Faithful customers are celebrating the 'blooming marvellous' news that celebrated florist Martyn Crossley is opening up shop again in Windsor.

Mr Crossley gathered quite a following in the town after occupying a store there for 28 years - even creating displays and bouquets for the royal family.

The shock news that he was closing his store in Queen Anne’s Court back in July to concentrate instead on online and telephone orders came as a blow to many of his regulars.

Now, owing to demand from customers Mr Crossley has opened the doors on a new boutique at Windsor Yards with suitable sumptuous selection of autumnal blooms and foliage.

He said: "Since we closed the old store as a result of family illness, we have been inundated with support from clients hoping to see us back in the town. We’ve even had some messages from France and America.

“We are delighted to have opened a store in Windsor again. While we’ve been busy over the summer with phone and internet orders, we have missed the personal interaction you can only get in a shop. Customers want to see, touch and smell the flowers and create something really unique, particularly for an important occasion like a wedding or funeral.

“We’re so excited to be in our new store, with the same staff and selection of products. We’re also looking forward to seeing what the new location close to the station and the increased footfall at Windsor Yards will bring.”

Robert Gramson, centre manager at Windsor Yards, said: “Welcoming Martyn Crossley to Windsor Yards and back to the town, is a huge honour. Its floral displays have a unique and classic style that the people of Windsor and beyond adore."