A little taster of what we do here at Gingerlily....
We have a traditional style... I mean properly traditional, before all those 70's carnations and 80's gypsophila came along!
We like wildflowers and English classics, and stock seasonal flowers when they are in season (we don't like mutants!).
We happily deliver to N1, N16, N4, N5, N7 and E8.
These photos give some examples of the style and quality you can expect from Gingerlily. Please note, each of our hand-tied bouquets is made fresh, to order, and using flowers we have sourced from the market that morning. Simply give us a call!
We price our bouquets honestly... totting up what each stem costs. Most florists add a charge for executing each hand-tied, but here at Gingerlily we consider it a privilege, so our promise to you is that we will always give you flowers to the full value of your order, no sneaky charges!
We also stock a range of beautiful houseplants and orchids, which we will happily wrap and deliver to your loved one today.
Our bespoke hand-tied bouquets start at just £20, and come with Brownie Points guaranteed!
Now i'm not afraid to admit that some days I like my job more than others...
That hour or so on the morning of Valentine's Day when you're hollow with anguish thinking you'll never sell it all and you've effectively bought yourself the Valentine's gift of bankruptcy - not so good.
Days like today - very good.
The reasons why today is a good day are threefold:
1. The sun has been shining for most of the morning.
2. Today marked the notable arrival of this year's very first bumble-bee. He was having a feast on some big pink cyclamen outside the shop. Did you ever wonder where bumble-bees go in the winter? I'll tell you... Into burrows in the ground like all the best beasts (badgers, hedgehogs, bears, dormice, squirrels, and some types of lemur). I know. Brilliant. If I was very small and looking for somewhere to hide I cant think of a better place than all cosy in Mr Bumble's burrow.
3. As if point 1 and 2 weren't proof enough that Spring is springing, the shop is simply heaving with gorgeous spring flowers, fresh from the market this morning!
We've got anemones in pale green and shocking pink, tulips of all shape and colour, daffodils from Jersey, scented British narcissi, chunky hyacinths in blue or pale lilac, and enormous ranunculus in the softest palest pink.
It's a feast for the senses in here. No wonder Mr Bumble chose us for his first breakfast.
A big Thank-You to everyone who came to see us on Monday (V Day), it was.... bonkers! We earned our beer that evening that's for sure. Sorry to all those who came too late and missed out...don't say we didn't warn you... :)
And Thank You to my dear Mum, who de-spidered the workshop.
And an extra big Thank You to the marvellous Cordelia and Moe, who worked their wellies off to make the Gingerlily workshop go from this....
Phew, that's Valentine's Day over for another year. You owe us one, Cupid.
Next job, Mother's Day!
[ 3rd April, in case you were wondering...we're taking orders now ;) ]