Beautiful Blooms for Mother

Mothering Sunday is rapidly approaching and I went down to meet the friendly folk at Leicester’s finest quality, independent florists, Flowerworks, to see how they are preparing for one of the busiest times of the year.

Flowerworks beautiful displays always lighten my mood when I am walking down Loseby Lane and have been doing so for many years, so it was lovely to go and speak to them and find out a little bit more about what makes them tick!

Unsurprisingly, it’s a real passion for the beautiful, and the unusual, that makes them tick. They get fresh flower deliveries every day and create stunning hand tied bouquets bespoke to your order – or you can run in and grab a pre-tied bouquet if you haven’t got much time. With a coordinated range of packaging they have an incredibly sleek and professional feel and tell me that people come back time and time again because they know that they will always receive flowers with a real ‘wow’ factor, presented wonderfully.

They keep the flowers in tip-top condition in their giant flower fridge – the display is a feast for the eyes as you walk in! Now that the Mother’s Day deliveries are wending their way into the store, it will be even more vibrant and full.

If cut flowers aren’t your mum’s bag, you can also pick up plants at Flowerworks. I really liked the way they are presented in biodegradeable pots – every little effort helps when it comes to sustainability. There are cacti and succulents, as well as some beautiful little flowers. Naturally they will have a longer life than the cut flowers, although the quality of the cut flowers means that they can guarentee 7-10 days on them (but between me and you some will last a little longer).

If you want to learn more about creating fantastic floral arrangements yourself, you can also attend one of their flower school sessions, which feature a whole range of different skills, tips and techniques you can use at home. I love the sound of the terrerarium workshop personally – they’re all the rage now don’t you know, just like in the Victorian period! How delightfully steampunk.

So step away from the garage forecourt. Treat your mum as she deserves and get her a beautiful arrangement this year – you can choose from her old favourites or perhaps pick out some of the more unusual blooms that you won’t see anywhere else. The team have a great eye for colour and will be happy to make recommendations for you so you find something that suits your mum down to the ground.

Viva Independent Leicester!


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