Brockley Cross florist to close

Nicky Fianders, the flower shop on the corner of Brockley Cross and Brockley Road, is to close next week.

Though its range was limited, the shop was a bright spot in an otherwise unloved collection of shops, clustered around the infamous double roundabout. The shop was well kept and attractive and we must all hope that the landlord doesn't allow it to deteriorate.

The Tea Factory, with its new gallery and coffee shop, can't come soon enough for the fortunes of this intersection.

There are rumours of a new florist opening in Brockley soon (we hope to be able to confirm those details one way or another shortly) and, if so, our personal hope is that they offer a more "contemporary" selection than is currently available at either Nicky Fianders or the florist near Moonbow Jakes. It would also be nice to see them diversify in to garden plants and pots. Given the number of wonderful gardens in the area, it seems odd that there's nothing to cater for the green fingered around here.

Thanks to Andrew for the news and good luck to the current management in their next move.