Bouquets and Gifts

Rose Colour and it Meaning

Posted on May 7, 2021 at 2:23 pm

Often when choosing a bouquet for either a special event or a special person, people stop to consider what the meaning is behind that particular flower or colour. With roses being one of the most popular flowers to use, here is how to know what each colour means:

Red- the most commonly used rose, is widely known to stand for love and beauty

Pink- are typically used to show admiration and appreciation

White- stands for innocence, new beginnings and purity

Yellow- is most often used to symbolize friendship

Lavender- stands for love at first sight

Orange- is representative of passion, desire or enthusiasm

There are of course, many other variations and there are also roses that are dyed different colours and they have their own meanings but these six are the most common. You can also use a mixture of the different coloured roses to symbolise more than one feeling. Roses are a great way to make someone feel loved and appreciated.

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Making Your Own Flower Food

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Sometimes when you buy cut flowers, they do not come with a packet of flower food or maybe you like to cut flowers from your own garden to bring in the house. For either of these instances, your cut flowers will last much longer if they are given some flower food and you can easily make some yourself. Normal tap water typically has too high of a ph level for flowers to tolerate for very long.

DIY Flower Food

1. Citrus Fruits- squeezed from a lemon, orange or lime, are great for feeding flowers but should be used if the vase is coloured or tinted as the citrus could stain.

2. Lemonade- for a clear vase you can use a clear lemonade. Don’t use diet lemonade as the flowers need sugar or you could always stir in a teaspoon of sugar into diet lemonade before adding flowers.

3. Vinegar and Sugar- mixing two tablespoons of sugar with two tablespoons of vinegar in one litre of lukewarm water is another useful homemade flower food.

Flower water should be changed every two-three days to keep flowers at their freshest.

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Keeping Cut Flowers – a Guide to Looking After your Blooms

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Cut flowers look stunning in your home and during particular seasons like spring and summer, there will be many popular types of flower available. You will be able to buy beautiful cut flowers from florists, supermarkets, corner shops… or you can even cut them yourself from your own garden. Here are some tips for keeping them in good condition:

  1. Keep them out of direct sunlight. This will help to stop the water going cloudy , which helps the health of the flowers and just generally improves the appearance – nobody wants murky water in their home!
  2. Use plant food. If you buy flowers from a shop they will usually come with some feed which you add to the water. If you cut your own, buy some feed from a shop.
  3. Remove lower leaves. Cut them off to prevent them going slimy in the water.
  4. Refill water regularly. Make sure your flowers are in plenty of clear water at all times.

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Sending Letterbox Flowers as a Gift

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Letterbox flowers are a new concept that is basically exactly as they sound – flowers that can come through the letterbox. This takes away the need for you to schedule your flower delivery perfectly, selecting the ideal time for a courier to deliver your carefully selected bouquet. It’s a wonderful new way for people to send flowers as a surprise gift to someone, without the hassle.

So how are the flowers actually sent? Each flower is wrapped up individually in netting, giving it perfect protection whilst in transit. You can often choose individual flowers to be packaged up together, or you can choose a standard bouquet. The flowers will then have to be arranged by the person receiving them, giving them creative freedom with their bunch of flowers. Most of the reputable letterbox flower companies will use flowers that are still in bud, meaning they are just coming out once they arrive and the recipient can enjoy their flowers for as long as possible.


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