Delivering flowers to a Dead Yard in London has become more common- what do you think we can do to change this?

Beloved Flower Lover,

‘Dead yard’ is a Jamaica term used to describe the house of a deceased. We are finding that we are delivering more and more flowers to the homes of young people who have been killed. Deaths are increasingly connected to drugs as drug lords target youngsters to avoid detection by the law. They get caught in the business because it is a business and they along with the families become victims. Delivering flowers to a dead yard is sobering. It really is.

Reading the papers has been s recent pastime in the studio as we prepare flowers for delivery. Much of it we can appreciate it…..Chuka Umunna is the Liberal Democrat MP for Streatham recently wrote

….”often, a lot of young people who get wrapped up in these things come from quite stable families. We have to ensure that there are more meaningful things for our young people to do outside school hours – we need decent, proper activities that will expand our young people’s horizons and give them things they will enjoy doing in their local areas, which years of austerity have seen cut.

A big factor is the illegal drugs markets. In short, the demand for illegal drugs from middle-class people is a major driver of this violence, with young people and children from my borough being used to traffic drugs to other parts of Britain. Above all, poverty and inequality is a common thread, as one of the primary school children said to me. ….this serious youth violence is generally not happening in wealthy areas but in socially deprived neighbourhoods…

Obviously we deliver flowers to mark respect and to offer the family a sign that they are loved and supported. What else can we do? Please share your ideas?

The Team,


The London Flower Lover

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