You've worked hard and you deserve your holiday! Everything is ready for the big trip, sunglasses and sun protection cream in your bag. You planned for everything, but maybe not your plants. No way to take them with you! Unless you give them to someone or you have a nice neighbor who generously offered to watering them in your absence or use a garden maintenance company, here are some tips and tricks to find them in very good health when you come back:
Summer is all around and you are looking for not just any refreshment, but a stylish, creative and beautiful one? Then we have the perfect recipe for you to surprise your friends or family on a warm summer evening. And what better than one that contains flowers! Now you might wonder, how can flowers be refreshing? Well, all you need is some water, a freezer and a little bit of patience to let your flowers turn into little icy eye catchers that will make even a simple soda water a true sensation. Let`s get started!
Flowers come in many beautiful colours; from the clean and crisp whites to vivid purples to rich, romantic reds. While you can buy bouquets of pretty much any colour that takes your fancy, it can be fun to create this at home. Why not match your Mum’s flowers perfectly to her kitchen? Pick the colour of your girlfriends based on her favourite dress that she wore on that date? Select the school colours as you congratulate your grandson or daughter on their exam results?
Unlike bouquets, an arrangement of flowers are put in floral foam which has been previously impregnated with water. Our expert florists are sharing some tips and best practices so you can enjoy them longer.
Arrangement or bouquet?
In both cases, your florists is using cut flowers that need individual care. But as opposed to bouquet, an arrangement is done in a specific support, the floral foam. This foam can be placed in a vase, in a pot, in a container, glass or used alone and covered with leaves for example. Unlike for a bouquet, an arrangement is not put directly in water. But your flowers will still need some water!
Topics: Arrangement Care
Ever green, blooming or aromatic, plants have lots of benefits among them the capacity to reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being. But when do I water them? Which quantity? Fertilizer yes or no? Why are leaves turning yellow? Getting green fingers has never been so easy, discover our tips here that our expert florists are happy to share with you.
Without going into too much detail for each type or variety of blooming plant, here are general principles suitable for most of indoor flowering pots. Unlike cut flowers, blooming plants last longer and can be a good substitute if you don’t have the chance to get a beautiful bouquet of flowers every week.
Topics: Plant Care
Florist tips/secrets - our experts are sharing with you the best practices and tips to enjoy your flowers even longer.
Either tied, round or long stem, bouquets are one of the most popular gift. It represents about ⅔ of all floral creations in the UK. A bouquet is made with several cut flowers, greenery and may contain some accessories such as a ribbon, pearls and themed add-ons. Re-cutting the stem the right way is vital to enjoy them longer, but how and with which tool really matters! If you like flowers like we do, the following care tips are very important to keep them beautiful for as long as possible.
Topics: Plant Care
Very trendy, elegant and smart, the orchid is one of the favourite tropical plants. Like in its natural environment, the orchid needs specific living conditions and specific care. Our expert florists have shared some tips with you so you can enjoy this eye-catching plant even longer.
Topics: Orchid Care Tips
Plants & Flowers Poisonous for Humans
There’s no hiding it – we love flowers. The varieties, the colours, scents and shapes, there really is so much to love about flowers. Not to mention how happy and valued your nearest and dearest feel when they receive a stunning bouquet of their favourite flowers. We’re not sure there’s a more perfect gift for all occasions; available at short notice, hand-created and hand-delivered for the special recipient and bring such joy for any reason or gesture.
Queen of all flowers, her majesty the rose is very demanding. To avoid air bubbles going up to the bud and prevent "bent-neck", you need to follow some simple recommendations that our expert florists are happy to share with you. Roses are the nation’s favourite flowers and each year millions of stems are bought and sold. Either for yourself or for the person you would like to make happy with a rose delivery, with these useful tips, you can enjoy their beauty longer.
When you bring your roses back to your home, or after the delivery, your flowers need water. Remove the wrapping paper carefully by opening it entirely, do not try to pull the stems at the bottom. Leave them for 5 minutes so they have a transition period to adapt to the room temperature.
In the meantime
Topics: Rose Care
We’ve had the first few hot days of the year in the late spring and it seems that summer is finally upon us in the UK. It’s now that time of year where budding gardeners don their gloves and head outside, using their green-fingers to bring out everyone else’s green-eyed monster. As we watch on to see the dark patches of soil become laden with the bright pinks, oranges and purples of the blooming summer flowers, some questions may spring to the minds of the gardening novices: what are these beautiful flowers? And when should I start planting them too? We’ve picked our favourite summer flowers and given some hints and tips to