What are your opening hours?
At Annandale we open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and from 9am to 4pm on Sundays. Normally, we will also be at the shop from 7am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and if we are there at this time we’ll happily help you then if you are passing or in a hurry.
At Castlecrag we open from 8am to 6pm Monday through to Friday and from 8am to 4.30pm on Saturdays.
As a general rule, we close on public holidays but do open on occasions. Please call first to see if we are open on these days to save disappointment.
At times your shop is filled with flowers but at other times the selection isn’t so full. Why is this?
We only ever sell flowers if they are fresh and full of life. This means that there will be times when we won’t have a shop that is overflowing with flowers as we are about to restock with lovely fresh blooms and foliages the next day. Whilst we receive flowers direct from a number of growers throughout the week, we always refill the shop on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with flowers purchased from wholesalers and growers. As such, these days and Saturdays are the days when the shop will be filled with flowers. You can still expect a good selection (and most importantly fresh flowers) on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, however, it won’t be as comprehensive as on the market days. We suggest calling us beforehand if there is a special flower that you really must have – we’ll do our best to obtain it for you.
How do I get a job at jodie mcgregor flowers?
We are fortunate to have a wonderful and loyal team working with us and have little turnover. As such, openings are uncommon, however, we are happy to take resumes and keep them on file should a position become available. We are also looking to expand the business and this will create further opportunities. At times we have positions for trainee florists for a small number of hours each week or for people to help with cutting and dressing the flowers. Please call, drop by or email us if you would like to know more.
Why do the prices of the flowers vary from time to time?
Just like fruit and vegetables and seafoods and meats, the prices of flowers varies due to the seasons and to supply and demand. Generally, we will then adjust our prices to reflect this. Sometimes it will result in us buying less of the flower if it has gone up to a level which we don’t feel represents value and we will just stock a small amount in the event that someone really loves that flower. Conversely, where there is plenty of a particular flower we may purchase a significant amount and offer it as a flower addict special.
I’m interested in having flowers delivered to my home or workplace on a regular basis. What’s involved?
It’s easy. We’ll talk about the look you’re after, the amount you are wanting to spend and when the best time to deliver or install the flowers is. We’ll set you up with an account, take your credit card details for security and start delivering gorgeous blooms to you. Watch how much happier you become when having a regular supply of flowers. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
How does your flower addicts club work?
There’s no cards to carry, no numbers to remember and no membership period. If you buy flowers from us you are entitled to be a member for free. It’s that easy. We just need some details from you and then you’ll be set for the following benefits. We'll send you a birthday surprise offer each year, put you in the weekly prize draw to win a $50 bouquet whenever you buy flowers, allow you to accumulate points to redeem in the future and offer you specials in-store and through our website from time to time. Joining the Flower Addicts Club is easy. All you have to do is place an order with us and provide us with your contact details and date of birth (or just your birthday if you don't want us to know your age!) Note that reward points are available for flowers and products purchased in store and for delivery over the phone but do not accrue for wedding and event flowers, weekly corporate installations or for Interflora orders.
How do I get my wedding flowers underway?
Just contact us to arrange an appointment. We’ll get all the important details from you, suggest a few things that you may want to do before we meet and then give you some fabulous ideas when we get together. Appointments are held during the week and on Saturdays and typically we have one face to face meeting and then finalise all the details two weeks prior to your wedding. To secure us as your wedding florist involves a payment of a $500 deposit.
Wedding flowers seem more expensive. Why is this so?
Until this is explained people sometimes think that wedding flowers are over-priced. However, wedding flowers are more expensive as more flowers are used and more time is spent on them. There is time spent liaising with the church and reception venue, the bride and mother-of-the-bride, or wedding planner and also with the flower growers. In order to ensure that the flowers are the very best, more are purchased than for an everyday bouquet and wastage is significantly more. Honest engines, we really don’t make a killing on weddings. In fact, we always feel we don’t charge enough.
How do I make my flowers last longer?
There are some simple ways to ensure that you get the most life from your flowers. Always cut the stems before you put them in water, and keep the leaves above the water level by stripping them back at the base. The water should be changed when it starts to look unclean, say every 4-5 days and flower food added to most flowers although some, such as tulips and gerberas, do not benefit from the addition of food. Keep your flowers out of direct sunlight and sing to them each day (well, they’ll feel loved won’t they) and you will be on the way to keeping your flowers fresh. For more information, please see our care instructions page.