Corsages for Prom

by Bethany Day on July 1, 2013

Pink Prom Corsage with GerminiHaving started as formal dances to instil social etiquette into the colleges of America, prom nights have recently become equally popular in UK schools too. Arguably one of the most important nights in a teenagers’ social calendar, prom celebrates the end of term, exams and ultimately your school days. It is the perfect occasion to get dressed up to the nines, let down your hair and party with your friends.

In true prom night tradition it is customary for female attendees to wear a corsage to complement their dress.  From classic rose wrist corsages to those which feature exquisite orchids or funky gerberas, a colourful corsage is a wonderful way to add a special finishing touch to your prom ensemble. And, if you take care of your corsage throughout the night, you can later dry out the flowers to make an ever-lasting keepsake of your special day. Read more >>


Scented Flowers

by Bethany Day on June 24, 2013

Blog may 3rd 1One thing you can’t get away from in the floristry business is fragrance. In fact, when it comes down to beautiful scents, working at a florist shop is probably only rivaled by being on the perfume counter in a department store.

Indeed, many of our florists will tell you that the first thing nearly every customer says when they walk into their shop is ‘what a wonderful smell!’ We assume they are referring to the flowers of course!

Scented flowers add an extra-dimension to the beauty of flowers. Here’s a guide to our favourite varieties…



Fairtrade Fortnight 2013

by Bethany Day on February 25, 2013

FairtradeFairtrade Fortnight (25th February- 10th March) is all about raising awareness of the plight of farmers and workers in the developing world and how you can help them negotiate better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade by choosing to buy Fairtrade certified products.


Spring Bulbs for Mother’s Day

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 20, 2013

Spring BulbsThe great thing about Mother’s Day is that you aren’t just limited to buying a bunch of flowers – there are so many other floral gift options out there.

In fact when it comes to choosing something for mum (or mum-in-law or grandma) as long as it’s pretty and in flower they’ll be happy. This could be anything from an expensive designer arrangement to a simple, gift-wrapped plant.

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to take advantage of all the spring bulbs. Not only do they make great gifts but they keep growing after the day has been and gone; plus, they can be planted in the garden and will flower next year too!



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 >>


Wedding Anniversary Flowers

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 13, 2013

Wedding anniversary flowersAre you finding it difficult to come up with something romantic for your aluminium or steel wedding anniversary? Why not say it with flowers instead with our handy floral anniversary list?

The origins of the tradition of giving gifts on a wedding anniversary is widely debated, with some believing it was started by the Romans, while others attribute the custom to the Victorians. What we do know is that in 1937, a jeweller’s association saw an opportunity for increasing sales by promoting each and every wedding anniversary.  They came up a modern list of annual gifts for 75 years’ worth of marriage and picked out practical, easy-to-find gifts for each milestone. Read more >>

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 11, 2013

Last Minute Valentine's Day giftsWith our best intentions at heart, we always say we are going to plan our Valentine’s Day gifts in advance and save ourselves that last minute panic. But somehow, every year, there are many of us who end up with some frantic shopping to do and few options to choose from.

To save you the stress of finding that perfect romantic gift in a hurry, we have put together a list of the top last minute Valentine’s Day gifts available, to make sure you don’t end up with a very disappointed loved one when February 14th comes around. Read more >>


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 7, 2013

Valentines Day gifts for himValentine’s Day isn’t just about treating the fairer sex to a special gift – it is also about showing the man in your life how amazing he is and just how much you care. Here you will find our top Valentine’s Day gifts for him that are sure to put a big smile on his face this February 14th. Read more >>

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How to Care for Cut Roses

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 5, 2013

Red rosesValentine’s Day is a time for romantic gestures and thoughtful surprises, and there are many people out there who consider a bouquet of fresh red roses to be the ultimate symbol of love and affection. If you are one of the lucky ones this year and have been gifted with a beautiful bouquet of these stunning flowers, you will want to make sure they last as long as possible.

In order to help you keep your flowers looking their best, here is a simple guide to keeping your roses looking beautiful. Follow these helpful hints and tips and you can enjoy your wonderful Valentine’s Day roses for longer. Read more >>


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day gifts for herValentine’s Day is a celebration of love and romance and is the perfect time to treat the special lady in your life to a gift that shows her how much you truly care. From beautiful bouquets of flowers to amazing gift experiences that you can share, here are our top Valentine’s Day gifts for her. Read more >>

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