Last Sunday, 29th June, was International Lonely Bouquet Day. A day when florists around the world leave a small bouquet somewhere special for someone to find! I think this is an absolutely brilliant idea and, as the date is also my Birthday, I decided to leave three bouquets in my favourite places.
One bouquet was left at the Royal William Yard at Stonehouse, and was found by a lovely man form Cardiff who was down in Plymouth on a break with his partner, it really made his day!
My other two lonely bouquets were left in Plymbridge Woods, a place I walk through often with our dog Jess. I was a little concerned that no one would find these as it was a little later in the day, however, I had two lovely emails telling me that they had been found! One by Jessica and Brad, and another by this lovely dog Portia and her owner Heidi!
I was really pleased to have taken part in this fantastic event and can’t wait to do it again next year!
On another note, this weekend brings another fab Wedding Fair at Langdon Court. The event is running from 1pm, so if you are looking for some great suppliers for your big day, then do pop along and see us!
Friday, 27 June 2014
This week has been a huge step at Hannah Burnett Florist! I have a lovely new sign written van, all ready for deliveries in and around Plymouth! If you would like to have beautifully fresh flowers delivered, then don't forget you can order online or by phone everyday!
This week has also seen my Little Things Charity workshop. A lovely collection of ladies from all across Plymouth (and as far away as Chagford!) came along to learn how to make a hand tied bouquet and a modern arrangement. We managed to raise £50 for Little Things! Which was a great effort - Thank you to all who came along.
More workshops coming soon! Keep up to date at my workshops page or sign up for news by sending me your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Did you know that this week, June 16th – 20th, is British Flower Week?
What is British Flowers Week?
A week‐long celebration of the wealth and variety of the Best of British cut flowers and foliage, championed by New Covent Garden Flower Market
What’s it all about?
British growers have been sending to London’s famous Flower Market for centuries, and whilst cut flower production is now a global business, British flowers and foliage are enjoying a long-awaited resurgence in interest.
The Flower Market initiated the first ever British Flowers Week in June 2013, and its social media campaign reached over 200,000 people via Twitter, facebook and newcoventgardenmarket.com
So, now you know! British Flowers Week is a great opportunity to learn more about your local growers and wholesalers. A lot of you may not even know what local growers are close to your home, particularly if you live in the Westcountry.
Take the chance this week, while the weather is gorgeously sunny, and find out more about a grower near you! You can find out lots on facebook and twitter, simply by following #britishflowersweek. Or if you don’t have the time for all that, then nip to your local florist or road side trader and ask to purchase a bunch of locally grown flowers and do your bit towards this fantastic industry!