It’s the fish that John West rejects that makes John West the best…

 

Flowers of Southport Newsletter

It’s the fish that John West rejects that makes John West the best…

I love flowers, and can be very particular about the quality of our flowers and foliage that we use in our shop. I want to ensure that you, the customer, are happy with the flowers we send out, not only in the designs, but also in the longevity of all of our products.

My staff have been trained by me to be equally picky! So we ensure we only use the best in our bouquets and arrangements and throw away any flowers that are looking like they are getting past their best. I get very annoyed when I go past certain supermarkets and they are selling – at full price – drooping gerberas and roses that have clearly gone rotten and are brown and yucky! Ugh!!!

I thought I would tell you about our Valentine’s to illustrate how picky I can be!  We were all working hard during the run up to Valentine’s Day, preparing our 1,000 stems of red roses, 500 stems of babies breath, and foliage, cleaning them down of leaves, and wiring all the roses, then starting to make them into red rose bouquets ready for the 14th Feb. All was going well and then ….we found some of the roses starting to go soft!  Aargh!!!

My team and I stopped immediately and went through our entire stock, checking every single rose to ensure we found any soft heads, and that the ones we allowed to stay all had nice firm heads.

I know this may sound extreme, but after all, when we are sending out bouquets to celebrate Valentine’s, we want to ensure the lady or gentleman gets a gorgeous bouquet, not one with drooping heads – how awful!

We ended up throwing away 200 long stem red roses, BUT we all had the assurance that on Valentine’s, all the bouquets were good quality, and would be able to be enjoyed. I attach a photo of some of the rose heads before we threw them away!

Our pickiness paid off, as we were delighted to receive several emails from our lovely customers thanking us for our Valentine’s Day bouquets.  

On the theme of Valentine’s which leads into love and romance, we have a special gift voucher for $20 valid at Simone Perele intimate ladies apparel, Harbourtown.  

With any gift of roses or romantic gift hamper over $50 we will include one of these Simone Perele French Lingerie Gift Vouchers free! The offer runs until 14th April, so be quick!

 

Wishing you all a great week,
Best wishes from all the Team at Flowers Of Southport
Glynda and Alan, Raven and Brie

           

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