Create your own British Flowers Week floral display
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Support your local Surrey florists and make a pretty window display to celebrate British Flowers Week from June 15-21
Now that non-essential shops have been allowed to welcome customers inside, Surrey’s independent florists are once again open for business and with it being British Flowers Week, what better time to support them and the local growers?
Founded by New Covent Garden Market in 2013, British Flowers Week is an annual, national celebration of the wealth and variety of British cut flowers, plants and foliage.
This year the campaign is calling on UK residents to show their support by creating a flower window or arrangement in their home or place of work, preferably in a place where passers-by can enjoy them too.
It could be as simple as a single stem, a handpicked bunch or even a drawing of some flowers you have seen on your daily walk.
Alison Howe from Mad Lilies, in Banstead, is supporting the scheme and says this time of year is the perfect time to get acquainted with different types of British flowers thanks to the abundance that can be found on the doorstep.
“June is awash with Peonies and Sweet Peas – it’s also the time that the British Rose starts to burst forth - my absolute favourite is Margaret Merrill as it has a heavenly scent,” she says.
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“Examples of early English summer garden flowers also include plox, larkspur, delphinium, early hydrangea, scabious, snapdragons, nigella, lavatera, godetia, lavender, campanula, astrantia, mint, clematis, jasmine plus lots of summer green foliage including beech, birch and hornbeam.
“We’re working with Heidi of Beehaven Flower Farm in Ockley, who is keeping us stocked with gorgeous British flowers.”
For ideas on how to create a flower display, visit https://www.britishflowersweek.com/