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We hope you enjoy reading our hints and tips and of course, all about our lovely real flower petal confetti and wildflower seed packets :)

By rekeeley, Jul 21 2016 01:57PM

We've had a lovely but busy summer here at Natural Favours HQ so far this year. Although the summer was a little slow to get going for our cutting garden, everything is now in full swing with wedding flowers and confetti petals growing gloriously. Some of our recent orders were to share with you were the weddings of 2 lovely couples who got married in Derbyshire. We provided diy flower buckets, buttonholes, corsages, bridal bouquets, bridesmaids bouquets and natural confetti. I can't wait to see the professional photographs but in the meantime here are a few that I snapped.

By rekeeley, Feb 23 2016 08:00AM

Derbyshire DIY Flowers
Derbyshire DIY Flowers

We're really proud to be a new Seedling member of Flowers from the Farm, a network of British flower growers. This is such a great network of growers across the country who are working hard to publicise the beauty we have in flowers grown here in the UK. When choosing British grown flowers not only do you avoid all those air miles, but you also support a local business which is great for our local economy. British flowers are also great for our wildlife, providing a food source for our bees and butterflies.


Here at Natural Favours we grow seasonal DIY flowers for weddings and events for Derbyshire and surrounding areas. We only grow for a small number of events each year, so please contact us withyour enquiries and we will endeavour to help create the wildflower wedding of your dreams!

By rekeeley, Oct 10 2015 06:00AM

Here at Natural Favours HQ we LOVE flowers (if you hadn't noticed). Once upon a time, Mr NF would pop home from the supermarket with a bunch of cheap & cheerful flowers happily tucked under his arm & they'd brighten up our lounge for the next few days before making their shrivelled way onto the compost heap.


But I started thinking, where do these flowers come from? How many miles have they travelled? How are they grown? Are they covered in harmful pesticides?


We grow many of our natural confetti flowers here, the rest we get from other British growers. This year we have also started to supply beautiful DIY flowers for weddings & events. Since doing this we have noticed how bee and butterfly friendly Natural Favours HQ has become. We're passionate about making our little patch of green as wildlife friendly as possible.


By choosing British flowers you opt for zero air miles, seasonal non-intensive growing, habitat to support native bees & butterflies, beautiful flowers you can't find at the florists & support for small businesses in a local economy. Some flowers can't be grown all year long which is why the seasons dictate which flowers we supply as part of our DIY flower service. If you're desperate to have roses in December or hydrangeas in May, we are members of our local flower market so can usually source your bloom of choice. However, we'd always encourage a seasonal selection where possible & recommend a beautiful British alternative.


For details of our service please pop over to www.naturalfavours.com

By rekeeley, Jul 10 2015 07:15AM

Today marks exactly a year since we sold our 1st ever batch of natural confetti, and since that day we have grown a happy following of friends, customers, partners and likers. We wanted to mark this anniversary by bringing something new and exciting to our business. Here at Natural Favours HQ we are lucky to have a fantastic space to grow. Couple this with a love for all things floral and the perfect answer was revealed – DIY flowers!


Many people are trying to bring something more relaxed and homemade to their weddings and events, it’s a great money saver and also allows you to put your own unique stamp on proceedings. We want to give you the opportunity to purchase flowers from us for your wedding or event that you can take away and arrange yourself. We’ll provide seasonal home-grown blooms and supplement these with flowers from trusted growers where necessary (sadly we can’t grow much here in winter).


As you may know from previous blog entries, one of our lovely friends has asked us to help her with growing her wedding flowers this year for an August wedding. Hopefully we will have lots of fantastic photos and ideas to share with you from what promises to be an amazing outdoor wedding weekend!

We’re based in sunny Derbyshire. You can come and collect your blooms from us directly at an arranged time or ask us to deliver locally. Hey, we can even hire out our vintage glass jars and groovy watering can for you to arrange your flowers in for a beautifully rustic look!


They’ll be more information on our website very soon with a list of options and guide prices. If you just can’t wait until then, please drop us an email with your questions and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


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