Did you know I like flowers? It can’t have escaped your notice. I post them on Instagram all the time and I alway make sure I have at least one vase full in the house at all time. Every season I tell myself “those seasonal flowers are my favourite“; tulips and blossom in spring, peonies and sunflowers in the summer, hydrangeas and dahlias in the autumn and then all the foliage in the winter. Of course not forgetting roses which are an all time classic and impossible not to be a favourite all year round. Truthfully I don’t have an outright favourite, I find it impossible to choose one beauty over another and mostly it is my mood which dictates what flower I gravitate towards on any given day. With the winter closing in, flowers are few and far between but that doesn’t mean we all have to go completely without. This week I am getting festive with The Real Flower Company and their Christmas selection.
The tagline of my blog may give you a hint that I am generally very environmentally and ecologically minded. I know there are limitations to this and each person can only do so much. This concern reaches to flowers for me. As much as I want flowers in my home I want to know they have been grown in an environmentally friendly way, ensuring the wildlife and insects are not destroyed. That harsh and dangerous chemicals aren’t used and that these flowers are ethically produced as far as the work force goes. Any imported flowers should be grown to the same high standards we would expect in the UK. These criteria are not too easy to come by. Which is why I am a huge fan of The Real Flower Company and have been for a while now.
The Real Flower Company Ethos
The Real Flower Company was set initially started in 1995 by Rosebie Morton and from there she has grown her floral empire to what it is today. At the heart of this flower company is the environment in which they grow their flowers. They grow their flowers along side nature, from honey bees to guinea foul, and ensure that their farming techniques are sustainable.
Any pests that do need to be controlled are ousted using Biologicals rather than sprays.
The Real Flower Company pride themselves on Sustainable Flower Farming here in Britain and in Kenya. In the UK they grow on their farm in Hampshire, and in Africa Rosebie help found a farm at the base of Mt. Kenya to meet the demand of roses all year round. Both farms employ local people and ensures the sustainable and environmental belief of the company are not compromised both here and abroad.
This month The Real Flower Company are releasing their Christmas selection of bouquets and wreaths with an early bird discount for any preorders made before midnight on 30th November. Each scented rose is hand picked and selected to make some of the most beautiful arrangements for any household. From whites to reds there is a colour scheme for everyone. And anyones front door would look complete with one of their wreaths hanging for all to see. If you are looking for an eye catching centrepiece for your Christmas table then The Real Flower Company have go you covered there too, no matter what your theme; nordic and natural to citrus and spice you will find something to accompany your festive feel.
I personally gravitate towards whites and golds over Christmas so the Nordic Bouquet was perfect to get me in the festive mood. The smell of the roses is divine and the whole downstairs of my house smells fragrant and inviting. There is nothing like a bunch of flowers to brighten up my mood and these have put the biggest smile on my face as the cold weather draws in.
Find Out More
If you would like to check out The Real Flower Company’s Christmas selection (or for any other occasion) then CLICK HERE.
*I was gifted a bouquet in return for a blog post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.