The polytunnels, with Clover for scale

31 July 2020

What’s Going On On The Farm? July 2020

The big news this week is that the polytunnels are finally up and the covers on! This took 3 weeks longer than we’d planned as you have to have the perfect weather conditions with almost no wind, so that the whole thing doesn’t end up half way down the road. ...

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1 June 2020

Petalon moves to Cornwall

As we’re all aware, businesses across the UK and the world have had to drastically change the way they work over the past few months to remain operational during this pandemic, while others have unfortunately had to close their doors for a time. ...

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29 May 2020

Striving for sustainability

When we first started delivering our bouquets to East London in 2014, only in our wildest dreams did we think we’d be sending our flowers to people in cities and villages all over the country. (But we are dreamers, so we did think about it.) As business grew, requests ...

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22 May 2020

Instagram vs reality and the pressure of productivity

Instagram vs reality: it’s a well-discussed topic. We know there’s a vast difference between the two, yet it doesn’t really stop us from comparing our own lives with those polished, perfected and well-edited squares. And not only that, when thinking of our own lives, we don’t consider our highlights ...

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3 May 2020

A Q&A with Bee Collective

Q: Caroline, you’re the Founder and CEO of Bee Collective which is a not-for-profit social/environmental enterprise. What is the main purpose of the Bee Collective?

A: At Bee Collective our main goal is to support sustainable beekeeping, for all the benefits that bring to people and wildlife. We do ...

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18 March 2020

Breaking the mould and championing women

We talk to one of our loyal customers about why she invested in Petalon. If you would like to own a part of Petalon as well as enjoy other perks such as 25% off flowers for life, view our full crowdfunding pitch here and learn more about becoming ...

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25 February 2020

Crowdfunding – why now?

In the early days of a small business, so much of your success is down to a handful of customers who believe in your business and help spread the word about it. It’s like having a group of cheerleaders who support you and encourage you. If you’re lucky, this group ...

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Florence, James, Clover, Becki and Huxley

1 January 2020

Own a piece of Petalon

When Florence’s husband James needed to send a bunch of flowers one day about 5 years ago, they both realised that there wasn’t much choice out there for people who wanted to send a beautiful, interesting bunch of flowers for a reasonable price. Surrounded by James’s bicycles from his ...

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25 November 2019

Creativity & Passion

With the end of any era in your life comes reflection; on achievements, perhaps regrets, changes you want to make, things you’d like to do differently. Quite often this can be related to career choices or work-life balance. When you’re manning the Petalon inbox, you see lots of emails ...

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23 September 2019

A love letter to our riders

Whenever we advertise for new cyclists we understandably get a lot of interest. If you’re happiest on two wheels it’s a dream job; you’re doing what you love and getting paid for it, it keeps you fit (wouldn’t we all exercise more if we were paid to?), you get to ...

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  • All of our flowers are delivered using a carbon neutral service
  • All of our packaging is recyclable or biodegradable & we compost all of our green waste for use on the farm
  • We donate 5% of our profits to bee conservation charities
  • We plant a tree for every 100 bouquets we send