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  1. 1000 Rainbow Roses Cancelled!

    It is with regret that we must inform you that we’ve been forced to cancel plans to release a new 1000 Rainbow Rose bouquet. We’ve also noted the unfortunately coincidental timing of the announcement – the 1 st of April – leading many to speculate that the details of this new bouquet comprised some kind of ‘prank’ or ‘April Fool’s’ as it were. We can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. This really was a genuine thing that we were actually planning to do. Really. No, we’re being serious here. And we would totally have...

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  2. Coming soon: 1000 Rainbow Roses!

    Following on from the success of 100 Rainbow Roses , we're delighted to announce a bountiful sister bouquet which will be available soon. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you 1000 Rainbow Roses! Whilst the 100 Rainbow Roses bouquet was wildly popular, there were some who felt it wasn't quite large enough. We conducted some research and listened to your opinions, and the result is this new behemoth of a bouquet, 100 Rainbow Roses x 10. We've just a few logistical kinks to iron out before we can roll the new product out live; the size of the thing means it will require a specialized courier...

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  3. The Secret Meaning of Flowers Part 6: Orchids

    Ah, the alluring orchid. Distinctive, mysterious and beautiful, orchids immediately conjure up vividly rich and exotic associations. The name 'orchid' derives from ancient Greek where the flower was synonymous with virility. Other connotations include love, beauty, luxury and strength. Throughout history, various cultures have recognised the beneficial properties of this rare and delicate flower. In traditional Chinese medicine the flower has been used to battle coughs and lung illnesses whilst the Aztecs were though to have drank a concotion with vanilla orchid and chocolate to achieve...

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  4. The Secret Meaning of Flowers Part 5: Iris

    Our Secret Meaning of Flowers series continues today with a look at Irises , a flower which has a multitude of different meanings in different cultures. The colour of the flower itself can also shade the nuance of the significance behind sending irises to a loved one. For example, the purple iris is thought to symbolise wisdom and sagacity in some regions or royalty in others. Yellow irises represent passion, so could be used in a romantic context whilst white irises, as seems to be the case with many white flowers, signify purity. In ancient times, irises were thought to have been planted over...

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  5. Why are Lilies the Flower of Easter?

    Lilies have long been associated with the with the Easter holiday, with the white lily in particular seen as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is extremely common to see churches decorated with eye-catching displays of freshly blooming lilies when holding their Easter services. The lily is also often depicted in stained glass window scenes where it is used to signify rememberance, hope, purity and everlasting life. The tradition of using white lilies as a symbol of Easter has a long and rich history. Ancient paintings show the Angel Gabriel proferring white lilies to Mary whilst...

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  6. Easter Flowers Delivered by Clare Florist

    Easter falls on 6th of April this year which is this coming Monday already! Does anyone else feel like this year is just whizzing by? Easter is a great excuse to decorate your home with beautiful bouquets and pretty flower baskets to brighten the place up. Visiting friends and relatives are sure to be impressed by a colourful display of Easter Flowers as well! A bouquet of fresh seasonal flowers would also make for a unique and considerate gift to bestow upon that special someone this Easter. Having difficulty deciding on which Easter bouquet to go with? Read on for hints and tips on our seasonal...

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  7. Lovely Spring Flowers from Clare Florist

    Now that Winter is nearly over, the days are getting brighter and the Sun is starting to shine! To share some of our good mood we are happy to announce the release of our updated Spring Flower range, with many bouquets current sitting at up to 30% off! Our Spring Bouquets are bursting with vibrant colours. Favourites include the Rainbow Roses Bouque t, featuring a colourful mixture of red, yellow, orange and pink roses which together make a cheerful gift to send a loved one whatever the occasion. Our Tulip and Freesia Bouquet is a fabulous bouquet of Tulips, Freesia and Solidaster which will bring...

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  8. The Secret Meaning of Flowers Part 4: Gerberas

    As we continue on our journey to discover the meaning behind various types of flower, today we'll be taking a closer look at Gerberas . Immediately recognisable by their broad faces and cheery appearance, gerberas instantly convey a vibe of happiness and vibrancy. Interestingly, gerberas are the fifth most popular for flower arrangements (after roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and tulips.) And the meaning behind gerberas? Well, this flower is thought to represent... innocence. But wait, we hear you cry, aghast before your monitors. Isn't that what freesias were said to signify already...

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  9. The Secret Meaning of Flowers Part 3: Freesia

    Today, in part three of an ongoing series exploring the secret meanings of flowers, we shall be taking a closer look at the hidden significance of Freesias , one of the most fragrant flowers available at Clare Florist. Notable for its distinctive and alluring odour, the freesia flower has been a popular addition to flower arrangements since it was discovered in Africa. The flower takes its name from the German botanist Friedrich Freese. As well as making for a resplendent addition to a bouquet of flowers, freesias have also found use in hand creams, candles, shampoos and the like, owing to their...

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  10. The Secret Meaning of Flowers Part 2: Chrysanthemums

    There is more to flowers than meets the eye. Many flowers, as well as being startlingly beautiful, are also invested with fascinating hidden meanings, which can influence the nuance of a gift or gesture when sending flowers to a loved one . In part 2 of a new series investigating the secret meanings of various types of flower, we'll be looking at Chrysanthemums . The Chrysanthemum is native to Asia and north-eastern Europe, with a history of cultivation stretching as far back as China in the 15th century BC. The fact that the name of the flower has the word 'mum' hidden within it has...

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