12 May Covent Garden In Lockdown
So, we are now into Week 7 of Lockdown and just thought you might like to know what we have been up to here in Covent Garden. One of the many great things about working in the West End is the constant hustle and bustle but as the picture of Covent Garden Market shows, the area is now very empty and the quietest it’s ever been since back in the 70s before the area was redeveloped after the fruit, veg and flower market relocated to Nine Elms.
We are so grateful to our suppliers who have been able to keep up their delivery service which means we are getting fresh flowers and foliage twice a week. The selection of flowers and foliage we have to choose from is a little more restricted than usual but each week as more florists come back to work, the selection increases.
Interestingly, according to a recent article from the American Society of Horticultural Science, flowers can lower stress levels so all the more reason to ensure you order flowers for your home especially if you have set up a home office and are missing the flowers you might usually have in the workplace. What are you waiting for…?
Usually at this time of year the shop would be overflowing with sweet peas, scented stocks and of course, peonies. As we are not working at full capacity, sadly we will be missing out on the glorious English sweet peas and stocks but we are getting peonies in so if you would like some of those beautiful blooms in your next order, just ask.
Our DIY flowers have been going down well and we’re always thrilled to see pics of the designs you have been making when you tag us on any of our social media platforms. How does the DIY order work? It’s very simple, you give us a budget – we suggest a minimum spend of £50.00 ex delivery – and we pick out a selection of seasonal flowers and foliage which are simply wrapped in brown paper so you can take time out to make your own arrangement.
Of course, in accordance with the latest rules on social distancing, we are offering contact free delivery throughout the London area and in addition, flowers can be collected – contact free – from the shop as long as they are pre-ordered either by phone or email, 020 7242 2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We florists are a practical bunch of people – no pun intended! – so while the shop is quiet we are taking time to have a jolly good sort out and tidy up as well as giving the shop a well overdue lick of paint. One of us is in the shop most days for a few hours so do give us a wave through the window if you are passing…
Meanwhile, please stay safe and well and we look forward seeing you back in the shop soon