Win flowers from the Julien Macdonald Collection

by Bethany Day on September 21, 2015

From the catwalk to the red carpet, Julien has dressed some of the world’s most influential celebrities and is best known for his high-octane glamour, and now, with his first foray into the world of flowers, Julien brings his unique vision to a collection of show-stopping bouquets, designed exclusively for Interflora.

To celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to win a fabulous bouquet from this collection every day this week on Twitter!

For your chance to win, all you need to do is simply follow @InterfloraUK on Twitter and retweet the competition tweet for that day.

We wish all entrants the best of luck!



The (not so) small print

  • This prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 or over excluding employees of Interflora British Unit, or any of its subsidiary companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Interflora’s competitions are run by Interflora British Unit and are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Twitter.
  • To qualify for entry to the competition on Twitter, follow @InterfloraUK and retweet the competition tweet for that day. A new competition tweet will be posted each day from Monday 21st September to Friday 25th September.
  • Entry is deemed as acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  • This competition is limited to one entry per person although.
  • Twitter competition entries must be received before 4pm every Wednesday. Entries submitted after that time will not qualify for entry into the competition.
  • Interflora accepts no responsibility for lost or incorrectly completed entries.
  • Each day there is one competition prize Twitter
  • Prizes are subject to availability.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.
  • The Twitter prize draw will take place on every Wednesday, with the winners publically announced by 5pm.
  • The winner will be selected at random by an independent person. No correspondence will be entered in to.
  • In order to claim the prize the winner must respond within 48 hours by a private message on Twitter. Prizes will be delivered within 5 working days of the winner contacting Interflora.
  • By entering this competition you give permission for promotional activity around this competition to be used by Interflora British Unit.
  • These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.



Win flowers: Just tell us what makes the perfect cuppa!

by Bethany Day on May 15, 2015

To celebrate our RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit, ‘Time for Tea’, we’re giving you the chance to win flowers every day of the week*.

All you need to do to take part is tweet @InterfloraUK your tips for making the perfect cuppa using the hashtag #TimeforTea between now and 23rd May.

We’ll randomly choose one winner every day who’ll receive our beautiful Chelsea Tea Party Arrangement worth £34.99.

Example tweets:

@InterfloraUK I like two tea bags in mine! #TimeforTea

@InterfloraUK a chocolate biscuit to dunk! #TimeforTea



Win a Spa Break for Mother’s Day

by Bethany Day on March 15, 2015

Thank Mum for all she does and make Mother’s Day unforgettable this year with a chance to win an indulgent overnight spa break for two plus a beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet from Interflora.

The winner of this truly spectacular prize will be able to whisk Mum off for a peaceful night away to a top-class spa in glorious, peaceful surroundings of the English countryside. You’ll have the choice of six stunning hotels across the country to choose from, each offering wonderful spa and dining facilities. Read more >>


What is Chelsea Fringe?

by Bethany Day on May 16, 2014


The Chelsea Fringe Festival is gearing up for its third year on the gardening scene and is promising an exciting programme of events for 2014.

The festival, which this year runs between 17th May and 8th June, coincides with the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show but is run completely independent of it by a group of passionate volunteers. For many gardening enthusiasts it provides a quirky counterpoint to goings on in the grounds of the Royal Hospital.



Get involved in Saving Rare Plants

by Bethany Day on February 25, 2014

LavenderTV gardening expert Christine Walkden is encouraging more people to become garden plant conservationists through the Plant Guardian project.

Christine, the BBC One Show’s resident gardening guru, wants anyone who has a rare or endangered plant in their garden to become a Plant Guardian and make sure its existence is recorded. Steps can then be taken to ensure it thrives.

Through the project, Plant Heritage has found some extremely rare plants it feared had been lost but have been conserved and added to the National Plant Collection.



Jason Derulo says it with Roses

by Bethany Day on February 18, 2014

Jason Derulo surprised his girlfriend Jordin Sparks with an incredible 10,000 pink roses this Valentine’s Day.

After Kanye West appeared to have managed the ultimate big romantic gesture by treating Kim Kardashian to 1,000 flowers, the Talk Dirty star shared a loved-up Instagram shot showing the couple in their flower-filled hotel suite.

“10,000 roses fill this suite! I only wish I could’ve fit 10,000 more in here! Valentines everyday! Thank you to #passionroses for helping to make this special,” the singer said.



Pesticides ‘making bees shrink’

by Bethany Day on January 20, 2014

A widely used pesticide could be the reason why bumblebees across the country are apparently shrinking.

Research from scientists in the UK reveals that a pyrethroid pesticide, which is commonly used on plants and flowering crops, stunts the growth of worker bumblebee larvae, causing them to hatch out reduced in size.

It is feared that smaller bees will be less effective at foraging for nectar and carrying out their vital task of distributing pollen.



Make someone smile on National Kindness Day

by Bethany Day on November 12, 2013

It sometimes seems that being considerate to others is becoming a thing of the past.

But thankfully National Kindness Day is upon us once more to restore our faith in humanity and show just how paramount it is to be kind to one another.

Perhaps the author Henry James summed it up best when he said: “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.”



Plants loss caused bee extinction

by Bethany Day on October 26, 2013

A loss of flowering plants caused by a huge asteroid impact 65 million years ago brought about a mass extinction of bees, scientists have claimed.

The US-based research team claimed that the massive extinction event, which is believed to have brought about the end of the dinosaurs, had catastrophic consequences for other species on Earth as well.

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire used a technique called molecular phylogenetics that looks at evolutionary relationships written in DNA. When analysing sequences from four main “tribes” of 230 carpenter bee species, the team found signs consistent with a mass extinction.



Woman’s garden is ‘tourist hotspot’

by Julia Bradley on September 30, 2013

An award-winning garden in York has become so popular it is now part of the city’s unofficial tourist trail.

Yorkshire’s county city already boasts several visitors attractions; such as York Minster, The Shambles, Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum, York Dungeon and York Theatre Royal.

And now it seems Sharon Beadnell’s garden can be added to that list.