Dahlia flower arch
ED: What do you love about using British flowers?
LK: "Their abundance and continuous evolution through the seasons. It’s refreshing to get a flush of something and then have to wait until the next flush of flowers arrives. I love their freshness - knowing they’re often cut to order makes them particularly special.:
ED: Where do you source your British flowers?
LK: "Wherever I can. I buy as locally as possible and as much as possible."
ED: What would you like to see change in the industry? How could growers/ suppliers make it easier for florists to buy British flowers?
LK: "This is my main issue. I could travel all day driving and gathering buckets from growers in Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire but this then cancels out all the green credentials as I clock up dirty diesel mileage. Add to this I don’t have the luxury of time to do it. So a hub or central market would really be my ideal solution. It’s probably the single thing that stops me buying more British Flowers."
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