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Mum’s The Word

Yeah yeah yeah.... I hear you ... another Hall Mark occasion right ? WRONG There is nothing cynical about this date in your diary. Even if your Mum is not your favourite person and you have no intention of buying her some £1.50 daffs ( it happens ) We all have a...

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Our New Babies

I have three beautiful children, two were planned and one was a wonderful unexpected gift. Since her arrival I do everything in threes....much to the amusement of my family . I am ' three' obsessed. Some of my customers will also be rolling their eyes as they read...

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The Next station is …..

Haywards Heath !! Serious excitement in the go botanica camp as we prepare to launch our new shop at Haywards Heath Railway station on May 24th. There has actually been a florist trading at this busy little station for thirty years or so and we are delighted to be...

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The house that Zac built

This month has mostly been celebrating the arrival of spring, tucking away our thermals and basking in the Shards of sunlight dancing their way around the shop. The go botanica girls have been busy bees , with barely time to catch our breath since our busiest Mothers...

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Get To The Point

Hot on Cupids heels follows Mothering Sunday this year. It feels like we have barely picked the last thorns from our sore and swollen hands and here we are bracing ourselves once again. There is always a flurry of excitement and a cheery air at the stands as the...

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SWALK

Whilst February will be spent in a red rose blur, January by sharp contrast was all about African sunshine, the squeakiest whitest sands of Zanzibar, wildlife, fabulous scenery and family love. My primary reason for going to Tanzania was to visit my brother and his...

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Nautical Nuptials

Now, there is nothing I like better than a bit of a challenge..oh , wait ...I'm also partial to a sumptuous winter wedding. Well I hit the jackpot last month with a job that will keep me smiling smugly to myself for months to come. This Bride knew EXACTLY what she...

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa , it's only November and I can already feel the tightening in my chest...the yearly angst ...this year for Christmas I would like an Elf all of my own ..... 1. Ask the children ( all adult ! ) to write their lists 2. Christmas shopping ...I loathe shopping...

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Brief-ly

Interpreting the contents of another persons dream wedding, event or even funeral tribute can be a tall order. It is one thing to be a skilled florist bursting with enthusiasm and fresh ideas but having the ability to listen to and translate another persons mind...

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Alfresco’s Brighton

Based in Brighton we are blessed with fabulous venues for weddings and events but none more so than Alfresco's. Surely they must have the perfect Brighton location ? Majestic views over the gracefully decaying West Pier and the recently renovated bandstand ,centrally...

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Sympathy Flowers

The flowery world is a mixed bag, no two days the same . A week full of weddings can unfortunately , just as easily be superceeded by a week full of Funerals. I tend to get on my soap box a bit where funeral work is concerned ! This is how it works ..... The bereaved...

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Go Wild

At this time of year I find myself suddenly very distracted by the hedge rows and verges ! Fascinated by wild flowers from a very early age I still cannot pass by even the tiniest example without closer inspection. Lucky enough to have a home on an island overlooking...

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Lily Violet May

I vividly recall that I was chilling out on a beautiful Thai Island when I opened an email from Lily Violet May. Lily had responded to a job vacancy and while she had no specific qualifications to fill the role I knew with a name like that I had to meet her ! The rest...

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Our star at Hove

Four years ago go.botanica was approached by Lord Wolfson chief executive to NEXT. Whilst commuting to Brighton in order to launch the new Flag ship store at Holmbush he became a regular customer and was extremely keen to incorporated us in the new store. I have to...

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Spring in your step

Some days , if I screw my eyes tightly shut I can remember her beautiful face without the help of Kodak. Over thirty years have passed but I miss my Mum every day and whenever the opportunity arises to celebrate our short lived love I seize it . The origins of...

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The W Word

A good, honest and successful working relationship is crucial when planning an event , none more so than when that event is to be the 'best day of your life' ....oooooooo ! No pressure ! By the time the first wedding consultation ends I need to be sure that my...

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Our post Valentine’s week

And relax ...... After an epic eighty hour week starting work before the bird song each morning and even squeezing in an all nighter I am happy to report our best ever St Valentines Day sales and more importantly a 100 percent survival rate ! In the style of an Oscar...

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St Valentine’s Day Flowers

Write your Blog , write your Blog everyone keeps saying... When ? I never have time I have retorted for the past three years ! Well, 2015 is the time and when better than during the lull before the biggest storm of the year blows in ? St Valentines Day. St Valentine...

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