Valentines Day

Valentines Day is only once a year. For millions around the world, it is a very special day. A day for making the right impressions. That’s when thoughts of ‘how’ come into play. Should it be a restaurant? A bouquet of flowers? A box of chocolates? Maybe a theatre show? A ring? Possibly a trip […]

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words right? While many a gift is received with gratitude and pleasure, it is not often that we can present a gift that has huge impact with a strong wow factor. If you asked your friends, family, work colleagues, in fact, ALL the people that you know, if they […]

“Made In China”

Did you know that cultivated roses came from China 5000 years ago? That was even before the Chinese invented ‘Made in China’. However, they cannot take credit for creating roses because, roses originated way before mankind. Thirty five million years ago to be precise, give or take a year or two. That’s right. That is […]

History Of The Rose

A rose is the ultimate symbol of love and beauty. Going back into Roman and Greek history, the red rose was linked to Aphrodite or Venus, the goddess of love. The classic red rose has become traditional for expressing love and affection. Without a doubt, a beautiful rose conveys a message so much more than […]

Rose Colour

Are you aware that the colour of a rose has meaning in today’s society? For instance, what does a red rose imply? Without doubt, the red rose conveys a message of love and affection. However, there are numerous other colours with symbolic meanings. Apart from red, here are just a few: White – usually associated […]

All About The Rose

There are literally hundreds or maybe thousands of different species of flowers. Cultivated and growing in the wild. Flowers are used for numerous reasons whether as an expression, decoration, making of perfume, and for countless other purposes. However, there is one particular flower with origins well before most other plants and flowers and that is […]

Top Tips

Did you know that you can prolong the life of flowers with – bleach? There are several ways that you can keep flowers living longer than usual. Here are some tips that you should try: Change the water once a day. Add ice cubes to the water. Keep leaves out of the water Keep away […]

Hospital News!

A new policy has been adopted by the majority of NHS hospitals. While it is not enforced by rules or regulations, the majority of hospitals no longer permit live flowers or plants in patients rooms. Obviously you can still bring a box of chocolates (not recommended for those with diabetes). The official reason is the […]