Take part in our latest competition to win an iPad Air 2!

by JamieT on January 16, 2015

How good do you think you are when it comes to penning the inner workings of your heart? And do you think you could do it in less than 150 words? That’s the challenge we’re putting to you ahead of Valentine’s Day as we search to find the most romantic poem.

Our ‘Verses for My Valentine’ campaign aims to encourage people to put their thoughts into poetry when writing something special to their loved ones.  Rather than writing a clumsy Valentine’s Day message or borrowing cheesy lines from your favourite RomCom, we are challenging people to craft a beautifully thought-through verse that really expresses their emotions.  These verses can be created in any genre, from a traditional romantic verse to a witty rhyme.

All entries received will be judged by a panel of leading experts including the Poetry Society and a well-known TV psychologist. Our favourites will then be included in Interflora’s Little E-Book of Verse published on our website www.interflora.co.uk, alongside entries from some professional poets. One lucky participant will also receive a brand new iPad Air 2!

If you’d like to take up our challenge (and we hope you do!), all you need to do is construct your most creative verse in less than 150 words and submit it to laura.sephton@interflora.co.uk before midnight Tuesday 27th January 2015. Please also send us a dedication (if you wish), a photograph of yourself and your twitter handle for inclusion in our E-Book.

We would love you to join us in our quest to find the best verse writer!

The (Not So) Small Print

•This competition prize is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Interflora British Unit, or any its subsidiary companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected to this promotion.

•To qualify for entry into the competition write an original and unpublished romantic verse in less than 150 words and send it to laura.sephton@interflora.co.uk before midnight Tuesday 27th January 2015. Please also send us a dedication (if desired), your blog URL and twitter handle.

• Entries received after the closing date of midnight Tuesday 27th January 2015 will not be accepted.

•There is one main prize. The main prize consists of a New Apple iPad Air 2, Apple A8X, iOS 8, 9.7”, Wi-Fi & Cellular, 64GB.

•Interflora’s top 20 entries will be published in the Interflora Little E-Book of Verse on our website on Monday 9th February 2015.

•By entering this competition you give permission for promotional activity around this competition to be used by Interflora British Unit. You also give permission for your poem and the personal details you submit (i.e. name, twitter handle and blog URL) to be published in our Interflora Little E-Book of Verse on www.interflora.co.uk and www.interflora.ie. 

•Interflora’s top 20 entries will be determined by an independent panel and selected based on creativity, originality and romantic appeal.

•The overall competition winner will be chosen by an independent panel on Monday 2nd February 2015 and contacted via the email address provided. The winner will be required to respond to that email within 48 hours in order to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in a new competition winner being drawn.

•Prizes will be delivered within 10 working days of the competition winner confirming their preferred delivery address.

•No purchase is necessary.

•The prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be given.

•Entry is deemed as acceptance of the terms and conditions.

•These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

•This competition is run by Interflora British Unit.


St Dwynwen’s Day

by Julia Bradley on January 22, 2014

In Wales, St Dwynwen’s Day is celebrated on January 25 to commemorate the patron saint of friendship and love.

Little is known about the occasion in the rest of the UK, so we’re putting that right with this guide to what it’s all about.


The story of Dwynwen is not exactly Mills and Boon, but is inspirational nonetheless.


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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It’s Official: We’re a Nation of Hopeless Romantics!

by Bethany Day on February 6, 2013

Valentine's Day FlowersIf you thought romance was dead, think again. A new study into our love lives has revealed we are actually a nation of true romantics who prefer to show our love the old-fashioned way…

The poll – conducted by romance and flower experts Interflora – shows that, despite our addiction to social media, poetry scores higher than Facebook as a means of communicating true love. It also reveals that we like to woo our other halves with hand-written love letters and to say ‘I love you’ with Valentine’s Day flowers.

The study, which involved 2,000 people, set out to discover more about modern relationships and found that a surprising number of us had fallen in love at first sight. And, despite the 50 Shades of Grey effect, when it comes to relationships laughter, support and friendship are deemed more important than money or sex.

Here’s what the survey revealed…




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 >>


My Interflora Creation Celebrity Crush

by Bethany Day on February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Bouquet

There are few things more closely associated with 14th February than beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers. And if you’re looking for something a little different this year- and want to show just how much thought has gone into your gift- why not create your own bouquet using My Interflora Creation?

With the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, we asked our Interflora blogger network to use the new, innovative design tool to create a  bouquet especially for their celebrity crush.



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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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts

by Charlotte.Barnes on January 30, 2013

Valentines Day GiftsThe most romantic day of the year is fast approaching and with it comes the quest to find that perfect gift for your special someone. Whether you are looking for something sweet and romantic, original and trendy or distinctively unique – here’s our guide the top 10 Valentine’s Day gifts for 2013. Read more >>


Create Your Own Valentine’s Day Bouquet

by Charlotte.Barnes on January 29, 2013

My Interflora CreationA bouquet of beautiful, fresh flowers is a romantic and heartfelt gift for Valentine’s Day and many people will be looking for that perfect bouquet over the next few weeks.

If you are one of those who are looking for a bouquet of flowers that is not only stunning to look at, but also personal and tailored to your loved one’s preferences, then all you need it My Interflora Creation