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  1. Are Flowers Relevant?

    I like to browse through flower related compositions,  blogs and web sites,  searching for articles of interest to digest and comment  on.  There is so much information available to us,  that at times it can be a bit overwhelming.  Whether looking for information on floristry, flower meanings ,  flower delivery , the latest designs of flower bouquets or flower trends, there is sure to be plenty of articles of interest to satisfy the keenest of flower enthusiasts.  Here is a short list of some of the best informative blogs and sites I have come across...

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  2. October Flowers and Prizewinners

    October Prizewinner: Firstly congratulations to our October, second Tuesday of the month twitter #randomfollower prizewinner: Jackie from Lancs. Who very kindly had her winning bespoke bouquet sent to her mum. Here she is with her prize (and a very cute dog). Well done Jackie - and your Mum too! October Flowers: The Birth flower for October is the marigold (or Calendula). The flower meaning of the October birth flower - the marigold; is sorrow or sympathy and the colours for the October birth month flowers should be Yellow or white . Birth month flowers are usually the specific flowers that are...

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  3. Time to Party - It's our Birthday!

    It's the 27th of September; Clare Florists 32nd Birthday! Who'd have thought that 32 years could go so quickly! From humble beginings; a small flower, fruit and veg shop - To one of the most acknowledged and respected leaders in floral design and distribution throughout the country. A family run business, We started back in 1978 and 32 years later we are still producing and sending magnificent bouquets for our wonderful customers all over the country. How times change - Photos of our shops from 1978. Our ethics have not changed in 32 years. We still firmly believe that sending bouquets and flower...

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  4. The New Clare Florist Web Site

    Yes flower friends, it has arrived! The flower experts here at Clare Florist have unveiled our brilliant bright fresh new website makeover; All ready for the Autumn Season. We are sure that you'll agree the new look in simply stunning. The launch of our new site coincides with the commencement of our new Autumn Flower collections which includes some fabulous new bouquets and gift sets for all occasions . Here is a taster of some of the beautiful bouquets that we have to offer you - They are sure to brighten these shorting days and will look and smell amazing wherever they are placed. Autumn Glow...

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  5. Other Interesting Uses for flowers...

    We all know how wonderful flowers are; as gifts, to brighten a room, to celebrate a certain occasion, to evoke a special memory and even to eat - by jazzing up a plate of food. For hundreds of years the healing proprieties of flowers and plants have been exploited in herbalism, naturopathy and homoeopathic remedies. These medicinal properties of flowers and plants are usually consumed in the form of a flower tea, or mixed and made into a compress or poultice (applied externally) or are made into an essence or oil which can be heated for it's vapour or used externally.    Here are...

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  6. Quiet on the blog - New look around the corner...

    You may have noticed that over the last week or so we have been fairly quiet in our blogging and updates to all our wonderful readers. This is due to some very exciting developments coming to the Clare Florist site that are just around the corner! We have all been so busy preparing new content for what will be a fantastic new look web site. You will stiil have the same high quality flowers , beautifully designed bouquets , gift sets , same day delivery flowers and of course the same great customer service that you have been used to for the last 31 years (14 of those online). We thought we would...

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  7. Qixi Festival - 16th August 2010 - Chinese Valentine's Day

    The Team at Clare Florist would like to wish all our friends, followers and customers a happy Qixi Festival . Qixi is the Chinese romantic festival, like the western tradition of Valentine's Day . It falls on the 7th day of  the 7th lunar month, this year being the 16th August. The story goes: A young cowherd named Niulang, came across seven fairy sisters bathing in a lake. Encouraged by his mischievous companion the ox, he stole their clothes and waited to see what would happen. The fairy sisters elected the youngest and most beautiful sister Zhinü "the weaver girl", to retrieve...

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  8. Flower Friday

    How quickly this last week has gone! We have been so busy sending out beautiful bouquets to lucky recipients all over the UK. Proud Announcement: The Team at Clare Florist are all really proud to have been announced as the official flower supplier to the Edinburgh International Festival 2010 . Starting on the 13th of August and running until the 5th September, the Edinburgh International Festival showcases the best in music, theatre, dance, opera, talks and workshops. For more information and to buy tickets go to: http://www.eif.co.uk Fun time flower Friday: For a little flower fun this Friday...

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  9. Fun time Flower Friday!

    Flower Friday is here again and we at Clare Florist have some more offerings to brighten up your day! Don't forget that we are still running our sensational summer offer to all of our customers - which entitles each and every one of you to a saving of 20% off our entire summer range and FREE Thorntons chocolates with EVERY order.   To promote this fantastic offer we have made a little animation which we hope you will enjoy watching: Don't forget, more amusing flower video clips can be found on the; Clare Florist YouTube channel - simply click the link to take you there. Become a Fan...

