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    Thank you so very much for your kind assistance. I know my sister will be thrilled with her vibrant arrangement - I sincerely appreciate your help this afternoon.

    Heidi Smith

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    To all at Kimberley's - Just a little note to say a huge thank you for our flower arrangements and bouquets. They looked absolutely beautiful and we received many compliments! You really helped to make our day perfect!

    Cat & Adrian

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    Kimberley and her team did our wedding flowers at Cadbury House on Thursday, what can I say, they were absolutely beautiful.
    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

    Sara Kneller

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    Thank you so much for making our bouquets and button holes for our wedding day. They were stunning. We cannot thank you enough.

    Rachel & Aaron Williams

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    Very happy with the sevice we received from Kimberley's the florist. We ordered flowers and a plant as thank you gifts for relatives at our recent wedding (28th Oct). The staff were very helpful, friendly and delivered the flowers in good time to our venue. Would highly recommend.

    Michelle Wheat

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    You may not be aware but British Flowers Week runs from Monday 18th June to Sunday 24th June.

    It was originally started by the New Covent Garden Flower MarketFlower Market in 2013 and is an annual celebration of the variety and beauty of British cut flowers and foliage. Promoted by members of the British Florist Association, it shines a spotlight of the flower industry in this country, especially independent florists such as ourselves.

    The aims of the week are to:

    • Showcase our great variety of British flowers through fantastic floristry
    • Raise awareness of which flowers are in bloom which season in Britain
    • Encourage the public to buy more flowers!

    I suspect we are all looking for simple ways to escape the stresses of everyday life and embrace the relaxing effects of mindfulness.  Now you can move towards inner peace with your choice of house plant.

    Way back in the fourteenth century Zen Buddhists were creating beautiful gardens to complement and enhance their meditation techniques.  Zen plants were recognised as helping to achieve this.

    I have long thought it but now a scientific university study has confirmed that flowers are a natural way of improving your emotional health.

    Jeannette Haviland-Jones is a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and a lead researcher on the subject. She claims that “what’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way”.

    Following a ten month study, researchers concluded that flowers have an immediate impact on levels of happiness. When they received flowers all participants in the study reported having ‘true’ or ‘excited’ smiles and said they had feelings of gratitude and delight.

    I have noticed differing trends in choices for wedding flowers in recent years. It was all antique roses for a while then wildflowers became everybody’s favourite. So what will be this year’s trend?

    According to Ellie Jauncey of the Flower Appreciation Society, quoted recently in The Telegraph, there will be “a shift away from the country-style, jam jar shoving-in approach.” She believes this year will see displays that are “much more considered, because Instagram has made the expectations brides have so much higher. Every flower has to be placed perfectly.”

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I expect many of you are preparing to buy a bouquet for your beloved. The question is – what type of flowers does she actually like? 

    You may happen to know what her favourites are and, if so, then you are obviously on to a winner. If not, though, you may need to do a little detective work.

    If she regularly has flowers in the home then that is a good start. Providing you know what kind they are, of course! If not, you can always take a quick photo on your phone and then have a look on the internet to identify them. Alternatively pop in to see us and we will help you to name them.

    You may have to use your charm and interrogation skills too. Have a chat with her mum, best friend or sister and see what they can tell you. Almost certainly they will be able to point you in the right direction.

     
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