I am a self confessed flower snob. One of the joys of having my own shop is that I can inflict my snobbery on the good people of Stamford. Xanths, carnations, alstromeria and the dreaded gerbera are banished, I find these flowers most offensive, used for longevity rather than beauty or scent. I have even been known to sneer at them at market. This week a particular order required some gerberas, I only needed a few, but you have to buy 30, and so 26 of them have sat in the shop. I have looked at them long and hard and tried like them, but I simply can't. I would rather have a single sweetpea that lasts just a few days, than a truck load of gerbera that last 2 weeks.