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Our History

Come with us on a journey from 1948 to the present day


Lynn South Farm dates back to 1948 with John and his wife Daisy farming potatoes, sugar beet, cereals and a dairy herd. But a keen gardener, Daisy had a passion for flowers and asked John for some land.

1980 1990

Daisy (Nanny Bubb) started selling dried flowers at the Women’s Institute stand in Newport.

1985 1999

Daisy’s son Michael builds up the dried flower business with his wife Rose. The business grew to a peak of 150 acres of flower production.

1990 2000

Towards the end of the 90’s the popularity of dried flowers declines, followed by a collapse in the fashion for dried flowers.

1999 2005

After years of keeping petals on the stems, the Bubb’s were beginning to explore whether they could let the petals fall off… a natural petal confetti? Harvesting now for confetti rather than dried flowers.

2000 2006

Shropshire Petals is born! The first recorded order for petals; from a flower shop – 4 litres of petals: 1 lilac, 1 pink, 2 mixed colours. Elements of the dried flowers still flourish with our wheat sheaves embracing the English Country Garden. 

2005 2007

SP features on BBC 1’s Countryfile interviewing Michael & Rose about natural petal confetti.

2006 2011

Shropshire Petals first wedding Show! SP have a stand at the National wedding Show at Birmingham NEC. Today we go all over from London to Scotland and even a hop over to Belfast!

2007 2012

Michael & Rose’s son Jim takes over the running of the flower business.

2011 2012

SP provides confetti for school children to throw in front of the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee pageant at Cosford. SP also provides a wheat sheaf for the Royal Hamper presented to the Queen on behalf of the pageant.

2012 2013

Shropshire Petals provides wheat to Jane Packer to create all of the Olympic and Paralympic bouquets, 4800+ bouquets!

2012 2013

Jim & Jess get married! With lots of Shropshire Petals Confetti of course!

2013 2014

Country Homes & Interiors interview Rose about the Bubb family and their diversified petal business. Jim & Jess filmed for Off the Beaten Track; a 6 part series presented by Christine Bleakley aired on ITV in December 2013.

2013 2015

SP harvest over 2 ton of confetti. Our biggest harvest, we grew over 45,000 flowers, all individually handpicked for petal confetti, that’s over 130 million petals all by hand. 

2014 2016

SP turns 10! Celebrating our 10th year.

SP fun fact: With 32 colours, there are 169,911 combinations available when deciding on our natural petal confetti with the Pick & Mix tool!

2015 2017

Topping off a host of other awards, including The Good Web Guide ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award sponsored by Feefo, SP wins ‘best special touches’ at The British Wedding Awards 2016.

ITV's Des Coleman visits Shropshire Petals to interview Ashley in amongst the flower field for ITV News
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