Welcome to the Rockflower Blog!

Here we talk all things vending, from what’s going on behind-the-scenes and new trends in the vending world to ideas that we have for your vending company.


Times are a Changing

The times they are a changing wrote Bob Dylan and they are for ROCKFLOWER VENDING LTD too. After 3 x years at Blackfriars Station test bedding the unit, the design and the technology that supports it, we are moving on to the next phase of our journey. The PRINCE, the... read more

A Little Update

After the news of our business’ new transition from flower retail vending  to the wholesale of the vending machines we have designed & created, we were so grateful for the messages and support that we received. We are currently in a transition period. The... read more

A Message from our Founder

Sadly, this will be our last week of trading at our Blackfriars location. We have loved being here and have developed such a great customer base. So it is a mutual loss but we must move on to grow into our next incarnation: Rockflower Vending Ltd.   This means... read more

5 Reasons to Love London in the Summer

London weather gets a bad rap. Just mere mention of the city conjures images of overcast skies and rainy days. While we aren’t saying to leave your brolly at home, London does have its fair share of beautifully sunny days. Some of the best things to do in London... read more

Flower Facts: Ranunculus

The ranunculus always draws a crowd at our unit at Blackfriars. Bright colours are always a crowd pleaser, especially for a flower vending machine that needs to grab your attention through a window. So, in honour of one of our most popular stems, we wanted to share a... read more

A Guide to Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings

Just like birthstones and astrological signs, each birth month has an associated flower. It is believed that flowers were given as gifts as early as in the Roman Empire as a way to honour Roman Gods on birthdays. The specific meanings of different flowers emerged... read more

Highlights from Chelsea Flower Show

We love the Chelsea Flower Show. For SO MANY reasons! For one, how fantastic is it to see joyous floral displays and an huge emphasis on gardening and nature in the mainstream press day after day?! It’s brilliant that so many public figures, including the Royal... read more

Flower Facts: Hyacinth

A spring favourite, the traditionally deep purple hyacinth has a strong place in modern day spring gardens, as well as in history. Here are a few facts about the wonderful hyacinth. The hyacinth (Hyacinthus) is a plant from the asparagus (asparagaceae) family. Still... read more

Why We Love Spring in London

London really is the best city in the world when the sun comes out. It’s been said before but we really do believe that. So we are so completely thrilled that it seems to finally be Spring in London. New Beginnings  Spring gives people hope, it represents a new... read more

A Peek into Andrew’s London Garden

It’s National Gardening Week! And what a better way to celebrate than to give you a little insight into our founder Andrew’s marvellous London garden. Bromeliad and acid green Euphorbia. Spotted Laurel. How wonderful is this tree fern about to burst into... read more