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  1. Sunflower Surprise Summer Special Offer

    Of all the flowers we most associate with the spring and summer months, the broad-faced cheerful sunflower has to be one of the most popular. There's something about sunflowers that just instantly evoke warm thoughts of mild weather, sunshine, long days and carefree living! Summer's just around the corner and we cannot deny that we are becoming a tad excited by this prospect. To share some of our good cheer, we are offering a generous 24% discount on our Sunflower Surprise bouquet which is a saving of £8.49 on the regular price. This means that for just £27 you can have the...

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  2. Why you need to do some Spring Cleaning

    Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal, a time to dust off the cobwebs of the old and welcome the health and positivity of the new. Spring cleaning can take many forms, from physical to emotional. And these can influence and affect one another – there’s no doubt that your environment can affect your mood and, to some extent, vice-versa. Springtime is a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning in your life and the best place to start is with your home. Tidying up your surroundings and getting rid of your old junk that you’ve been hoarding (let’s face it, that drawer...

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  3. Popular Flowers for May Birthdays

    It's a familiar scenario. Someone special has a birthday approaching fast and you're frozen in the headlights of gift indecision. We've previously explored some of the reasons why flowers make the best birthday gift . In today's blog our aim is to try to generate some ideas and inspiration regarding which types of flowers and which bouquets make for the best gifts for the month of May. The month of May is synonymous both with springtime and also with a feeling of anticipation for the coming summer. As such, flowers associated with these seasons often make for a great birthday gift...

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  4. International Mother's Day 2016

    Feliz dia de la madre! Schonen Muttertag! Buona festa della mamma! No matter how you say it, the day of celebration for the woman who brought you into the world is undeniably an international phenomenon. Mother’s Day in its modern form began in America in the early 20 th century and nowadays falls on different dates and has different customs and traditions throughout the world. In some countries, globalisation has led to an Americanised take on the holiday whilst in others, older traditions celebrating Motherhood are still prevalent. International Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 8...

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  5. Six Colourful Bouquets for Spring

    There's no denying that spring has sprung. The nights are getting lighter, the wildflowers are appearing in parks and gardens and I've traded beanie hat for sunglasses for the morning commute. Inspired by the colour and optimism of the season, I've decided to select six of my favourite springtime bouquets. These are bouquets which, for me anyway, really evoke the magic and good cheer of spring. Spring Breeze Yellow chrysanthemums, orange and yellow gerberas, white carnations and yellow lilies make up our delightful Spring Breeze bouquet, an arrangement which is brimming with warmth...

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  6. Flower Power! The Clare Florist Guide to Guerrilla Gardening

    In recent times there seems to have been a surge of interest in the phenomenon known as guerrilla gardening , which might lead you to think it’s a new trend invented by craft beer swilling, gourmet burger eating bearded hipsters. You’d be mistaken; in fact, the advent of guerrilla gardening can be traced all the way back to New York City in the early 1970s. As with many of these types of niche interests, the advent of the Internet has definitely prompted a renewed interest in guerrilla gardening, helping to spread awareness as well as making items such as ‘seed bombs’ more...

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  7. Googolplex Rose Bouquet

    We’ve noticed a trend for larger than life bouquets lately with florists striving to surpass our 100 rose bouquets . In a spirit of competitiveness, we’ve been brainstorming ideas around the office about how we could go bigger and bolder than everyone else, leading us to come up with the following concept: The Googolplex Rose Bouquet One of the largest numbers known to man is a googolplex . It was even the inspiration for the name of a popular search engine . A Googolplex is a one followed by 10 to the power of 100 zeros. So a lot of zeros then. Of course, such an ambitious project...

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  8. How to Recognise Different Bouquet Shapes

    When deciding upon a bouquet of flowers, there is one subtle factor that you may not even consciously realise you take into consideration – the shape of the bouquet. The foremost considerations for most people when deciding upon a bouquet will be factors such as type of flower and colour. When it comes to flower arranging, the shape of the bouquet is an art in itself. In this article we’re going to give a brief explanation of the various bouquet shapes available. Nosegay Featuring a compactly arranged bunch of flowers which are closely wrapped and cut to the same length, a nosegay quite...

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  9. Special Offers on Easter Flowers

    This Sunday March the 27th marks two important rites of springtime. The first is Easter Sunday which is celebrated annually and is calculated according to the vernal equinox, also known as the spring equinox. The other exciting occurence this Sunday is that the clocks go forward an hour as we gleefully enter British Summer Time! Sure, we have to sacrifice an hour of sleep on Sunday night but the reward of lighter nights are definitely worth it. With these two events to get excited about this weekend, we thought we'd reduce the price of some of our favourite Easter Flower bouquets to help you...

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  10. Flowers for #NationalFragranceDay

    This upcoming Monday the 21st of March marks National Fragrance Day. The origin of this slightly unusual sounding holiday is somewhat obscure, although it is generally surmised that National Fragrance Day is a perfume industry invention. Of course it's easy to be cynical in this day and age and who's to say we shouldn't set aside a day in honour of one of our most important yet subtle senses - the sense of smell. Taking something of a back seat to more senses such as sight, sound and taste, the sense of smell is still undeniably important. Think of how distressing a bad smell is or...

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