It has been a year since I last posted, and, I thought it would be good to do a round up. What has changed, how has the business grown or developed and what does the year ahead bring for us. Well, 2020 was some year to have a new business. The business started in December 2019 and not 3 months after starting we were hit with Lockdown 1. To begin with like everyone I didn't know what to expect... the flower market was shut, the wholesalers were not delivering and it was still early in the ... Read More about One Year On
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