Survey results: Chocolate tops 2012 quit list (with infographic)

by Charlotte.Barnes on January 18, 2012

More people would like to cut down on or give up chocolate than smoking this year, according to the Interflora New Year’s Resolution Survey.

While nine per cent of people in the survey said that quitting smoking was their New Year’s resolution, more people said they will be cutting out or cutting down on their chocolate intake, with 10 per cent resolving to do so in 2012. Read more >>


Interflora florists’ passion to deliver…

by Charlotte.Barnes on January 6, 2011

Interflora is proud of how its national network of florists often go out of their way to ensure important deliveries are made.

And – as these accounts by three determined members of our network illustrate – such devotion to exemplary customer service can sometimes mean going one step further to guarantee a special gift reaches its intended recipient.

Read on to discover how this trio of Interflora florists braved arctic weather and horrendous driving conditions to fulfil their customers’ orders. Read more >>

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WIN! – Who do you think deserves a Christmas kiss?

by Charlotte.Barnes on December 1, 2010

Christmas is a time for presents, celebration and family, hugs and kisses – with all that mistletoe around you’re bound to get a few cheeky pecks over the festive season.

We asked who you thought deserved a Christmas kiss and so many of you replied! All the winners have now been chosen. Thank you to everyone who entered!


Interflora’s guide to herbs

by Charlotte.Barnes on November 9, 2010

Herbs are very rewarding to grow as they can add flavour to food, as well as help with ailments and illnesses. You can buy herbs in two forms at your local florist – either as a complete plant or as a cut herb.

Here’s our guide to some popular varieties…

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Neil Whittaker Wins Florist of the Year

by Charlotte.Barnes on November 1, 2010

Interflora florist Neil Whittaker has won the British Florist Association’s prestigious Florist of the Year competition. The victory means he will go on to compete for Great Britain in the Europa Cup.

The Europa Cup will take place next September in the Czech Republic. Neil will take part in three days of intense competition with representatives from around 20 other countries. He represented Britain in 2007 in Slovenia, reaching a very well deserved fourth place – the highest ever reached by a British competitor. Read more >>


Halloween florist shop window competition: GALLERY

by Charlotte.Barnes on October 20, 2010

Our Halloween shop window competition is now closed. Thank you to all the florists who sent in their pictures – you can see them all below.

Each display shows off our florists’ skills and they’ve all created some brilliantly spooky windows. You can see pumpkins, black cats, broomsticks and all manner of Halloween themes.

Because of the amazing response we decided to extend the prizes on offer. The winner will now get an Ultimate Indulgence Hamper worth £100 and the five runners up will get one Gourmet Delights Hamper, worth £35, each.

Winners will be announced on Friday October 29th.


Interflora wins gold at the RHS Autumn Harvest Show

by Charlotte.Barnes on October 5, 2010

The winning design celebrates autumn using a combination of dahlias and autumn foliage.

Interflora florist David Denyer, who will be leading Interflora’s design installation at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011, put the design together. David has previously won five gold medals at Chelsea, including four-times best in show; he also won the Interflora World Cup in 2004.

Take a look at the winning design below… Read more >>


How to create an exotic orchid design (VID)

by Charlotte.Barnes on September 15, 2010

As part of orchid fortnight we wanted to show you just want can be done with such beautiful and exotic flowers. Watch the video below as Interflora florists Joy Gill and Neil Whittaker create a stunning design using orchids. It demonstrates perfectly the levels of expertise and creativity our florists have. Read more >>


Interflora makes £2,000 Kenyan donation

by Charlotte.Barnes on August 23, 2010

The Oserian Farm in Kenya – one of our Fairtrade suppliers – is based on the shores of Lake Naivasha and provides us with some of the beautiful Fairtrade flowers you see on

On 245 hectares of land, the farm produces around 400 million stems a year – mainly roses and carnations. There are around 6,000 workers employed at Oserian and the farm provides them with housing, healthcare and schools for their children….



How to look after flowers in the heat

by Charlotte.Barnes on August 10, 2010

Although most flowers will thrive on hot, sunny days there are times when really dry spells can leave your plants looking a little tired.

Our guide will help you keep your plants at their healthiest during the summer…