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  10. Clare Florist Gift Sets

    The team at Clare Florist love bringing you new products. We have an alluring selection of Gift Sets currently available all come with a beautiful bouquet, a handwritten greetings card (personalised with your choice of words) a chic new glass vase in which to display your beautiful bouquet in and a scrumptious box of Thorntons chocolates - all attractively packed and including our standard flower delivery to any address in the UK. Burst of Summer Gift Set: British Bouquet Gift Set: Rose and Freesia Gift Set: We are proud to announce that we have some more exciting Gift Sets that will be available...

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  11. Flower Friday Fun!

    Flower Friday from Clare Florist : This weeks top selling bouquet is; Summer Blush : A charming summer bouquet including pretty pink roses, light lime green santini, coral pink eustoma and fresh fragrant pink freesia. Carefully picked and prepared and formed into a hand-tied bouquet by our expert florists. Why not try our 'Flower Fun' word search? http://www.clareflorist.co.uk/funwordsearch.asp A nice way to engage the brain on flower fun Friday! Congratulations to July's second Tuesday of the month twitter #randomfollower competition winner; Mrs Maier from London who has won a Free bespoke bouquet...

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  12. Fun time Flower Friday! With Special Offers...

    Hello flower friends of Clare Florist , it's that time again... Fun time Flower Friday! We stumbled upon this fabulous ' FlowerPower ' drawing application; http://www.openrise.com/lab/FlowerPower/#     It's great fun  - Why not give it a try?  Don't forget Clare Florist are offering 30% off our entire Summer flowers range and you will also receive FREE Thorntons Chocolates! We are also continuing our second Tuesday of the month; pick a #randomfollower on twitter competition. All you have to do to be in with the chance of winning a FREE bouquet is...

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  13. Funtime Flower Friday!

    It's Flower Friday! Here is a bit of fun for us, it's the second in the instalment of our old Advertising campaign. How dated! All good fun though. We hope you enjoy it. A little reminder that some of the Clare Florist Team are taking part in the two capitals charity cycle ride from Dunfermline to Edinburgh - This coming Sunday. We are supporting "maggie's" cancer caring centres charity: http://www.maggiescentres.org/maggies/maggiescentres/home/home.html If you would like to support us in this please donate to: http://www.justgiving.com/ClareFlorist All donations are greatly...

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  14. Charity Cycle Ride - The Clare Florist Cycle Team

    Some of the Team at Clare Florist are taking part in the two capitals charity cycle ride from Dunfermline to Edinburgh - This coming Sunday. We are supporting "maggie's" cancer caring centres charity: http://www.maggiescentres.org/maggies/maggiescentres/home/home.html If you would like to support us in this please donate to: http://www.justgiving.com/ClareFlorist All donations are greatly appreciated. Many thanks, The Team at Clare Florist...

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  15. Clare Florist advertising from the nineties

    Firstly we at Clare Florist would like to congratulate our first lucky winner of our "Second Tuesday of the month - FREE bouquet - To a random twitter follower" Well done to Catherine Ord from Nottingham! (Photo's to follow.) For those who didn't know, we have decided to give away a free bouquet every second Tuesday of the month to one lucky @ClareFlorist twitter follower - Selected at random. All you have to do is to follow us on twitter for your chance to be chosen. We have also been trawling through the Clare Florist archives and found some interesting advertising that we used...

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  16. Clare Florist Bespoke Sporrans - The New Look for Kilted Weddings!

    Clare Florist were asked by Dobbies garden Centre to design some sporrans of flowers and a handbag for the bride because they were doing some promotional work to promote their stand at the Gardening Scotland event that takes place at The Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh. We are confident that the positive response we have had will mean this is a new fashion trend for weddings all over Scotland. Also, I was going to the emirates rugby sevens at the weekend so, one got made for me too. An Englishman supporting Scotland!!! Don't forget to become a Fan, or as it is now "like" Clare Florist...

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  17. Flower Fun! Introducing Tulip Racing!

    The Team at Clare Florist are always looking at fun ways to see, discover and promote flowers.. We have set up a new You Tube channel for everyone's enjoyment: http://www.youtube.com/user/ClareFlorist Here you will find some fun flower video clips, some flower arranging demonstrations, some of our old and new advertising and also product videos - that will assist you in choosing the perfect bouquet for your requirements. You are able to subscribe to our You Tube page to keep up to date with all the goings on here at Clare Florist. We hope that you enjoyed watching our first fun video as much...

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  18. April's happy competition winner

    Here is our April competition winner - Mrs. Homer with her free prize draw, prize winners bouquet: Here are her kindly comments... Thank you very much for lovely bouquet as you can see it really is beautiful.Hope one of photos may be ok.It is lovely to win a prize. Norma Homer We are so pleased that you are happy with your bouquet - Once again congratulations from the Clare Florist team on winning :) It's so easy to win a FREE bespoke bouquet worth £50.00 - All you have to do is is simply fill out the postage paid card that comes with your flower delivery and tell us what you think of your flowers...

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  19. Congratulations to our April Free Prize Draw winner!

