Welcome to Flowers Talk. We are searching far and wide for useful tips, tricks and any industry updates we think worthy of sharing with you, our Flowers bunch. We are beginning with a mixed bag of topics until we get to know the types of articles and insights you prefer. Overtime, we will aim to send more of what you like …and less and what you don’t, so of course your feedback is really important. 

Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the fires.
 
Stay safe.

Allison

Eco-friendly alternatives to balloons

@Florists
I know a lot of discussion has been happening recently regarding balloon gas. Here’s a great read from Hooraymag on eco-friendly alternatives to Balloons. Oh! and yes, they also recommend floral arches. Have a squiz!


Made on Earth - The flower trade

@Everyone
The BBC have released a great series “Made On Earth”. It aims to explain the history of the worlds trading networks through 8 different products – one being cut flowersWatch the 30 minute episode or read an in-depth article. It had me hooked!


Soil Health

@Growers
The team at Terrain Natural Resource Management have a series of videos about soil health. Great for new and established growers. Don’t worry about the ‘Wet tropics’ focus. Agricultural Ecologist, David Hardwick is a great educator. Check it out


@Everyone
According to 10Daily, Facebook sent Tasmanian politician Andrew Wilkie a floral arrangement.. “Facebook sent me an unprompted promotional floral arrangement from Sydney,” Wilkie told 10 daily.”It immediately sparked concerns about implications for the Tasmanian environment and the likelihood of it being a serious breach of Tasmania‚Äôs tough but entirely warranted biosecurity laws.” Read more

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