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  1. National Water a Flower Day May 30th

    Next Saturday, May the 30th 2015, marks National Water a Flower Day . Despite being relatively obscure, we at Clare Florist feel that this is an important national holiday which should be honoured. According to the Holiday Insights website, a perenially informative and eye-opening resource, National Water a Flower Day is "a reminder to water your flowers... all of them." This begs the question, do we really need a day set aside to remind us to properly care for our flowers? Hopefully the answer to that is no! Flower Care should be a year-round concern. For those of us who like to fill...

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  2. Clare Florist 2015 Summer Flowers Range Preview

    Summertime is right around the corner, finally! As we all breathe a huge sigh of collective relief, we thought now would be a good time to preview our 2015 summer flowers range , a collection brimming with colour, light, vibrancy and optimisim. Summertime is a season which pretty much everyone on the planet anticipates with eagerness, irregardless of how you plan to spend it, whether you're relaxing in the garden with a good book under the summer sun or planning a trip to somewhere exotic. Maybe, like me, you plan to drift around on your Penny Skateboard whilst sipping on a refreshing iced...

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  3. British Flowers Week 2015 Preview

    British Flowers Week , a national celebration of all things floral and British, is set to commence from the 15th of June 2015. The event is in its third year and is gaining steady momentum in press and digital media coverage; #BritishFlowersWeek purportedly boasted a Twitter reach of 1.4 million last year! The brainchild of New Covent Garden Market , British Flowers Week was introduced as a means of recognising seasonal, locally grown UK flowers. Independent florists across the country are being called upon to help promote and spread awareness of the campaign. To help generate publicity and invite...

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  4. Caring for your Roses

    Infographics seem to be all the rage these days so we thought we'd get in on the action. This rose flower care infographic is the first in a range of different flower care tips we'll be rolling out on the blog. As you can see, we opted for an unsensationalist yet informative tone in the end - the temptation to go with a clickbaity title along the lines of "9 Secrets Florists Don' Want You to Know - What's at Number 1 May Surprise You" was quickly ruled out. Stay tuned for more infographics with great tips on caring for different varieties of flower - this information can...

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  5. Single Rose Gift Sets

    Sometimes we want to send flowers without going overboard. Sometimes less is more. Think elegantly simple, refreshingly uncomplicated. For example, maybe you want to let someone know you have a crush on them without scaring them off with an over the top gesture. Or maybe you want to surprise your partner out of the blue but don't want to send them an enormous bouquet; this might make them think you feel guilty about something after all! Enter the Clare Florist Single Rose Gift Sets. Sending someone a single rose can make for an undeniably powerful statement. It is evocative of purity &...

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  6. New Bouquets for Summer

    Summertime is here (almost), and to celebrate we have two colourful and attention-grabbing bouquets now available to order online today! The breathtaking Beautiful British bouquet is bound to impress with its radiant array of homegrown stems. The cool thing about this bouquet is that it varies from order to order, meaning that no two Beautiful British bouquets are exactly the same. We use only the freshest seasonal flowers we have to hand, which means that you get a unique arrangement of eye-catching British flowers. Another exciting new addition to our range is the resplendent Summer Splash bouquet...

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  7. Surprise Them with Romantic Roses

    There are many different reasons to send flowers by occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries or special days like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day. But sometimes a bouquet of flowers can have the most impact when it is sent as a surprise, completely out of the blue. The sheer spontaneity of the gesture will your floral gift a very welcome surprise indeed when compared to sending flowers for a birthday or the like when it is perhaps somewhat expected. If you would like to send romantic flowers to your loved one, sending them out of the blue 'just because' can have a huge impact....

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  8. The Lily - May's Birth Flower

    Regular readers of the Clare Florist blog will probably be familiar with the concept of birth flowers , a tradition whereby a different flower is assigned to each month of the year. The birth flower for the month of May is the Lily of the Valley, a stem known for its sweet aroma and highly poisonous properties. As such, we couldn't really recommend this as a birthday gift , unless of course you are shopping for your arch nemesis. And even then, sending them highly poisonous flowers seems like a bit much. Instead, if you have a loved one celebrating a birthday in May, why not send them a bouquet...

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  9. Why Orchids Have Lips-Shaped Petals

    The exotically beautiful and mysterious orchid flower is one of the blooms which best captures our imagination, evoking images of distant jungles or deserts where orchids flower under a simmering sun. This fascinating flower is still the source of intrigue within the scientific community with fresh new research from Taiwan appearing online this week. Researchers have managed to identify the reason why the orchid flower has its distinctive lip shaped petal which has been a source of much speculation until now. Orchids are unique in that they feature three regular petals alongside an instantly recognisable...

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  10. National Flower Arranging Day 2015

    Friday the 1st of May 2015 marks National Flower Arranging Day , a celebration of the artistry involved in creating beautiful bouquets and baskets which is something we happen to know a thing or two about here at Clare Florist, if we do say so ourselves. This year, the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies is planning an extra special event to spread awareness of the day. NAFAS are planning to distribute over 60,000 bouquets across the country with endorsement from celebrities including Alan Titchmarsh, Jamie Oliver and Lulu. Dubbed the "Lonely Bouquet," the campaign sees...

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