The Taming of the Shrew...?

12 October 2012

A lovely June wedding at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre...
Photograph courtesy of Julia Boggio Photography

The Good Florist Guide

2 May 2012


Linda Cottee Flower in London has been accepted for the Good Florist Guide (GFG), a web based directory of the finest florists in the UK. This prestigious accolade is only awarded to florists who really make the grade and allows customers to have an extra level of confidence that they are buying from the best.

Each florist shop or freelance florist invited to be in the guide has to pass a rigorous evaluation process before being approved. This meant Linda Cottee Flowers had to submit a detailed description of their floristry business, including range available and services offered as well as images of the workshop, their design work, their team and even the delivery vehicle!

But GFG businesses aren’t just some of the best looking, they also offer the very best value when it comes to buying bespoke floristry and flowers because not only are they true craftsmen but have the very best product knowledge to make sure the flowers and plants you buy from them will last for ages.

Commenting on their success Linda Cottee of Linda Cottee Flowers Ltd. said; ‘We are delighted to be accepted into the Good Florist Guide. We are passionate about flowers, design, quality and the service we give to each of our customers so it is wonderful to have this recognised.’

Caroline Marshall-Foster, the UK’s leading expert on independent bespoke florists, is responsible for setting up the Good Florist Guide. Editor of Florist & Wholesale Buyer magazine, the florist industry’s bible, and owner of Wordhouse Publishing Group, a multi-faceted company providing services to all sectors of the flower industry, the Good Florist Guide is Caroline’s way of sharing the knowledge she has gained through years in the industry.

Caroline says, “You can buy flowers virtually anywhere these days. But nothing really beats the experience of receiving fabulous flowers from a truly bespoke florist and without it costing an arm or a leg. The Good Florist Guide is my way of sharing all that is good about floristry. It allows consumers to know that the florist they use is able and willing to go the extra mile and make all their purchases, big or small, truly special.”


Wear It Pink day – 28 October 2011

18 October 2011

All our flowers will be “dressed” in pink next week and we will be donating £2 per display to the Breast Cancer Campaign

Two weddings and a Ruby Wedding Anniversary party

17 May 2011

Just one weekend and three big events....busy,busy,busy!

There are so many gorgeous seasonal flowers around at the moment which are a joy to work with – big, blousy paeonies; dainty, fragrant sweet peas; zesty, lime green alcamilla mollis...... and, maybe more importantly, all British-grown.

And some flowers that are not quite so much of a joy to work with, like the spikey May blossom and thorny roses – but still look stunning...


National Wedding Show Day One

19 February 2011