Tommy's

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week and to mark it Petalon are delivering a special bouquet for Tommy's Charity, with a £1 donation for every bunch of 'Archie & Orla' sent.

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Best. Flowers. Ever.

We’ve been doing a lot of wedding floristry planning over the last week or so at Petalon HQ. It’s always a bit of an up and down experience. Sketching ideas and working out how to make what we want is stressful at times.

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Branching out

For 4 and a half years Petalon was a business that could be summed up by the tagline “Bouquets by Bicycle”. For the last 6 months a short summary has been harder to pull off. “Bouquets by Bicycle and Post” sounds a bit clangy. “UK Flower Delivery” gives a bit of a corporate vibe.

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Where we work

We’ve been riding bikes around London, delivering flowers to offices, for 5 and a bit years. There are a few things that go hand in hand with this, including a knowledge of the cheapest, quickest and most calorific foods on the high street.

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Learning

Learning new skills is one of the true joys of adult life. We say "adult" because the distance we get from school or university as adults is often necessary to show us just how amazing it is to spend your time learning something new, just for the sake of learning.

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Overflow!

A few weeks ago we wrote about our hatred of waste. We received some excellent suggestions as to how we might solve the problem, so first of all thank you very much for those!

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Control

Weddings are obviously a swirl of emotion, not helped by the fact that a pair of people who don't normally work in events are suddenly required to organise one on a commercial scale. It's a whole lot of wor

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A waste

Waste has always been a preoccupation of our business. We don't say that because we're such a bunch of smug eco-mega-legends. Let's be honest; the cut flower industry is not the world's greenest and the right amount of packaging is no packaging at all.

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What's it like to work with flowers?

We've chosen to begin this blog with the question we get asked more than any other. What is it really like being a florist? Much of your time is spent hauling, sweeping, lifting, carrying, sweating, conditioning (not that kind) and getting up really early. 

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