Busy Bee by name…..
Flowers, wreaths and gifts
When a florist shop disappeared from Axminster some locals were rightly very sad that the smiling faces of Alison and her mum had gone from the town, not to mention the lovely displays of flowers that would appear outside the shop every day to brighten up South Street.
I soon learnt that Busy Bee had in fact emigrated to Dorset and set up shop at the very lovely Symondsbury Manor with lots of other gorgeous retail outlets (and a great café!).
Well not one for sitting on her laurels (or flowers!) I was delighted to hear recently that this Busy Bee has also opened up shop within Millers Farm Shop in Kilmington (just off the A35 outside Axminster).
So I am hoping through this post to give owner Alison a bit of a pre-Christmas marketing boost. If you are looking for flowers, wreaths or some other lovely gift then why not take a look. She’s also running a great competition, so read on to find out more.
Like all good florists Alison can also manage to make a few twigs look amazing, and as we head into Christmas this is exactly what we need in our houses. The traditional winter wreath is made of long lasting evergreen leaves. It’s thought the Romans used them on their doors to represent victory and Christians adopted them to symbolise everlasting life along with the circular shape that has no beginning or end.
Flowers have the ability to bring such joy to people and their value (not in the pounds and pence way) is often under estimated (well certainly by my husband!!).
From brightening a kitchen with the heady scent of hyacinths after Christmas or those early daffodils that prove Spring is on it’s way, to the fabulous arrangements people receive for their birthday or have decorating a wedding reception – flowers are often around us and can evoke such a range of emotions on many occasions.
Wreaths make a great option inside and out for brightening up our houses, adorned with candles, ribbons or glittering things they also make a great pre-Christmas present for someone. Why not try making your own — there is a chance to have a proper lesson at Alison’s wreath making class (link to the info on Facebook) on Thursday 15th December at Old Park Hall near Axminster.
Alison is offering one lucky person a fabulous bouquet worth £50 made by Busy Bee Florists.
All you need to do enter is add your email details to the email box just below & then press the Enter Button
If you prefer just pop along to the Busy Bee florists at Millers Farm shop and drop your email address into the prize draw pot.
What a fabulous prize for someone. For full Terms and Conditions click here.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
You will find Alison’s shop tucked away in a new extension at Millers Farm Shop – she is selling all sorts or gorgeous gifts, wreaths, flowers and other decorations in her pop up Christmas shop.
If you have not been to Millers for a while it really is a lovely place to browse and perfect for putting together a personalised Christmas hamper or finding great food for a party or special lunch. There are also plenty of Christmas trees for sale – Malcom told me they were going to be good ones this year due to the weather we’ve had.
Then once you have exhausted your shopping you can relax with a cup of tea and a cake or a light lunch at the Tea Pot café, also at the same site.
Busy Bee is set within Millers Farm Shop – just off the A35 at Kilmington, 1 mile West of Axminster.
The postcode is EX13 7RA. There is plenty of level parking outside the shop and easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs.