TULIPS! If there is one flower that screams SPRING... this is it! One of the most popular flowers in the world, and part of the Lily family, there are over 3,000 varieties of cultivated tulips! Lucky for us these beautiful blooms are seasonally grown right here in the U.K.! They have a short, soft stem in a variety of bright colours and come with single, double, lily, parrot or fringed petals! Did you know that once tulips are cut and placed in water they continue to grow and
Hellebores! One of my absolute FAVOURITE flowers! How on Earth had I never heard of these before?! Lucky for me these beauties grow right outside my front door and brave the winter each year and into the Spring. Also referred to as a 'Christmas Rose' or 'Lenten Rose', Hellebores are part of the buttercup family and flower November to May. They come in several colours including a soft white, soft pink, deep purple, and pale-green. With over 15 species, some have double petals,
DAFFODILS! What better way to begin our new blog then with these British beauties! With their sweet scent they are sure to bring Spring feels into your home! Beware though, they do give off a toxic sap which can kill other flowers sharing their vase. To avoid this, cut their stems and let them sit in water for 24 hours before combining them with other blooms. These lovelies will last 5-7 days and bring instant sunshine into your home or office! MEANING: "You're the only one"
With the New Year well underway I have decided to start FLOWER FRIDAY: introducing a British grown flower or foliage each Friday! This year my goal is to support more local farms and growers and I encourage each and everyone of you to do the same. I hope that this weekly blog post will open your eyes to all the beautiful blooms that grow right here in Britain and possibly outside your front door!! Each week I will highlight a flower or foliage that is currently in season wit