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Local Florists

Sweet Williams Flowers

115 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ET, UK – 01271 879749

Brilliant flowershop with friendly staff who provided a excellent bouquet!

Tunnels Beaches

Bath Pl, Ilfracombe EX34 8AN, UK – 01271 879882

A shaly beach (no golden sands in sight) but very family friendly. Clean changing facilities and toilets. A safe tidal pool for swimming with the kids. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore in the rocks. Reasonably priced as well with a life guard on site throughout the day. It's interesting to see how the Victorians hand carved the tunnels through the cliffs to reach the beach.

Beautiful place £2.50 per adult £2 per child has toilets and hot drinks/cold drinks but no food. Has a small selection of beach bits on sale like children's shortie wetsuits and swimmers, inflatables. Need to be there low tide to a couple of hours or so before high tide - need to check times before setting off. One big rock pool /swimming pool, usually colder water as never dries out. Great for swim in a wetsuit and snorkel and mask, or just a paddle. We've been there all weathers and would have given it more stars but for the litter a d broken tap in one of the toilets and broken soap in another. We reported the problems, so hopefully they will fix them.

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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.