Month: April 2020

Easter Wreath

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow…” Audrey Hepburn

The Floral Boutique, Isle of Wight

So here we are in week 4 of lockdown and I just wanted to put a few words together to let you know what it means for us.

The initial isolation struck us right on Mother’s Day week – usually our busiest time of the year. We had to make huge changes to our schedule in a very short space of time. With the threat of a potential lockdown we put together 4 days worth of huge piles of orders in just over 48 hours. My super duper colleagues worked so hard to ensure that our bouquets made their way to all the lovely mums across the Island just in time. Phew!

The ‘perfect storm’ of the pandemic and Mother’s Day meant that we weren’t able to take on as many orders as usual.  We even closed on Mothering Sunday (again, another first)! I am so sorry to any of our customers who were disappointed that we had to close our order book sooner than planned, but I feel that it was the safest thing to do under the circumstances.

We sold every stem and spring bulb we had in the shop before we tidied up, gave the plants a drink to keep them happy, and turned the sign to ‘closed’ on our door. 

As sad as it was to shut up shop (this is the longest we’ve ever closed since we opened 14 years ago) I know that we made the right decision to protect our staff, families and …

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