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British Flowers Week Day #1 designs: architectural miracles from Mary-Jane Vaughan

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Each year, florists representing the crème de la crème of the floristry industry are chosen to take part in a special photoshoot for British Flowers Week, showcasing truly spectacular best-in-class designs. Today is Day #1 and so the first designs by Mary-Jane Vaughan have been revealed! We’re off to a spectacular start as the renowned florist has created three architectural miracles inspired by the work of her favourite British architect, Dame Zaha Hadid OBE.

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British Flowers Week 2017 starts today: here’s what to expect

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It’s finally time to welcome a special event now firmly established on the flower calendar with a huge and growing popularity, and it’s a sure-fire sign that summer is well on its way; British Flowers Week begins today!

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Lonely Bouquet Day 2017 happens on June 25th — get your free tags!

Now in its fifth year running, Emily Avenson’s Lonely Bouquet initiative has taken the flower world by storm with thousands taking part and numerous spin-offs popping up around the globe. There’s a dedicated day for doing the good deed and so Emily, who runs gorgeous flower blog Fleuropean and is in our ‘People who made us Smile’ feature in our Jubilee edition, is gearing up to celebrate for the fifth time on June 25th — International Lonely Bouquet Day 2017.

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Florists compete in front of thousands at BBC Gardeners’ World Live!

BBC Gardeners’ World Live has kicked off today and this year the famous show, which welcomes nearly 90,000 visitors, is bringing professional floristry to its huge audience on a new scale.

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Why consumers are switching to shop small & how can we keep them coming

According to a recent survey by small business lender Liberis, 8 out of 10 consumers prefer using a smaller, independent business over larger stores. Liberis carried out the survey to discover consumer attitudes towards small businesses. 65% of respondents noted that although ‘independents’ can be more expensive, the benefits outweighed the costs as almost half (48%) said they shopped small to help boost their local economy and support their community.

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