Frequently asked questions

...about the flower truck

The canopy for the back of the truck is currently being built. As soon as that is finished I will hit the road. I expect that to be in April 2021

Apart from bunches and posy jars of seasonal fresh flowers, I keep a small selection of Australian made giftware on the truck.  Greeting cards and tags. Bath salts, soap and candles. Earrings. Clay homewares.

No. It is not possible for me to trade off the back of the truck in wet weather. I will have the farm gate studio open as an alternative to the truck in wet weather. Check my social media posts on wet weather days for updates. Please note the farm gate studio is not open on a regular basis at this stage. So if you would like to pick up something from the farm gate studio please contact me first.

No. My business model is for customers to pick up from the Flower Truck. See truck locations for set times and locations.

See link to other local Florists who will be able to help you here.

Yes. If I am not selling flowers from the truck the canopy is removed from the tray and I pick up compost, mulch and animal manures in the truck to enrich our soil in the flower patch.

For the motor enthusiasts the Flower Truck is a  1985 (01/85) Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 with a 6 cylinder petrol engine.

You can download our free printable PDF colouring in page here.

...about flowers

I sell locally grown, seasonal flowers. So that means whatever I can grow and source is what I sell. (Insert link to Fresh Flowers Page)

Some of our standard varieties are Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Queen Anne Lace, Snapdragon, Gerbera, Celosia, Zinnia, Sunflower and Cosmos.

To find out what products are available for sale on the truck at any particular time, please keep an eye out on our social media.

I sell locally grown, seasonal flowers. So that means whatever I can grow and source is what I sell. Check out our Fresh Flowers.

Some of our standard varieties are Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Queen Anne Lace, Snapdragon, Gerbera, Celosia, Zinnia, Sunflower and Cosmos.

To find out what products are available for sale on the truck at any particular time, please keep an eye out on our social media. 

I grow as many flowers as I can. That is never enough to meet our customers demand, so I source from other local farmers. It depends on the season and what stock availability of the other farmers have. These factors influence what I sell.

Not at this stage. 

My business model is to sell fresh seasonal locally grown flowers.

That means whatever is in season is what you will find on the truck.

It’s a week-by-week surprise!

That’s a tricky one to answer. Flowers are living things and their timer starts when they are cut from the plant. However, I can assure you that my flowers are given excellent post-harvest care, are Australian grown and fresh when I sell them. Typically, the flowers should stay happy for at least a week, depending on the variety and how they have been cared for once they have left the truck.

Here are some tips to help you care for your flowers and make them last longer.

* Keep them out of direct sunlight and heat while in transit.

* Put them in water as soon as possible.

* Please do not leave the flowers in a hot car for extended periods of time.

* Once your flowers have made it to their destination, trim the stems as close to a 45-degree angle as possible. This is done to help provide the stems with a larger surface area, keeping them from resting on the bottom of the vase (and to avoid bacteria build-up) as well as open the calloused ends to help them to consume more water.

* Fill a vase with fresh water, full enough to ensure that the flower tips will be fully submerged even after the water level drops after the flowers have had a good drink.

* Place the vase in a relatively cool position with little to no direct sunlight. Unlike growing flowers attached to the original plant, cut stems don’t fare well with direct sunlight or heat. It’s too harsh for them.

* Change the water in the vase every second day. Trim the stems and remove any rotting stems. This will help avoid bacteria build up.

Yes, if they are treated with care. See the tips on previous question.

Yes, you sure can! I totally encourage DIY. Link to Fresh Flowers page.

...about shops, workshops & gift vouchers

Yes, I sure do. You can purchase one here.

Gift vouchers are a work in progress. They will be available soon.

E-Gift Cards are digital and can be purchased 24/7 from our website. You can buy a E-Gift Card right here. Once the order has been processed you will receive an order confirmation email with your gift card details. The card recipient will receive the E-Gift Card via email with instructions on how they can use it. If you would prefer a physical voucher please email farlowsfloriculture@outlook.com to discuss the options.

Gift vouchers are a work in progress. They will be available soon.

Your gift voucher will be issued immediately after purchase. If you have not received it please check your spam/junk folder before contacting our customer support at farlowsfloriculture@outlook.com or by calling 0402 081 048.

Gift vouchers are a work in progress. They will be available soon.

To redeem your gift voucher you will need to enter the card number and PIN in the E-Gift Voucher Code section at checkout.

Farlows’ Floriculture gift vouchers will expire 6 months after the date of purchase.

Please email us at farlowsfloriculture@outlook.com or call us on 0402 081 048

No. I sell direct to the public either from the Flower Truck (see locations on Flower Truck page) or from our farm gate studio by appointment or in wet weather.

Please note the farm gate studio is not open on a regular basis at this stage. That’s a future plan. 

See our Resources page for a list of other local Florists who will be able to help you.

Not at this point in time. Maybe in the future. 

...about weddings & events

No, I don’t do floral styling for events. Please see our Resources page for local florists who can help you.