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  1. Keep your Flowers Fresh with Vodka

    A recent news article has brought some pretty weird and wacky flower care tips to our attention so we thought we'd examine these in a bit more detail. Amongst the unorthodox advice is one interesting hack to keep your bouquets fresh for longer; give them vodka. This strategy has been known to work for humans I suppose, so why not flowers? It turns out there is actually some scientific grounding behind what seems, at first glance, a somewhat absurd idea. As alcohol is an antibacterial agent, a teaspoon of vodka mixed in with a litre of water makes for a rejuvenating drink for your flowers. As...

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  2. Underwater Flowers

    Interesting news has emerged this week - it's thought that the first ever flowers may have bloomed underwater in lakes situated in northeastern Spain. Known by the scientific name Montsechia vidalii , the world's oldest known plant is estimated to be between 125 million and 130 million. With lots of foliage, this flowering plant doesn't really resemble the kinds of colourful stems that we use in our bouquets. Fossil fragments of Montsechia have turned up in limestone in the Pyrenees and Iberian Mountians for over 100 years now but it wasn't until recently that the entire species...

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  3. 55 Per Cent of Women wish their Men were more Romantic

    A recent study of over 2000 people living in the UK has indicated that 55% of ladies wish that their other half was more romantic. It seems that a difference in opinions on what it is exactly that constitutes romance could have led to this seemingly widespread disatisfaction. For example, approximately one in ten men are thought to believe that merely remembering an anniversary and purchasing a gift are sufficient romantic gestures whilst some women may be left wanting more. One of the major complaints from female survey participants was that men don't express their feelings and emotions enough...

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  4. Sunflower Surprise Bouquet Video Showcase Now Live

    Following on from the success of our previous bouquet video showcases, we've shot one featuring the sublime Sunflower Surprise bouquet so that you can now witness these lovely flowers in all their 360 degree rotating glory. These videos really enable you to get a feel for the bouquet before ordering and we plan to add a lot more to the site in the coming months for various bouquets. If you like what you see remember to hit like, share, and subscribe to the Clare Florist Youtube Channel . We've got lots of videos over on there already that we've been steadily uploading over the past...

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  5. Metal Flowers which Bloom in Sunshine

    So this is pretty cool - a company called Bimetal Creations have revealed an innovative new form of metallic sculpture, namely metal flowers that open and close themselves in accordance with variations in temperature! There are no engines, batteries, solar panels, tricks or gimmicks involved. The design works purely through the use of something called thermal expansion. What does this involve exactly? Basically, two different metals are fused together, creating something which is known as a bimetal strip. When the temperature rises, these two different metals expand at varying rates. This causes...

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  6. 20% Off Freesia Fragrance

    Freesia flowers are known for both their sweet aroma and vibrant, eye-catching colours. There's nothing quite like a bouquet of fresh freesia to evoke the feeling of a warm summer's day and to bring the splendour of nature into your home. If you're looking for a bouquet of summer flowers to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday party or anniversary taking place over the summer months, you can never go wrong with an arrangment of fresh freesia! Our renowned Freesia Fragrance bouquet is a multi-coloured explosion of floral beauty which exudes a splendid scent. Featuring a total...

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  7. New Oriental Charm Bouquet with Free Chocolates

    Exciting times at Clare Florist HQ today as we proudly unveil the latest addition to our range of fresh flower bouquets. The Oriental Charm Bouquet has been specially designed to evoke the enigmatic beauty and allure of the far east. Featuring an assortment of fresh lilies, carnations and roses, this vibrant new arrangement comes inclusive of a free 96 gram box of Thornton's chocolates! Every order of the Oriental Charm Bouquet with Free Chocolates includes free next day delivery. Your flowers will be delivered by courier in our signature flower delivery box which has been designed to ensure...

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  8. The Psychological Benefits of Flowers

    Flowers can improve our mood. This seems inherently obvious, something that we intuitively grasp, yet it's still interesting nonetheless to read about research which has proven that flowers are beneficial for our psychological well-being. It seems that there is a good reason that Get Well Soon Flowers are such a popular gift for loved ones in convalescence. Studies have shown that patients in hospital rooms with flowers have had a faster rate of recovery and have felt better in terms of both mental and physical health. Not only did they require less pain medication, it was also demonstrated...

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  9. Celebrate the Sunshine with 30 Percent Off Sunflowers

    After a bit of a disappointing July weather-wise, August is finally here and the sun is out for what feels like the first time in a long time. All this vitamin D and serotonin has gone straight to our heads and put us in a right good mood! As a consequence of this, we've only gone and knocked 30% off our Sunflower Surprise Bouquet! An explosion of wholesome summery goodness, the Clare Florist Sunflower Surprise perfectly captures the warmth and optimism of a gorgeous summer's day. The sunflowers in this arrangement are beautifully complemented by green foliage and red berries for a wonderfully...

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  10. Guide to Summer Flowers: Carnations

    Carnations are among the most popular varieties of summer flower and are thought to be originally native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. Along with their smaller headed cousins, Spray Carnations , carnations are ideal for all sorts of occasions during the summer months and beyond. Available in an assortment of vibrant colours, the carnation is perfect either in combination with other types of flowers in a bouquet or on its own and can be gifted for birthdays and anniversaries or used to decorate your own household or workplace interior. The meaning behind carnations varies depending on the...

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