Since 'Lockdown' began, we've been making local flower deliveries to Castle Douglas, St. John's Town of Dalry, New Galloway, Parton, Balmaclellan, Crossmichael, Haugh of Urr, Springholm, Crocketford.
Like many small businesses, we had to adapt fast.
Planted last year & cared for over winter, thousands of flowers bloom here in March, April & May. Normally these would have been sold at the Farmers Markets & appeared at weddings across Dumfries & Galloway. Of course, weddings have been postponed & the Farmers Markets cancelled. We had to cancel our scheduled workshops too.
So faced with throwing flowers on the compost heap (& no income), we decided to offer flowers on Fridays. Delivery takes considerable time & mileage in a rural area like this so by grouping orders together, we keep costs low.
Bouquets have been sent to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, to say 'I Love You', 'I'm Missing You', 'Thinking of you' in that special way only flowers can. And many people have been ordering flowers for themselves too - as a treat to brighten their home as they spend more time there. The 'Buy Local' & eco message is appreciated by many - Customers know by buying our locally grown flowers, their money is going back into the local Dumfries & Galloway economy.
Our Country Bouquets of seasonal flowers are simply wrapped in Kraft paper, ordered online & delivered contactlessly to doorsteps. A different way of working for us but we're adapting!
We'll continue 'Friday Flowers' in June. You can order flowers for a loved one, friend or yourself Online Here, by telephone 01644 420407 or by email. There's a small charge for local delivery or you're welcome to 'Click & Collect' your order contactlessly at the Flower Farm gate as lockdown begins to ease after 28th May in Scotland.
And a HUGE 'Thank You' to everybody who has ordered flowers from us - we managed to sell more of our speciality Tulips & Narcissi than I dared to imagine back in late March. It's so appreciated & helped us greatly in this very strange time.
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.