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    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 9th Sep 16, 5:11 PM
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    Columbia Road Flower market, good place to make a budget bouquet?
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    Columbia Road Flower market, good place to make a budget bouquet? 9th Sep 16 at 5:11 PM
    I want to make a premium looking bouquet for my other half. The choice is currently to either buy £8 bunch from supermarket or £40 from the florist.

    There doesn't seem to be a middle ground where you can buy a really good value £15 bonuquet anywhere.

    I'm curious, I have never been to columbia road flower market. Is it viable to DIY?
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    • nanamags
    • By nanamags 10th Sep 16, 11:31 PM
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    The flowers at Columbia market are very good value for money. Huge selection of flowers and are of an excellent standard.
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    • dogstarheaven
    • By dogstarheaven 17th Sep 16, 11:16 PM
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    You'd usually find better selection of flowers there than anywhere else outside of London as they buy from the same wholesalers as the posh florists where they have lesser known types. I've been down there a few times and noticed very reasonable prices. Last time, I so wanted to buy the vintagey roses that were in faded pinks/beigy/peaches (not practical on the train home!); think they were about 6 stems for a tenner...
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 30th Sep 16, 7:09 PM
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    I think they are the same folks who sell at the covent garden saturday market. basically the columbia road market is their last chance to get rid before the flowers start to go bad. They probably have mon-fri stores but those will be slow trade.

    They're decent

    OH loved the flowers I got for her.
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 7th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
    (not practical on the train home!);
    Originally posted by dogstarheaven
    Why not? Do you mean they dont have water so will dehydrate or what?
    • theblagger
    • By theblagger 9th Oct 16, 1:15 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 1:15 PM
    Get down there around 2ish pm they tend to reduce loads of stock to get rid....loads of bargains then
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