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!
The Birth flower for October is the marigold (or Calendula).
Birth month flowers are usually the specific flowers that are traditionally given to a person the month that person is born.
The Marigold's flower meaning is "winning grace." Once considered the most sacred of flowers, in India it was placed around the necks of holy statues.
The Marigold is found through Europe, the United States, and western Asia. Marigolds are good cleansers and can be used as remedies for bee stings and can be used by cooks as a spicy seasoning or colouring for food.