Europe’s rarest orchid rediscovered

by Julia Bradley on December 19, 2013

Scientists claim to have rediscovered Europe’s rarest species of orchid.

The species, known as Hochstetter’s butterfly-orchid, was first discovered in 1838 but had escaped official recognition for almost two centuries.

That is, however, until now. On a trip to the Azores in the North Atlantic Ocean, a team of scientists stumbled across the
orchid on a single volcanic ridge.
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Orchid mantis mimicry ‘attracts prey’

by Julia Bradley on December 6, 2013

Scientists have confirmed that a creature known as the orchid mantis mimics exotic flowers to both hide from prey – and attract victims.

The insect, that features legs which look like petals, has evolved over time to imitate orchids in both shape and colour.

Australian researchers who carried out the research even claim that the orchid mantis is actually more attractive to insects than the genuine flower itself.
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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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Walking in an Orchid Wonderland!

by Charlotte.Barnes on December 24, 2012

OrchidOrchids are one of nature’s most beautiful flowers but many people are putting off having them in their home, thinking that they require a lot of specialist care.  In fact, orchids are as easy to care for as any other flower as long as you know what you’re doing from the start. 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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How to care for your Phalaenopsis orchid

by Su Whale on December 2, 2011

The Phalaenopsis or moth orchid is one of the most elegant and easy to care for indoor flowering plants. If you have just received one of these beautiful orchids as a gift then here are some straight forward tips on how to look after it. 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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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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Treat your mum to Mother’s Day flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 14, 2011

Mother’s Day this year is on April 3rd and it’s a time for spoiling your mum and letting her know just how much she is appreciated. With this special day approaching we thought we’d introduce you to our Mother’s Day flowers.

No matter what your mum’s tastes, there will be something for her in our Mother’s Day range. The Mother’s Day Perfect Gift is a beautiful arrangement of pastel shades, all in their own vase. Your mum will receive large-headed roses, spray chrysanthemums, lilac statice and pink spray carnations in shades of pinks, purples and cream. Read more >>

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