Many may be beginning to wonder whether our actions matter. Perhaps many of us are starting to think our individual actions no longer hold sway. Does it really matter what I think and do when bearing witness to such monumental world change? What does it matter if I send flowers? Does it really matter what flowers I send? Does it really matter where they come from? Does it really matter who has grown them? Really, really, really, it matters ridiculously!
This year, right now, this is why I believe it matters more than ever. Let me tell you a story about the wild swans have inspired our Fierceblooms Mother’s Day British flowers bouquet. The swans that drift alongside our canalside cutting garden. The wild swans that appear pretty much every day for breakfast on the canal tow path right next to our flowers. Stay with me if you can.
When the avian flu warning sign was hoisted just opposite our gate that same moment, the wild white feathered friends disappeared. I feared the worst. Tales arrived from the narrow boats of dying swans in Nantwich. Swans so ill they were having to be put down, with the kindest act to be released from their suffering.
I looked out for them for days. Walked up and down the tow path with their favourite swan food. They were nowhere to be found. How much we care about anything is revealed in those solitary moments. Day’s passed. Weeks. Hope was quite literally being blown away in the wind, whatever the storm’s name.
Then, without ceremony or circumstance, they reappeared. And reappeared demanding breakfast. That same joyful moment taught me to have more faith, less fear, and to keep feeding them. Neither of us knows what will befall our next moment.
So, back to those British blooms that are local and seasonal and scented and the only flowers I ever use. Never before have I been bold enough to be so vociferous about flowers for Mother’s Day. Let’s call this a call to action for Mother Earth, inspired by our wild swans, because if not now, then when? And here’s the thing, small acts of defiance on whatever front are meaningful, always.
So why bother to order our wild swan Mother’s Day bouquet flowers?
- it really really is planet friendly
- every single wild wonderful stem is British grown
- it smells amazing
- it looks amazing
- the reusable, recyclable glass vase is quite useful too
Our seasonal scented blooms are always always home grown British flowers. No ifs, no buts, no maybe’s. Ordering our “Wild Swan” British Mothers Day bouquet from us celebrates spring and the seasonal moment without compromise to sustainability. Oh, and we, together with the swan’s will be so grateful. We don’t ask other companies to do our carbon offsetting. We do that ourselves, by growing and giving locally.
I hope that whatever gives you meaning also gives you hope.
We're an environmentally conscious local floral business rooted in our wild Cheshire canal side cut flower garden, inspiring our weddings, workshops and creative digital online classes. If sustainability matters to you, if you care that floral creations are as kind to the environment as they are beautiful, then I am a kindred spirit.
Easter Wreath Class
Make your own living Easter Wreath.
Saturday 9th April 2022. Two sessions available : Morning 10am-12pm and Afternoon 2-4pm : Session cost - £95
Give yourself a Spring floral treat and join our living Easter Wreath workshop here at our rural Cheshire canal wharf. Our living wreath workshops are canalside undercover, fun and fierce, cosy and creative.
The workshop is for 4 people for a few hours with boundless advice and of course cake.
- Fundamental floral design principles
- Detailed demonstration of wreathing techniques
- Beautiful British grown foliage and living plants
Our wild garden flower class is for creative enthusiasts whatever your level of experience, from never having done any floristry, local growers looking to arrange their flowers, or florists seeking to explore a more sustainable seasonal approach.
Online Flower Class Testimonial
The wreath class on Sunday was excellent. It was fascinating to watch your technique step by step, to hear you explain so carefully how passionate you are about sustainability, and always so cheerfully and with such an appreciation for nature.