Mothers’ Day Workshops

We all know the feeling. Mothers’ Day comes round every year and it’s increasingly hard to come up with a gift that will make our loved one feel really special. While fresh flowers are of course a must, you could go the extra mile and book your mother (and perhaps...

TAKE THREE GFG’ers

KERI WALKER -  KERI THE FLORIST From being sprawled semi-naked in the Daily Mail to chivvying her neighbours into buying their girlfriends' Valentine bouquets, there is little that Keri Walker won't do in the name of flowers. A force of  nature in her native...

PLANT OF THE MONTH: ORCHIDS

Adding an instant touch of glamour to your home needn't cost the earth. A few pounds can buy you a glorious orchid and there’s a huge range of colours, shapes and sizes to choose from. Whether you favour the purity of white blooms or the showiness of purple stripes,...

TREND OF THE MONTH: DRIED FLOWERS

If your granny's dessicated, dusty blooms are the only thing you conjure up when someone mentions dried flowers, you're in for a treat. Because dried botanicals are back with a vengeance and they're gorgeous. Whether gracing the pages of Instagram or making...

REASONS TO BUY: MARCH

Definitely the first woman in your life and often the most important, your mother deserves only the best on her designated day! Mothering Sunday falls on March 31st this year and there are a plethora of floral tributes to make her feel extra special. From bouquets to...

Flowers by Christian Dior

The worlds of flowers and fashion have long been intertwined and one man is the epitome of this beautiful marriage. The late, great French fashion designer Christian Dior gloried in translating blooms into haute couture, much evidenced in the current exhibition at...

Meet the GFG’er

60 Seconds with Chris Ablett   MISS ELLE'S DESIGN FLORIST, LEVEN   Meet Chris Ablett, a third generation florist with a first class degree in Floristry. A former clinical psychologist, Chris is obsessed with floral design and likes nothing better than...

Meet the GFG’er

60 Seconds with Karen Lindsay   FLOWERS BY KAREN, KILMARNOCK  Meet Karen Lindsay who started as a Saturday girl in a florist at the age of 14 and has been running Flowers By Karen in Kilmarnock for nearly two decades. A passionate advocate for great customer...

Health Benefits of Plants

While it may seem obvious that surrounding yourself with gorgeous greenery is good for you, there are also some very specific benefits to be had. Whether you’re looking to ease your mind, rid the air of harmful toxins, get a great night’s sleep or even calm your...

Plants of the week

While a bunch of plump red roses is a magnificent thing, wowing your Valentine this year needn’t take the form of a bouquet. If you’re looking for something a little more long-lasting for your ever-lasting love, there are a host of heart-shaped plants that can send...