Keep the love alive

How to make those Valentine’s flowers last longer A stunning bouquet of roses, or indeed any other flower, has arrived and that first flush of romantic delight quickly changes into blind panic … how to keep them alive! Help is at hand with the Good Florist Guide’s...

How not to buy flowers

Good Florist Guide gives words of wisdom on what to do this Valentine’s Where you buy your Valentine flowers from says a whole load about how you rate your loved one. And while we know there are many who will appreciate the fact you bought them any flowers at all, we...

The Paper Studio becomes official supplier to Good Florist Guide

Grant McGowan of The Paper Studio has become the latest supplier to support the Good Florist Guide concept. Grant, who regularly supports initiatives in the industry, including The Lonely Bouquet. British Flowers Week and is sponsoring Laura Thornton (the singing florist from BBC’s Michael McIntyre Big Show) the guest singer at this year’s BFA Fleurex Gala Dinner, approached the GFG panel to see how he could help.

Supporters line up for Good Florist Guide

The first three wholesalers to pledge their moral support for the Good Florist Guide concept have been announced. Tom Brown Wholesale in London SE12, SouthEast Flowers in Ashford, Kent and FleuraMetz, who offer a national delivery service as well as cash and carry operations in Glasgow, Dublin and London. No money changes hands but all three companies have committed their help to spread the word and encourage their customers to be part of GFG, a movement which aims to highlight the very best florist shops, studios and event florists in the UK.

Meet your advisory panel! 60 seconds with Lesley Nash

Meet Lesley Nash, funeral florist extraordinaire and owner of Jennifleurs florist in Colchester. With 26 years experience, Lesley has a sharp eye for good floral workmanship and the business brain for the finer details of retail floristry. Why did you decide to join...

Meet your advisory panel! 60 seconds with Nikki Meader

Meet advisory panel member Nikki Meader, owner of West Malling Flowers in Kent which won BFA Retail Florist of the Year 2015. Nikki grew up immersed in flowers with a florist mum and greengrocer dad and returned to her roots opening West Malling Flowers in 2011. Why...