The latest news from Stems of Holborn

This is the latest news on what’s been happening at Stems!

Mock up of bridal bouquet
Actual bridal bouquet

Some of our Stems girls had a friend getting married on the beautiful Greek island of Kasos, and were asked to prepare all the floral displays.

They wanted to use the indigenous olive and bougainvillea, which is stunningly beautiful, and at its best right now. The bride also wanted ivory roses, lisianthus and gyp. We designed the bouquet in London, but without the bougainvillea, which doesn’t grow well in our more temperate climate.

The end result was a beautiful bouquet, tied to make it robust enough to withstand the heat, as well as being thrown by the bride to see who would be next in line to get married!

There was a large number of guests, all seated at long trestle tables adorned with mini olive trees and dotted with small vases of olive, bougainvillea, roses and gyp.

This was a truly romantic setting for a wedding, and the girls enjoyed the beautiful beaches and amazing scenery the island has to offer after the wedding.

Vase of cool ivory

We were asked to make a vase of ivory flowers for a presentation this week. The flowers were set off by the gorgeous phalaenopsis orchid. Flowers can certainly add a touch of elegance to a room.

This weekend marks the start of a new academic term, and our diary is filling up with requests for flowers from the many academic institutions that surround our shop on Sicilian Avenue, Holborn.

We look forward to the arrival of the autumn flowers, in beautiful shades of gold, orange and copper. It’s like the warmth of the golden, autumn sunsets.


send flowers for Halloween
pumpkins in shop window

The days are getting shorter, & the leaves are turning to beautiful reds, golds & rusts. If we are lucky enough to see the sunshine, it has a lovely, golden quality – like the final warming before winter sets in.
The next celebration on the calendar is Halloween. Mostly enjoyed by children, performing their door to door trick or treat, we can all participate, with a special supper, joined by good friends.
There are fab recipes available online, & ideas for special suppers in all the supermarkets.
Why not decorate the table with a carved pumpkin, & some stems of autumn flowers. We have crocosmia pods, echinacea, burnt orange roses, hydrangea & leucadendron. Finish off with a few candles – enjoy!
This is a photo of our carved pumpkins in the shop window