Best Mother’s Day Flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 19, 2013

Mother's Day FlowersMother’s Day is a time for showing your appreciation and gratitude to someone special in your life. Whether it is your mum, grandmother, sister, friend or neighbour, March 10th is a day to let them know how grateful you are for everything they do.

A beautiful bouquet or arrangement of their favourite flowers is a personal and thoughtful way to express your feeling so we’ve gathered a list of our top Mothers Day flowers to give you some inspiration for your gift. Read more >>

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The Language of Flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on January 28, 2013

The Turks in the 17th century seemed to develop flower meanings, as a way for the concubine women who could not read or write to communicate with each other.

During the Victorian era, the meaning and language of flowers became increasingly well-known. In a time when expressing such deep or affection emotions was not considered ‘proper’ behaviour, the notion of using flowers to communicate became very popular. Victorian women especially picked up the silent language that allowed them to communicate feelings and meanings that the strict propriety of the era would not allow. Read more >>

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Buying Flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on January 23, 2013

Choosing the perfect flowers can seem like a nightmare situation for many men (and women) out there – a minefield of styles, colours, scents, sizes and budgets that just seem to dazzle and confuse us. But help is at hand – we’ve put together a simple guide to lead you through the floral maze and bring you out the other side with the perfect bouquet for your special someone.

And remember, the golden rule for all these suggestions is this: find out your loved one’s favourite flower and you can’t go wrong! Read more >>

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Top 10 bizarre yet brilliant flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on August 3, 2012

Flowers come in all shapes, sizes and colours and some are more well-known than others. Roses, lilies and carnations are popular choices when choosing fresh flowers for your home or a loved one, but how about trying something a bit different?

We’ve put together our top ten favourite bizarre yet brilliant flowers, ranging from the exotic to the downright weird! Read more >>

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Top 10 Green Flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on July 20, 2012

A single green orchidGreen flowers symbolise nature, life and rejuvenation as well as youth and good fortune in some parts of the world. Though often overlooked when it comes to popular colour choices for bouquets, green flowers can really make a striking arrangement that is perfect for any occasion.

Here, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 green flowers. Read more >>

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Mother’s Day around the world

by Charlotte.Barnes on May 13, 2012

Although for us in the UK Mothering Sunday whizzed past in March, there’s also International Mother’s Day to come. This year it falls on Sunday May 13th.

It started off in America with Anna Jarvis. She made Mother’s Day official after her own mother campaigned for it for so long. It is now a day to celebrate mothers all around the world. And don’t forget that if you want to say thank you to someone in America then you can send flowers to the USA.

Mother’s Day in the US has no connection to our own Mothering Sunday. Early American settlers from England dropped the idea of Mother’s Day, most likely because they wanted to pursue a more conservative Christian life and the day wasn’t considered a holy enough festival to continue.

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Wedding flowers: Trends for 2012

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 26, 2012

beach-wedding-flowersWhen it comes to special days, there are few dates that are as important and memorable as your wedding day. We know that every single detail of this special occasion is carefully thought out; from the dress and venue, to the photographer and the flowers. Plus, every one of these things must tie in with your chosen theme, which makes the whole process even more delicate. With Interflora’s Head of Floral Gifting Karen Barnes’ guide to wedding trends in 2012, you’ll find that organising your wedding flowers is one less thing to worry about. Read more >>

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Our choice of the top 10 Christmas flowers

by Stefania Del Zotto on November 17, 2011

white-candles-decoration-christmasFlowers can be a brilliant way to decorate your home at Christmas. They bring a more natural feel to a room’s décor than some ornaments and decorations. You can also use flowers to add colour to the table on Christmas Day and can play a huge part in your festive decorating.

We’ve chosen the top 10 Christmas flowers you should have in your home this year… Read more >>

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Zara’s Royal Wedding Flowers – setting a new trend?

by Su Whale on August 2, 2011

How often do you get two royal weddings in the space of four months? Although Zara and Mike’s was a much more low key affair than William and Kate’s, we still had the opportunity to admire the outfits, size up the flowers and of course, see just what they were wearing on their heads.

I’m glad that Princess Beatrice played safe with her head gear this time. Rumour has it that she hired actress Emma Watson’s stylist Charlie Anderson to avoid any further fascinator’s faux pas. Read more >>

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Let love in with pink flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on June 27, 2011

pink rosesPink flowers are a bright and somewhat feminine way of letting a bit of colour into your home and garden. There are so many different shades of pink flowers, from pale baby pinks to bright magenta. Read more >>

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