We will be putting some of the goodies into our window display over the weekend, watch out for an amazing array.
At the auction the flowers are arranged in colour and variety order and it's just like looking at an ocean of flowers, it is quite spectacular. We look for new flower varieties for us to sell in both shops, we want to have a great show for our customers to see and choose from.
It is quite a treck to Aalsmeer, we leave Blackpool mid afternoon on Sunday and drive over to Hull, we get the overnight Ferry to Rotterdam, we drive to Rozenberg and then on to the ferry there crossing to Maassluis, we arrive in Aalsmeer around 9:45 just in time to see the flower auctions. We go to visit particular wholesalers and discuss our flower needs for the following month. We also buy from the massive Vase and Ceramic makers, visit packaging companies and some very up-market design houses for our Christmas Stock. We eat on the go and get back to Rotterdam for 7:30 to travel back to Hull. We usually get back in the shop by lunchtime on Tuesday.
This trip is not for the faint hearted, we go once a month from September-May and we hope our customers appreciate the lengths we go to to ensure really fabulous flowers and vases.