What to do with your Christmas tree

by Julia Bradley on December 28, 2013

If you were lucky enough to have a real tree this Christmas, what can you do with it now the festive season is over?

Replant it

If you bought a tree that has been grown in a container or potted with its roots intact, you can plant it in your garden after the festivities are over.


How To Create a Vintage Look for Your Home

by Bethany Day on May 14, 2013

Vintage Home StyleVintage styling is becoming increasingly popular as people look to add character to their home by taking inspiration from bygone decades.

Some people go all out and replicate interiors trends from the ‘20s or ‘60s with a real dedication to authenticity, while others are happy to simply add a few vintage-style pieces from their favourite era to complement their modern furnishings. You could even evoke the sense of the past by using flowers which were popular in a particular period.

If you want to add a vintage twist to your abode, why not follow our simple tips for creating a particular decade’s ‘look’ in your own home.



The Truth behind the Legend of St George

by Charlotte.Barnes on April 18, 2013

Very little is known about St George, our patron saint. The year of his birth is unknown, but we do know that he died in 303AD and was a Christian martyr.


The legend of George and the dragon came about in the early 11th century and it’s thought that the dragon represented Satan and the Roman Empire.



Floral Fashions for Weddings

by Bethany Day on April 17, 2013

Wedding FlowersWith the likes of top fashion designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang incorporating floral patterns and inspiration into their bridal designs, there’s no better time to embrace this season’s hottest wedding trend– flower power.

From floral head dresses to beautiful wreaths and corsages there’s so many ways to add an extra floral touch to your big day.



Keep Mother’s Day Flowers Looking Blooming Lovely

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 5, 2013

Mothers DayFlowers are a must for Mother’s Day and with a little bit of extra love and attention, they’ll continue to brighten up your Mum’s day long after Mothering Sunday.

To help your loved one keep their flowers looking lovely for longer, follow our helpful guide to caring for your Mother’s Day flowers. Read more >>


Funniest baby videos on YouTube

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 26, 2013

Funniest YouTube VideosWith Mother’s Day just around the corner we thought we’d round up some of the funniest baby videos on the web.

From adorable tots to cheeky toddlers, we’ve picked out 10 of the best that left us with a big smile on our faces.





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 >>