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Flowers for Ukraine

How can I help Ukraine with flowers? Blue for the sky and yellow for the fields of wheat, Ukraine's flag is colourful and distinctive. With the crisis in Ukraine continuing and with your help, I have decided to dedicate another posy week to support the humanitarian crisis. I will create a blue and yellow British flower posy for delivery date June 10th 2022. As before, all proceeds will go to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. In February, the blue and yellow British flower posy featured daffodils, mimosa, tulips and blue hyacinth. I'll have to get my thinking cap on as to what best summer flowers to use. Maybe cornflowers, iris, delphiniums, sunflowers... We'll just have to see what's ready for picking that week! If you'd like to receive...

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Competition to win a year of MeadowSweet posies

In it to win it! We are a small business in Dorset, growing flowers and sourcing flowers from other British growers. Every week we create a new composition using the best of what is available that week. We've been going for over five years and no two weeks have ever been the same! Typically, posies contain about ten different ingredients. Some you may know and some you may not know. Our expertly-arranged posies come with an information sheet to let you know what everything is and where it has come from. UK subscriptions are sent with a glass jar (made in the UK with recycled glass content) with the first delivery that is a perfect fit for your posy. Creating...

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Are flower subscriptions worth it?

Flowers have been exchanged as gifts ever since the Ancient Egyptian times. They are given in celebration of a special occasion, to make someone feel happier and cared for, to lift spirits in illness or after a bereavement and as a symbol of love and affection.  Flower bouquets are given as a one-off gesture and to provide instant joy and impact to the recipient. A flower subscription is different as the recipient continues to receive flowers at regular intervals for a set period of time or from that point onwards. Typically it best suits someone who is a "real flower-lover".  The great thing about a flower subscription is that it is a thoughtful way to show ongoing affection for the recipient from the giver. It is a...

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Are cut flowers bad for the environment?

Are cut flowers sustainable? It's now common for us to ask where our food comes from and supermarkets make a point of sourcing British meat and vegetables and telling us about it. So what about where our flowers come from? The cut flower industry in the UK consists of close to 90% imported flowers and just over 10% British. It didn't use to be like this. In the 1970s there was a flourishing (geddit!) British flower scene but, over the following decades, large scale, automated production in Holland and further afield led to most British growers being outcompeted. Recently, there has been a movement of small-scale growers and more established large-scale family-run nurseries, found often in the 'South Holland' region of East Anglia, to reignite the passion and pride there once was for British...

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