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In this video we talk to Rob van Helden who has been a florist in London for the last 30 years. For British Flowers Week, which runs from 13th – 19th June, Rob has chosen to create a stunning arrangement using alstroemerias. “I love the colours this flower comes in – red, a hint of pink”, he says.
Speaking about his large floral arrangement Rob adds: “For a table setting its very important to have a variety of props to show the flower off – the tablecloth can play a big role, as can the candelbras”.
Rob suggests buying the flower in advance so that it opens up in time for your event.. “I have chosen a silver urn to display these flowers. I like flowers to be shown off for what they are, which is important when you use a large volume of flowers – here we have 250 stems.”