March, it could be said, is the mother of all months. After all, she is the harbinger of spring, ushering in longer days and a veritable explosion of life and colour following the long, dark winter. Synonymous with green shoots, fresh foliage and a riot of beautiful spring blooms, March is life-giving, life-affirming, and fittingly plays host to Mothering Sunday each year.
Obviously, as a florist, it is one of our busiest weekends in the calendar. But since going into business with my mum, this celebration of new beginnings and the bond shared between mother and child, has taken on an even greater significance.