• 11.6.19

I have been asked a lot recently about how I started my flower cutting garden and what tips I could give so I will be writing the post next week on 'How I Started My Flower Cutting Garden' this week as it is British flower week 10 - 16th June I wanted to give a little bit on why I created Wrap & Grow Flower Wrap Gift Sets.

My cutting garden last July was in full bloom and I wanted it to last as long as possible. As Sarah Raven says a cutting garden is where you "Cut flowers and they come again'. I released I needed to be cutting lots so the beautiful blooms didn't go to seed like Sweetpeas easily can if left without cutting. 

I had filled my house with beautiful blooms but I didn't have an easy way to wrap and gift flowers to friends and family who would appreciate them. I looked for some pretty flower wrap and personal stickers but I was unable to find them easily.

I decided to design my own and create a set which was easy to keep and use as needed. As a mum, I am always conscious of leaving the world in good condition for our children. I knew the products had to be eco-friendly and made in Britain. 

As I am not alone and I know many of us are taking up growing flowers for a hobby, to fill our home, for a wedding or just to add a little calm to our lives. I believe we will all like to try and wrap flowers for family and friends. Whether we grow them or buy local flowers, it's fun learning and bringing joy with flowers.

For ideas on how to use the flower Wrap & Grow gift sets take a peek at the Pinterest boards here and keep an eye on Instagram where pictures are posted daily. Below is an example of what is possible with one flower wrap gift set. 

Flower Wrapping Inspiration using Coral Flower Wrap & Grow Gift Set
Now is a great time to order a Wrap & Grow Flower Set ready for your abundance of flowers blloming or try now with local flowers this British Flowers Week. As June is the month of British Flower Week there is currently 20% off with voucher code Britishflowers20 and free UK delivery. Offer ends June 30th 2019 and is subject to availability.

If you would like step by step instructions on How To Wrap A Flower Bouquet in Six Steps see this blog post or if you would like to Celebrate British flowers week take a look. To keep up to date with Inspired Living Now join the newsletter we would love to have you. 

Homegrown flowers from the cutting garden last summer 2018. 

Homegrown Cut Flowers - Dahlia's, Cosmos)

Let's Celebrate British Flowers Week 10 - 16 June 2019

  • 5.6.19

Excited to be supporting and cheering on British Flower growers and sellers this June for British Flowers Week. This week-long celebration of British-grown cut flowers and foliage aims to bring British flowers back into British homes.

There is a wonderful exhibition of British flowers at the Garden Museum with Gardens Illustrated. The campaign from New Covent Garden Market's brings together florists, flower growers, wholesalers and flower lovers, encouraging them to put Britain’s best blooms on display.

There are many events going on around the UK including flower workshops, talks, open gardens to exhibitions and more. Follow #BritishFlowersweek on social media or you can keep an eye on the British Flower Week website to see more information on events near you. I am keen to try a flower crown workshop this year as they look so much fun!

Flowers grown in Britain are like strawberries you pick off the bush in your garden or ones you pick at a local farm. The strawberries always taste much juicier, with a fuller flavour and with natural colours. While others massed grown can lose their smell and taste of water.

If the flowers are in season and haven’t crossed thousands of miles, they are the ones for me every-time. They last longer in the vase at home, save on flower carbon footprints and who doesn’t want to see more beautiful fields of flowers in Britain?

I have been researching flower farms where you can pick your own flowers or buy seasonal buckets of flowers. Ideal for DIY wedding parties, afternoon tea flower arranging events and so much more.

Take a look at British flowers week for sellers at the New Convent Garden Market and selected favourite florists and artisan growers.

If you would like to find a local flower farm, event or workshop then take a peek at the Flowers From The Farm map. I love this map and it's great to see the number of British flower farms growing.

Our support for British Flower Week is buying British flowers and the launch of the specially designed Coral Flower Wrap Gift Set. Designed exclusively for British Flowers Week and is inspired by “Living Coral” Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019. All materials are eco-friendly and Made in Britain, hand packed in Hampshire with love.

As a special offer for British Flower Week, there is a 20% off Voucher code BRITISHFLOWERS20 to use at - Ideal to wrap a special British flower bouquet for someone special this June.

Let’s make Britain Bloom together and buy British flowers!

British Flowers links for flower ideas and information

Free download to British flowers by seasons on this handy downloadable British Flower Calendar.

Flower Farms Map of Britain

Buying British Flowers

Keep up to date with British Flowers Week

British Flowers Pinterest Board

Social media hashtag to follow #BritishFlowersWeek and #WrapandGrow
Come say hello @kellyrideout_design and let's chat all about flowers!

Coral Flower Wrap Gift Set voucher code BritishFlowers20
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