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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!

Goodenough Plants

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

Thank you Liz. The floral display that you did for the coffin was absolutely beautiful. We cant thank you enough for that. We did save the flowers and they have lasted for 2 weeks now. Thank you again

A Fantastic Floral Achievement Somewhat nervously, having read previous reviews, I purchased a bouquet on April 25th for my daughters birthday requesting lilly's in particular perhaps a few roses and the rest to the judgement of the gentleman who answered the phone. Can you deliver today I asked...of course sir late afternoon but definitely before 5pm came the positive reply...so far so good I thought hanging up the phone, now all I can do is wait!! Early evening and my daughter called thanking me for the AMAZING flowers, the BIGGEST lilly's she'd ever seen and the bouquet in general being absolutely beautiful, we were both very very pleased. May 9th and I have just returned from my daughters and finally saw the flowers myself over the weekend and she hadn't exaggerated the lilly's were of tropical proportions and still looked stunning, the other flowers were also still in full bloom and appeared to have plenty of life left. My sincere thanks to Goodenough Plants of Ilfracombe for helping to make my daughters birthday spectacular... A great effort and deserved praise. I'll be back again soon.

Normans Fruit & Veg

40 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9DA, UK – 01271 863105

The produce is always top quality and very fresh, my business has used them for the past five years and honestly we have never had an issue. Orders taken in a cheerful manner are delivered with a smile. Can’t fault any part of their business.

The young woman working in Normans on Ilfracombe High Street certainly needs to check her manners, so the Normans might think of their reputation while they get an average score. Being realistic, these days most goods are imported, no different and no better than supermarket quality, incl. Lidl. Price and service are the keys here, and family shops. The ladies in Normans are usually great, it's one of the rare Greengrocers left in the country & reminds of the 1980's and independents before supermarkets and the ubiquitous expensive mini-marts.

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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.