A unique proposition, Blank Flowers offers a service for people looking to send a friend, family or loved one something a bit different. You can choose from a variety of potted plants (including culinary herbs) and decorative pots, upload a special photo and write a personalised message to the lucky recipient. I’ll then put it all together, package it up beautifully and send it to wherever you want in the UK.
Blossoming from a seedling of an idea I thought up at university, Blank Flowers provides a sustainable gift with longevity beyond the short life expectancy of cut flowers, which often last a maximum of seven days. Potted plants can live for months - even years if you know how to look after them properly. I’ll also provide you with a step-by-step guide to keep your plants blooming for longer.
The company has evolved so much over the last year that it is almost ready to flower - the website is being built and the packaging designed. The last thing on my check list I need to make the magic happen, is a car so I can pick up bulk orders of different plants from the flower markets in and outside of London and bring them back to my studio, A.K.A my living room.
Work on Blank Flowers properly started around this time last year when I joined the Prince's Trusts’ enterprise programme. Since then, I've completed two City and Guilds courses - in floristry and practical gardening -and have meticulously developed my business model, networking with industry professionals and jumping over many hurdles along the way.
Just when I thought I'd come up against my first big problem, Auto Trader stepped in and has offered to help me raise the funds I need to buy a car – all with the help of you lovely people. If you help me meet my target of £3,000, Auto Trader has promised to match the money I raise on Crowdfunder and help me source the perfect car.
Your pledges will bring smiles to people’s faces all over the country as they open their personalised plant presents. Come save the cut flowers with me and promote living plants in the home. Join the plant revolution!