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  1. The Clare Florist Florapedia Part Two: Alstroemeria

    Today we’ll be continuing our in-depth look at various types of blooms with the focus of this article being the alluring alstroemeria flower . History Originally hailing from South America, Alstroemeria flowers are named after a Swedish botanist known as Baron Klas von Alstroemer who found the seeds of this flower on his travels through South America in the 18 th century. Uses The main usage for alstroemeria flowers are being deployed in stunningly beautiful fresh flower bouquets! Meaning The alstroemeria is said to represent good fortune, success and prosperity. It’s also often used...

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  2. Save 33% on Pink Roses this Summer with Free Next Day Delivery

    Save £12 on the classic Pink Rose and Alstromeria Bouquet For a gift that delivers smile after smile, send our beautiful Pink Rosmeria Bouquet ! Taking its name from the enchanting arrangement of Pink Roses and Pink Alstromeria, this bouquet will add a splash of colour to any day. It's a wonderful gift to show someone how much they mean to you, to say thanks this Summer, or as a heart-warming gift for that special someone. Order this bouquet by Saturday June 25th and get £12 off - that's a 33% saving, meaning you can pick up this gorgeous arrangement for only £23.99 ....

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  3. Dozen Rose Bouquets - A Colour for every Occasion

    Roses are undoubtably one of the most popular varities of flower and it's not difficult to see why. As well as being sublimely beautiful, roses are also very versatile as well and can be used for a number of purposes, from romantic gestures to birthday gifts to decorative additions to your own home. Here at Clare Florist we are extremely proud of our dozen rose range of bouquets which enables you to gift someone with an astonishing arrangement of 12 of the freshest premium grade roses for a mere £34.99. Each bouquet is tastefully decorated with white gypsophila and greenery to help offset...

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  4. Guide to Summer Flowers: Peonies

    Peonies are perenially popular over the summer season; indeed our sublime Summer Splash bouquet frequently features amidst our Best-Selling bouquets . The rich and intricate history of the peony stretches all the way back to ancient China and Japan, indeed the peony is seens as the classical floral symbol of China. It is even thought that this flower is one of the oldest cultivated flowers! There are even connections to Greek mythology; the word peony originates from Paeon who was a medicine student who met the unfortunate fate of being transformed into a flower by Zeus. Peonies are traditionally...

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  5. Gladiolus: Augustís Birth Flower

    Happy August everyone! Top celebrate the advent of this fine month we thought we’d return to our Birth Flowers series and take a close look at the Gladiolus which is August’s birth flower. Renowned for its longevity and availability in many different attractive colours, the Gladiolus is a member of the Iris family and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Sword lily.’ The Gladiolus has many references within popular culture; Morrissey from the Smiths often swung a bouquet of the flower around onstage or in music videos. They are also the signature flower of Australian comic persona...

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  6. Resplendent Rosmeria in 6 Different Colours

    We're very proud of our Rosmeria bouquets which is why we thought we'd showcase them in today's blog post. An inspired fusion of roses and alstroemeria, our Rosmeria arrangement is available in a choice of six compelling colours; choose from either warm and radiant orange, pretty peach, elegant cerise, passionate red, bright and cheerful yellow, or classical and eloquent white. Each bouquet is tastefully decorated with green leaves to offset the vibrant hues of the petals. This versatile and instantly eye-catching bouquet is perfect for all sorts of occasions. The range of colour options...

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  7. Sunflowers for Summer

    With summer just about upon us (in name at least, anyway), we thought we'd take a look at some of our most popular seasonal sunflower bouquets. The sunflower is a type of flower which seems to have immediate connotations with the warmer months of the year, somehow managing to convey all the warmth and cheerfulness of a pleasant summer's day with its broad yellow head. The epitome of a summer flower , the sunflower is great for decorating your home and bringing some of the natural beauty of the great outdoors inside. If you have friends or loved ones with birthdays or anniversaries which...

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  8. 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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  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. Colourful Freesia Flowers for Spring

    Spring sprung for a while there but the weather has suddenly had a turn for the worse again, around our neck of the woods anyway. In spite of this, we are still hopeful that the sunshine will be back soon and we are also optimistic about tabloid predicitions for a record-breaking heatwave across the UK this summer, even if the Met Office themselves do not exactly endorse these views on their own blog. One way to combat this temporary lull in a spring climate is to capture the essence of the season with fresh spring flowers from Clare Florist. Today we thought we'd aim a spotlight on Freesia...

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