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The Auction… Uncovered

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Flowervision’s Dutch Report – Part 1

Flowervision London recently took a trip to Holland with a small group of customers where they visited the famous flower Auction, their buying partners at Duyvenvoorde and four flower growers.

The dedicated team returned with armfuls of invaluable new knowledge and ideas, and they want to share it all with you! So here’s part one of five – Flowervision reporting back from the epicentre of the industry… The Auction.

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Wiring vs Gluing… Which team are you on?

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Corsage Creations have released their latest catalogue packed full of tons of brand new tools to make those wrist corsages and button holes as simple and stylish as possible. (Read on for a ‘how to glue a corsage’ guide and tips from other florists)

Plus it’ll soon be time to start promo for the proms and wedding season is once again on the horizon, when Corsage Creations’ ready-made wristlets will come in super-handy. 

So preparation for summer is well under-way, but there’s still one question on everyone’s lips… how do you make yours?

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Neon Anemones… Yes or Yuck?!

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You may remember the great rainbow rose debate back in March last year… Literally hundreds of you sounded your disgust at artificially dyed roses. No matter how bright and cheerful those colours may be, you just couldn’t stomach the thought that they weren’t natural.

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Apprentice Florists Glitter at Glam Awards

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Ever wondered what it’s like to set the scene for a large-scale, high-profile event in a huge venue… Say, for example, a glamorous awards ceremony where highly skilled professionals from different trades are rewarded for excellence in their various fields?

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Yorkshire Florist Celebrates 40 Years in Business

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Adrienne Florist in Leeds is celebrating its 40th year in business this November. Run by passionate florist Adrienne Prest and her team of six, the busy Interflora shop supply a large amount of corporate work, keep locals happy with a wide range of floral gifts and arrangements, and serves as florist to the stars for a certain Yorkshire Dales based soap opera!

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Come Fly With Flowers…

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Ever wondered how far your blooms have travelled before they reach your flower stand? It’s easy to forget about all that they go through after being plucked from the ground – often far, far away from where they’ll end up.

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A Fresh and Fruity Lunchtime

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Caroline and Hannah had the pleasure of attending the New Covent Garden Market annual bash which took place at Brunswick House in Vauxhall – just minutes away from the market itself. They enjoyed mixing with floral people whilst admiring the fantastic displays adorning the venue, designed by Sophie Hanna with aid from Floris Van Den Hoed.

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The Making of the Solitary Bee

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Here’s an extra-special behind the scenes look at what one RHS Chelsea exhibitor had hidden up her sleeve for 2013.

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The Big Artificial Argument

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We took to Facebook to find out your opinions on the artificial colouring of roses and we were absolutely inundated with responses! The majority vote screams ‘Yuk!’ but there were some good arguments in favour too. Unfortunately we can’t publish all of your views but here’s a few, picked from among the hundreds!

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Advice for Aches and Pains

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We know florists are not afraid of hard work but sometimes the tougher sides of the job can cause real problems; Beverly Voyer asked the Florists of Facebook page for help with a common florist ailment.

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Snatch that Bride-to-be

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Susan Occhino ‘Dutch BulbLady’ asked Florists page for any top tips on how to sweep a bride off her feet at your first meeting.

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To Glue or not to Glue


glue corsageHelen Mercer asked about gluing on The Florists of Facebook page … it caused a mixed reaction.

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