The Flower Shed Sussex is striving to be as sustainable as possible. I don't know about you, but, before I came into floristry it never occurred to me that floristry could be such an environmentally unfriendly business. Apart from the carbon footprint of getting flowers, there is also the mountains of paraphernalia which comes with the world of floristry. Who knew? Chicken wire, floral foam, cable ties, plastic test tubes, cellophane the list is actually endless. So what are we doing ... Read More about The Sustainable Florist!
Who would have thought that just a few months after Christmas the world would be experiencing a pandemic. The world seems surreal and a little scary. The UK is now slowly moving towards a lockdown. We are advised to self-isolate in order to slow down the spread of the corona virus. For some people this will be a particularly trying time, especially those who are elderly or live alone. Today, the day after Mother's Day, I am tidying the studio and preparing for what might be a lengthy ... Read More about Self Isolating – Covid 19
As we move into a new season, with longer and brighter days, you can't deny that there is something so exiting about the onset of Spring. With lighter evenings, suddenly everything looks so fresh and new. The little peaks of spring flowers bursting through outside 'The Shed' mean you have to smile a little and it does put a little spring in your step.. The psychological benefits of flowers and plants are well documented. Flowers do more than brighten a room, they also have an uplifting ... Read More about Say it with flowers
Christmas has been and gone and a new year is about to come in. The shortest day has passed but still the nights are long and the mornings are dark. This is supposedly the time of year when more of us feel blue than at any other time of the year according to a number of surveys which we are presented with on the various media channels. A quick search on google comes up with 200,000,000 search results on the meaning and research on 'January blues'. However, here at The Flower Shed Sussex, ... Read More about January Blues
Despite the cold and frosty mornings, here at the flower studio we take great joy in playing with foliage to make wreaths and garlands. The smell alone of pinus is enough to ensure we all feel christmassy. For us Christmas means beautiful amaryllis in reds and whites and amble of foliage including lots of pinus and eucalyptus. We create metres of garlands for decking staircases and fireplaces. The studio has buckets of ilex, the beautiful red berries are included in our garlands and ... Read More about Christmas