Flowers with a Twist
Suzi Hunt, owner of Cardiff-based flower shop Flowers with a Twist, travels to the Flower Market every month or so "for inspiration, to get ahead of the trends and to find seasonal materials I just can’t find anywhere else."
"Seasonality is hugely important," says Suzi. "It is one of the key differences between a florist and the offer from the supermarkets. A good florist understands and reflects the seasons in their work. Our regular customers always like to see something different. Plus the prices and quality of seasonal stock work in our favour."
For Suzi, buying from foliage specialists GB Foliage and Porters Foliage helps her stand out from the crowd. "Tall branches of flowering foliage make all the difference at my shop, helping me stand apart from the competition. I like to offer stock in my shop that customers say they have never seen before in a flower shop."
"For inspiration, to get ahead of the trends and to find seasonal materials I just can’t find anywhere else."