Joy Gill, The Flower Centre

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“Take that chance, as one day you’ll be a very successful and skilful florist”

Ever wondered what advice you would give to yourself when you were first starting out? Do you ever wish you knew then, what you know now? Strelitzia user Joy Gill, owner of Flower Centre in Northfield, Birmingham, pens a letter to her 16 year old self and shares her advice looking over the years.

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RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year competition

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At this year’s RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year competition 3 out of the 14 competitors were Strelitzia users.

The brief this year was to create a Spring Wedding Throne, and the official schedule states that fresh flower and/ or plant material must be visually dominant and make up at least 2/3 of the finished design. There was also a nod to designs being eco-friendly.

Here are the competitors and information about their amazing thrones:

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BFA Vision 2018 – Round up.

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Last weekend the Strelitzia team set sail for Leicester and pitched up at BFA Vision 2018. We had a fantastic weekend meeting lots of you wonderful florists and enjoying all of the speakers on Sunday. The speakers were all incredibly interesting so we thought we’d go through each to give you a flavour of what went on.

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