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Ocean themed display in Great Barr brings joy

Our floral colleagues have been getting creative to help design this stunning window display to help spread some cheer during uncertain times.

The talented florists decided to deck out the front of their shop, in Walsall Road, with an ocean theme to ‘bring smiles to faces’ as high streets across the country get set to re-open for the first time since lockdown.

The display features a variety of different fish and even a five-foot sea horse.

Sue Carty, from Great Barr Florist, said: “One of the team came up with the idea and decided to make a ‘small’ sea horse for the window.

“However, it turned out to be five-foot tall and then evolved into an ocean idea with jellyfish and hanging fish also appearing.

“We had no fresh flowers or plants in the shop so we needed to think of something which had an 'attention grabbing factor' in such a big window.

“We have had loads of interest and many people have taken photos (which always happens with June's windows).

“There are plans for the next window in the coming months but we are still working on the theme.

“We are hoping this is a great way of showcasing our community spirit and also bringing a bit of joy to our fantastic community during these tough times.”

The debut of the window comes after the shop revealed it was again available to create funeral floral tributes for families following updated Government guidance.

Focusing on funeral flowers the Society’s florists will be creating special arrangements to enable families to say goodbye. However, the shop will remain closed to the general public to allow the team to focus on funeral tributes.

During the pandemic our floral colleagues have been helping in its food stores and funeral homes, as well as finding time to help families with advice and tips on creating natural arrangements from resources available in gardens. Feedback has been very positive, and families have been very grateful for this support.

Floral teams are now looking forward to helping with bespoke tributes and our florists are pleased to announce that this is supported with new arrangements called the Florists Choice. This is a specially designed range of floral tributes unique for its clients.

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