Our gift bouquets are compiled of resuable, recyclable & compostable materials… pop the cellophane in the compost along with the flowers & twine when they’re finished & recycle the paper wrap & gift box, along with the gift card & envelope. The cotton handle from the gift box can also be composted & the paperclip that holds the card to the bouquet can be reused time & again.
Our tissue paper is acid free, part recycled, recyclable, printed using soy inks & is made using elemental chlorine free pulp which significantly reduces harmful bi-products & is SFI certified.
We switched from plastic sticky tape to paper tape in 2019 so it’s just flower food sachet to go in the bin. (We’re confident that our blooms last without food, so even this isn’t strictly necessary.)
We’re dramatically reducing the amount of floral foam we use & from the 1st of February 2020, all new wedding bookings will be foam free. The small amount of foam we do use is Oasis BIOfoam, however this is still not the ideal solution & we’re aiming to exclude it entirely.
All of our green waste, such as snipped stems & leaves, is composted, along with twine & cellophane offcuts. We recycle anything possible & re-home our spare plant pots & plant trays to growers & hobby gardeners for reuse.
We know that importing flowers uses significant air miles, so we try to buy lots more British blooms in the summer months & even grow some ourselves on our patch near Taunton. Otherwise, we look for the fairtrade logo where possible.
At our flower patch, we keep bees to encourage pollination & have water butts & compost heaps a plenty, even a wormery!
Meanwhile, if you have any questions or suggestions for us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.