    Well done to Mrs. Norma Homer, from Stourbridge - you have been selected in our Clare Florist   April FREE prize winners draw and you have won a beautiful bespoke bouquet (worth £50.00) designed especially for you. Here is Claire with your bouquet, which is now on it's way to you, we hope you like it :) Don't forget, it's easy to win a FREE bespoke bouquet worth £50.00 - All you have to do is is simply fill out the postage paid card that comes with your flower delivery and tell us what you think of your flowers and our service, as its already post paid, it doesn't cost you...

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  20. Twitter Competition winners

    Hello Flower Friends, As you may know, we ran a twitter competition last month - with a fantastic prize for two lucky winners who will both receive a bouquet every month for a year! We had a phenomenal response to the competition and would like to congratulate Tracey Rollings from Middlesbrough and Hannah Ferguson from Kidderminster - The team at Clare Florist hope you enjoy your flowers! We have also decided that it would be a nice idea to our twitter followers to randomly select one lucky person to receive a free bouquet that will be picked and sent every second Tuesday of the month. So spread...

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  21. Flower Fridays and #ClareFlorist news

    Well good morning folks, Flower Friday is upon us and it's a nice early start for the Clare Florist Team this morning, with a very busy weekend ahead of us. We have lot's of stunning bouquets to make up ready to go out for delivery today and Saturday. There's nothing like a sensational " Sunflower Surprise " to take away those blues and induce those feelings of vibrant sunny happiness! (That's just how I feel - So imagine sending this beautiful hand-tied arrangement to make a special person feel even more special?) I have some fantastic news for you, which should assist...

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  22. Congratulations to Our March competition winner:

    The Team at Clare Florist would like to congratulate Mrs. Anne Brooke-Smith at Woodchester Lodge, Gloucestershire. Who has won a beautiful bespoke bouquet for being our monthly free prize draw winner. All that is required to win a bespoke bouquet - worth £50.00 and delivered to your door for FREE, is simply fill out the postage paid card that comes with your flower delivery and tell us what you think of your flowers and our service,  as its already post paid, it doesn't cost you a penny to enter! We will then pick out a winner from the huge bundle of cards that have been returned to us...

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  23. Clare Florist April News Special:

    Clare Florist has today announced it is to sell a new range of ever lasting fresh flowers. Clare Florist has been working closely with a team of Dutch flower experts (Con van de prank) who specialise in the plastination technique which was discovered by anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who invented the preservation process and is the force behind the " Body Worlds " museum exhibitions (von Hagens's organization has plastinated elephants, humans, and other animals). The specialist process involves replacing flower fluids with silicone. This will lead to flowers being preserved indefinitely...

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  24. Easter Sunday - 4th April 2010

    Easter is a Christian holiday. It is a holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later?on Sunday. New elements such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts, Easter bonnets, egg painting and of course chocolate eggs have become part of the holiday's modern celebrations, and these aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike. The giving of spring flowers is also recognised as a suitable Easter time gift and with fresh spring flowers being abundant around Easter time, there...

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  25. Saint Patrick's Day - Wednesday 17th March

    This Wednesday - 17th March is Saint Patrick's Day! It is believed that Saint Patrick's Day has been celebrated in Ireland since before the 1600s. It was also believed to have served as a one-day break during Lent, the forty day period of fasting. This would involve drinking alcohol (something which became a tradition - Guinness anyone?) It was only in the mid-1990s that the Irish government began a campaign to use Saint Patrick's Day to showcase Ireland and its culture. The first Saint Patrick's Festival was held on March 17, 1996. In 1997, it became a three-day event, and by 2000...

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  26. Mother's Day - 14th March 2010

    This Sunday, March 14th, is Mother's Day . In the UK it is always celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter) originally to honour Mary, the mother of Christ. It is the day designated for us to show our love and appreciation for the special lady in our lives - the lady who nurtures and cares for us, the lady who guides you through infancy and supports you from child to adulthood, she is the lady who has sacrificed a great deal in her life for you. Mother's Day is the day we should stop, think and remember the special lady in our life - whom without,...

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  27. The Clare Florist Prize Winner From January:

    We are so glad that you like your prize: Thank you to Mrs. Ashman, from Cumbria our January prize winner, who has very kindly sent us this email and photograph of her with the Clare Florist prize winners bouquet: "Delighted to have received your flowers. It absolutely made my week. Thank you very much!" Mrs Ashman Don't forget to send us your completed free prize draw cards ( found in every box of delivered flowers) to qualify for entry to our monthly free prize draw! Become a Fan of Clare Florist       and to follow us on    ...

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  28. Welcome to the Clare Florist Blog

    It is with pleasure that we start this blog related to all things Clare Florist. Want to send flowers? Clare Florist are the No.1 online florist forflower delivery throughout the UK with the perfect flowers to send -whatever the occasion. If you are unsure what to send then why not try our Florist's Select ....You'll save money and receive a lovely bouquet. List Price was £39.99 Our Price now only £34.99 Delivery: included...

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