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Roses are red... but so are tulips


Valentines Day is just a week away and whether you are planning on showering a special someone with treats, or avoiding the day altogether, it does give us an opportunity to discuss buying and giving flowers at a time of year when those grown in the UK are a bit thin on the ground. Especially when it comes to roses.



If you want to buy roses at this time of year, they are going to be imported. I am not going to profess being an expert on this topic but my personal choice is that I don't want to be buying flowers which have been flown half way around the world to get to me. In my opinion, there are some much better options that are kinder to the environment!


So, what are they? Here are my top three ideas for a greener flowers this February...


British grown flowers


Whilst British grown flowers may be thin on the ground at this time of year, they are not non-existent. All of the flowers we will be using for our Valentines Day flowers, will be British grown and will include flowers such as Tulips, Narcissus, Hyacinths and Sweet Williams. They will be bursting with the fresh scent of Spring and guarenteed to put a smile on anyones face.


But it obviously isn't spring yet and if you take a peek into your own garden, you most likely won't spot any Tulips or Daffodils growing, so these flowers, whilst British grown, will have had some help in order to get going so early in the year - normally in the form of heated tunnel. So whilst maybe more sustainable than roses from abroad, there are other greener options, if that's what you are looking for.



Dried flowers


Flowers picked from our patch in the height of the growing season and carefully dried, these flowers are a wonderful reminder of hazy summer days and what's more, they will last you for years to come. Dried flowers have come back into popularity in recent years, with their faded, muted colours and delicate look and they are a fantastic, sustainable option for gift giving at this time of year. Our dried flowers are available as a bouquet, or as a dried flower wreath or bespoke designs can be ordered.








But what if your chosen recipient is really NOT into dried flowers? Well, my final and unbeatable sustainable option is:


Vouchers


The perfect gift for any flower lover, vouchers will mean they can choose the season in which they would like to recieve their British grown flowers. Or even better, why make them choose? Why not gift a 3 month flower subscription, so that they can recieve a gorgeous bunch of fresh flowers, 3 months in a row, starting from a date of their choosing.









So there are many ways to give greener flowery gifts at this time of year! Our flowers are now available to pre-order for Valentine's Day and we can even deliver them to your chosen lucky person if they are local. So get in touch to see how we can help!


Lucy xx


P.S Don't forget, if you sign up to our mailing list here, you can recieve 10% off your first order.







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