The White Horse Flower Company

Dahlia flower arch

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Guest post Emma Davies

What an epic end to the dahlia season. Lindsey from The White Horse Flower Company volunteered to create an arch with Claire's flowers, and she overdelivered:

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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As a side note, if you've been wondering how to make Instagram Stories work for you, follow Lindsey for a bit and see how she does it. They are true behind the scenes insights into her working day, engagingly done. 

Thank you to premier Hampshire wedding location Clock Barn and Tufton Warren for your hospitality.

Jay Archer

Jay agreed to do "something big" for the British Flowers Book this month - and she didn't disappoint:

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A quick behind the scenes:

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The April Photo shoot

The April Photo shoot

Each month last year we got a talented florist, and gave them a couple of buckets of flowers for them to make seasonal displays with. With little direction and even less warning of what flowers they were likely to be getting, the bouquets and arrangements reflected their style and ability to work with seasonal flowers. Caroline Davy got the Parrot Tulips in April

The March Photo shoot

The March Photo shoot

Each month last year we got a talented florist, and gave them a couple of buckets of flowers for them to make seasonal displays with. With little direction and even less warning of what flowers they were likely to be getting, the bouquets and arrangements reflected their style and ability to work with seasonal flowers.