Meet The GFGer

60 Seconds with Jake Nicholson-Lailey   ABUNDIFLORA, GLASTONBURY  Meet Jake Nicholson-Lailey, proprietor of Abundiflora in Glastonbury. Putting together impromptu arrangements in his local church as a teenager led him into a career in floristry. It was a move...

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ANNE WHYSALL - ANNE WHYSALL FLORISTS, PONTESBURY, SHREWSBURY Being surrounded by flowers as a child led Anne into the floristry world. Her mum did a night course in flower arranging and her dad bought her mum flowers every week, just like his father did before him!...

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LORNA BROOKS - FULLERS FLOWERS, PRINCES RISBOROUGH A fifth generation florist based in Buckinghamshire, Lorna's great great grandmother sold flowers in markets. When she's not making up sensational, seasonal arrangments, she can often be seen delivering flowers in...

PLANTS OF THE MONTH: SUCCULENTS/CACTI

Wildly trendy, succulents can be seen adorning the homes of the stylish and feature in many a splashy Instagram post. And just to clear things up, cacti are also succulents but are defined by the presence of spikes. The feature that they share is their ability to...

PLANT OF THE MONTH: INDOOR ROSES

It turns out that roses aren't just the preserve of pretty English gardens. If you lack outdoor space but love the delicacy, fragrance and colour of this famed bloom, you can easily bring them indoors. Most varieties designed for interiors are miniature versions of...

Trend Of The Month: Urban Jungle

Adding high impact to your interiors couldn't be simpler when you invest in a plethora of indoor plants. The 'urban jungle' trend is here to stay and you can play with the concept in any way your heart desires. Whether you want to turn your sitting room into Jurassic...

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60 Seconds with Di Marvell   PETALS FLORIST, MARGATE  What started as a hobby for Di at the age of 20 had turned into a full blown floristry business by the time she was 21! Still trading nearly 30 years later, Di is the proud winner of  four Chelsea Flower Show...

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MORGAN-DOUGLAS NUTH - OLD OAK FLORISTS Presiding over two beautiful florist shops, one in Ascot and the other in Ealing, Morgan-Douglas is a force to be reckoned with in the world of flowers. A master at social media, he knows just how to showcase his lovely creations...

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...

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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...