Sustainable Sympathy Sheaf
Our Nation, The Commonwealth and many other nations are coming to terms with the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; reflecting on her extraordinary seventy year reign.
The only constant in life is change and the only certainty is death. At this time we see a more modern approach to what is happening; the televised Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III and a significantly more transparent view of our monarchy and the events leading up to the funeral of HM The Queen.
HM King Charles we know is passionate about sustainability and the impact of climate change on the world. I sincerely hope that the continuing efforts to change many things we do that impact the planet, will have a positive affect.
As a small business we endeavour to ensure our actions are as planet-positive as possible. Flowers for funerals is a big part of what we create and the very public way that flowers have been used to remember and show respect for HM The Queen highlights what an important part of the grieving process flowers are.
Maybe through televising and a more public view of current events, people with find a little comfort, this process is something no one of us can escape. We should be more willing to be able to discuss openly one of life's certainties - death. Grief is so very painful, mixed emotions and feelings of loss often very overwhelming. If at this time we can be more considerate to the planet then this surely is also a comfort.
Image above - natural stems of a tied sheaf. This tribute was approximately two and a half foot long and was placed as a main family tribute on the casket. British grown flowers were used, the majority sourced from within a forty-mile radius of where they were placed. The stems are tied with string and raffia and jute ribbon has been used to ensure that the entire tribute is able to be composted. We use a bio-degradable film envelope for the message card which is attached to the tribute with a wooden stick.
Non-traditional funerals are much more commonplace nowadays with many families requesting unique and personal elements for their loved ones ceremony. We make farewell flowers to be unique, each one personal, bespoke and seasonal. Over 90% of the flowers we use are locally sourced from within a forty-mile radius of our florist studio; if we use imported flowers we ensure they are ethically sourced from accredited growers.
Thank you so much for the beautiful flower arrangement you created for my husband this week.
They were stunning and a very fitting tribute.
They were too lovely to leave at the crematorium so we gifted them to St John’s care home, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding for them to enjoy.
White Gladioli, Soft Blue Hydrangea - natural not dyed! and Eucalyptus foliage has been sourced from Norfolk, White Zinnia, Scented Stox, Lisianthus and Limonium from Lincolnshire.
To discuss planet friendly flowers for your loved ones final farewell, please contact us on our Funerals enquiry form.