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Local Florists

Cottage Garden Flower Shop

160 Chiltern Rd, Dunstable LU6 1EU, UK – 01582 661424

Friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere with great customer service and more importantly beautiful and high quality products. I would highly recommend the Cottage Garden!

We have been back time and again - beautiful flowers, and a personal and friendly approach with the added bonus of supporting a local family business.

Jonquil Floral Design

56 West St, Dunstable LU6 1TA, UK – 01582 602048

Just received the most beautiful surprise bouquet of flowers; after a week with flu they are certainly perking me up. A very talented florist indeed - thank you.

Really great place to get flowers for mothersday or Christmas or even anytime of the year.

Flowers By Janie

59 Great Northern Rd, Dunstable LU5 4BN, UK – 01582 608694

Always get polite, friendly, personalised service & fantastic bouquets at a reasonable price. The flowers last a long time when they're looked after.

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Each box of Devon pinks is packed by hand, and includes a hand-written card with your own message.  ALso gifts including gift pens, pill boxes, mirrors and vases for the fresh Devon flowers, grown in the heart of the UK countryside!

Tips - Caring for your flowers once they are delivered


Placing your flowers in vase half to two thirds full with lukewarm water, will help closed buds to start opening.

  • Be careful when un-wrapping a hand-tied bouquet as it is delivered in a water bubble to keep the flowers fresh.
  • Arranging your flowers in cold water should be avoided as this can reduce the their life in the vase.
  • Avoid puting flowers in metal or aluminium containers - glass is ideal. Keep your flowers in a cool location, away from draughts, direct heat or sunlight. Arrange once unwrapped
  • Your flowers may take up to 24 hours after being placed in water to reach their full potential.
  • Strip off all excess foliage and leaves below the water level to reduce any harmful bacteria within the water.
  • Bacteria can block the stem and stop the flowers taking up the water.unwrap. Flowers like their stems trimmed. So, trim them, at an angle with a knife (rather than scissors) by an inch or so. When trimming stems, always cut at an angle of roughly 45degrees; this increases the surface area allowing your flowers to absorb more water.
  • If a Rose starts to droop at the head, re-cut the stem, wrap the head in paper to support it upright and plunge 5cms of the stem into boiling water for about 30seconds. Cut the stem again and place in deep cold water for two hours.trim

Most orders are accompanied by a sachet of cut flower food which will encourage buds to open and help to prolong the life and beauty of your flowers. Top up regularly with water and flower food, removing any fading flowers. Ensure the floristry foam used in arrangements is moist and topped up daily; this helps to prolong the life and vibrancy of your arrangements.

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