Flower Apps for Smart Phones

by Bethany Day on October 15, 2012

Summer may be officially over, but that doesn’t mean you should forget all about your favourite flowers. Whether you’re crazy about carnations or go dizzy for daisies, with the help of your smartphone you’ll still be able to get your fingers green come rain or shine. To offer a helping hand, the helpful folks from Phones 4u have compiled this nifty guide to the top horticultural apps available on the market now.

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012: Top Five Gardens

by Su Whale on May 24, 2012

Kelways Garden at ChelseaChoosing five favourites at Chelsea is an almost impossible task considering how incredible the designs are and how high the standard of workmanship is. I decided to go for exhibits that, in my opinion, really had the ‘wow’ factor.

So here is my ‘wow’ factor top five (in no particular order!) Read more >>

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Top Uses of Technology for Weddings and Proposals

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 7, 2012

No marriage (and indeed no proposal) is ever the same. Popping the question and orchestrating the big day combines the kind of loving ingenuity and untrammelled devotion which inevitably reveals a kaleidoscope of character and passion. That is why proposals can be grand occasions or subtle romantic gestures and also why no one can bear the thought of missing the main event. These days, even technology is keen to make the guest list. No longer happy just helping to-be-weds get to the church on time, technology is being embraced more and more by happy couples to startling effect. Read more >>

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Interflora florist wins Excellence Medallion at WorldSkills

by Su Whale on October 12, 2011

Last week saw the WorldSkills global competition come to Britain and we were absolutely delighted to have an Interflora florist, Victoria Richards, representing the UK. After a very intense week of competition, Victoria finished joint 6th out of 18 competitors, our highest result in floristry at WorldSkills, and she also picked up a coveted Medallion of Excellence for her work. Well done Victoria!

Having spent a day at the event, held at the ExCel centre in London Docklands, I can testify that all the floristry contestants, from as far afield as New Zealand, Mexico and China, worked incredibly hard in very testing circumstances. Read more >>

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Interflora sponsors Undercover Granny blog

by Charlotte.Barnes on September 23, 2011

Here at Interflora we appreciate blogging talent and as a result we’ve decided to sponsor a new blog we think has real potential.

The Undercover Granny is a down-to-earth, witty and interesting account of the struggles and triumphs of being a grandparent.

There’s been a huge rise in the number of mummy bloggers and they have some of the most influential and honest blogs out there. We thought it would be interesting to read a blog from the point of view of a new granny. Read more >>

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A weekend of floristry at Chicheley Hall

by Su Whale on August 17, 2011

I’ve recently been to the most fantastic flower show event held at Chicheley Hall, a Grade 1 listed country house in Buckinghamshire. This is the first of its kind in the UK with the house, the grounds, the woods – even the moat – all filled with incredible flower displays.

This was a joint venture, organised by The Judith Blacklock Flower School, the British Florist Association and international design magazine Fleur Creatif. The event featured a host of floral stars from Britain and Europe including German Master Florist Gregor Lersch and Damien Koh, plus some great home grown talent such and Interflora members and floral designers David Ragg, Sarah Horne and Neil Whittaker. 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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Our expert florist’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Top 10

by Su Whale on July 21, 2011

Su Whale is the Interflora Blog’s resident expert florist and we sent her to Cheshire to show you her favourite bits of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. There’s even a video at the bottom of this post, in which Su looks at 5 of her choices in more detail. Read more >>

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Top 5: Plants and flowers to attract bees to your garden

by Charlotte.Barnes on June 22, 2011

Viper's Bugloss (Copyright: Habitat Aid 2009)Nick Mann, founder of Habitat Aid and keen beekeeper, has kindly offered his expertise to Interflora’s Bee Awareness campaign, highlighting the plight of the honeybee. Nick has listed his top 5 flowers and plants for attracting honeybees to your garden and why.

As the countryside becomes more and more of a green desert, gardeners have an increasingly important role to play to help bees. What can you do? Read more >>

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Bee Awareness: Mary Berry’s honey recipe

by Charlotte.Barnes on June 3, 2011

Mary Berry needs little introduction – she’s one of the UK’s most respected cookery writers, as well as a TV cook. Most recently seen on our screens on the Great British Bake-Off, Mary it seems is unstoppable.

The great thing about Mary’s recipes, which she develops at home in her kitchen in Buckinghamshire, is that they are easy to follow and always work brilliantly.

We caught up with her and told her of the Interflora campaign to save bees and asked her to come up with a dish that incorporates honey. Read more >>

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