ‘Strawberry Fair’!  I am in love with the delicate lilac colours of this flower, and you only need a couple of these in a vase to make a statement.

Yes these are Chrysanthemums, and yes I do sell them in my shop and no, I’m not ashamed of it!  These are funky, vibrant flowers which usually last for at least 3 weeks in a vase… what’s not to love?

Paeony season has started and as well as the well known pink varieties, these gorgeous flowers come in shades of cream and dark red, like ‘Red Charm’.  The centre of this flower will continue to open over the next week or so until it resembles a big tissue paper pompom.  The scent isn’t as strong as some of the pink varieties, but it is still a stunning bloom.

I love the minty colouring of this Anthurium with its delicate pink veins, again a super long-lasting flower that looks great in a tropical arrangement, or with these colours, even matches in with a vintage theme.

And last but by no means least, one of our local lovelies… Calendula.  This plant is a herbal super-hero and can be found in a huge variety of creams, treating everything from eczema to burns and nappy rash.  Or you can scatter some of the petals over a salad to brighten up your lunch!  I love the vibrant faces of these flowers, and the fact that they have been grown on our own doorstep makes them even more amazing!

I hope I have made your cheeks ache from smiling so much – if I have brightened your afternoon for even 5 minutes, then I am a happy florist. Happy Thursday x

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