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 Spooky Flowers for Halloween

by Charlotte.Barnes on October 25, 2012

Flowers are bright, beautiful and lovely things that bring fresh fragrance and wonderful colour into your home, right? Except, of course, when nature decides to turn nasty. That’s when colourful and beautiful become dark and ugly. In preparation for Halloween, we’ve sought out the scariest, spookiest and generally most unpleasant-looking plants and flowers that we could find.

You have been warned! Read more >>

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Top 10 Grandparents’ Day Gifts

by Charlotte.Barnes on September 26, 2012

From telling us funny stories to teaching us new things, our grandparents enrich our lives in so many ways. This year, why not say thank you for all they do by treating your gran and granddad to a thoughtful gift for Grandparents’ Day?

This guide to our favourite Grandparents’ Day gifts offers many wonderful ways to show your appreciation. Read more >>

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Blue Flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on September 17, 2012

Forget Me Not FlowerDespite what you may think, there is no such as a true blue flower in nature. The various shades that deceive us are always almost blue, varying from deep indigo to light purple. The ‘blue flower’ in literature and film is often used to represent otherworldliness and inspiration, such as the examples found in A Scanner Darkly and Batman Begins.

Here we’ve put together our favourite ‘almost blue’ flowers so even if you can’t find a true blue one in nature, you can get as close as possible.

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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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Hydrangeas: Flower Focus

by Bethany Day on August 1, 2012

Hydrangea PlantWith their unmistakable mop-shaped heads and showy blooms, hydrangeas are a cottage garden classic. Big, bold and beautiful these lovely flowers come in a myriad of different shades making them a popular choice for brightening up the home.

One of the wonderful things about hydrangeas is their ability to change colour as they grow. Fully coloured hydrangeas, which are greenish with hints of other colours within, are known as ‘classic’. Young hydrangeas, which have not matured to that stage, are known as ‘fresh’.

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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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Gerberas: Flower Focus

by Bethany Day on July 12, 2012

Gerberas Daisy FlowersWith its simple daisy shape and bold colour varieties, the gerbera must be one of the trendiest flowers on the market. Loved by photographers and designers alike, the Gerbera image appears on items as diverse as wedding stationery to toilet seats!

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