Do you buy flowers? I do and while they’re an indulgent treat, they’re also a lovely way to mark the passing of seasons. We’re awash with hyacinths and daffodils at the moment but that will soon pass and well be tip-toeing through tulips and daisies.
Someone once told me that it was good feng shui to always have fresh cut flowers in the house so on that basis, I’ve tried to keep at least one vase full and replace them every week with something bright and fragrant.
As with all habits, good or bad, we end up doing them without thinking. I’ve become a bit lazy recently and just chucked a ready wrapped bunch of flowers into my super market trolley. Now I’ve changed my mind and decided that it’s time to go back to the street sellers, not just to save money, but to buy flowers from real people who know their stock and buy on season. There are so many beautiful flowers available from high street florists and market stalls, and they don’t use loads of plastic packaging either, they’re straight from New Covent Garden Market and literally fresh as a daisy. It’s a small change, but it’ll make a big difference.