The Daily Fleur

I'm a girl surrounded by flowers.
October must be a quiet time for florists, I’ve a shop full of flowers and no-one to sell them to. Such a shame. We’ve got road works outside our shop and the promise of a new supermarket at the end of the street. It’ll include a florist I believe, I’m sure you can hear me quaking in my boots. Forecourt flowers are to floristry what McDonalds is to fine dining. Everybody knows the difference, right?

October must be a quiet time for florists, I’ve a shop full of flowers and no-one to sell them to. Such a shame. We’ve got road works outside our shop and the promise of a new supermarket at the end of the street. It’ll include a florist I believe, I’m sure you can hear me quaking in my boots. Forecourt flowers are to floristry what McDonalds is to fine dining. Everybody knows the difference, right?

The sun returned last week for a final farewell and we all felt her warmth on our backs once more, which was wonderful because this week the temperature plummeted and somebody told me that next week it’s going to snow…

The sun returned last week for a final farewell and we all felt her warmth on our backs once more, which was wonderful because this week the temperature plummeted and somebody told me that next week it’s going to snow…

Autumnal Bouquets are the order of the day!

Autumnal Bouquets are the order of the day!

Here I’m making 3 pastel coloured table centre-pieces for a birthday lunch some kind fella is throwing for his Mum. 

I’m using that wet foam again; it holds the flowers perfectly in place and feeds them much needed water for days to come. And I’ve secured it to the dish with pot tape, not certain why it’s called that but it’s from the duct tape family for sure.

Next I have to green up! The key to making this look good is in the variety of foliage I use, ivy, ruscus, eucalyptus etc. The different forms keep it looking interesting even before the flowers go in.

Finally, I can add the flowers. The customer asked for pastel shades so I’m sticking anything in that’s along those lines, sweet peas, freesias, roses, nerines etc.

I think they look lovely.

One thing we get asked constantly here at Flowers on the Corner is “Are those real?”. I can understand that if you don’t get to see a lot of flowers the mind can boggle over their origins but knowing we only deal in real, quality flowers, my mind boggles at how anyone can think otherwise. The fact is, the world is full of magical and bizarre looking blooms and we try to stock as many varieties as we can.
This is an Anthurium, they come in many colours and sizes and are a standard feature in our signature bouquets. Yes, they look a bit rude. No, I can’t tell you what my Dad calls them… 

One thing we get asked constantly here at Flowers on the Corner is “Are those real?”. I can understand that if you don’t get to see a lot of flowers the mind can boggle over their origins but knowing we only deal in real, quality flowers, my mind boggles at how anyone can think otherwise. The fact is, the world is full of magical and bizarre looking blooms and we try to stock as many varieties as we can.

This is an Anthurium, they come in many colours and sizes and are a standard feature in our signature bouquets. Yes, they look a bit rude. No, I can’t tell you what my Dad calls them… 

The other day I popped into town to pick myself up some green tea. I’m sure I’m not the only person that thought green tea was green tea, end of story but I was pleased to discover it is way more interesting than that. I came away with 100g of loose Japanese Cherry Sencha, tea which maintains its naturally green colour whilst managing to smell and taste like bubblegum. The great thing being that we have an exceptional tea shop here in Wrexham town and one whose proprietor was kind enough to blend me a sample of a future ‘Flowers on the Corner Tea’. 

Coming soon exclusively to Flowers on the Corner.

We had a new supplier visit us this week, another Dutch man and his van. It’s was half the size of Lorenz’s lorry but he had some very unusual blooms, I chose this wrap of mixed foliage. Beautiful.

Look at the colour on that!

Mmm, check out these chocolatey Cosmos ‘Black Beauty’ that came in today, they’re black in the shop and red in the sun. It’s not really possible to get black flowers or black anything for that matter, I’ve noticed most blacks are just as dark as dark can be.

I wish you could smell them, it’s uncanny!

Beautiful Antique Roses…