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Saying ‘I Love You’ With Flowers

Friday 8th February 2019

Heads-up food lovers, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re thinking of a fresh bunch for someone special (and maybe for yourself) here’s a little traditional and not so traditional bloom-spo, courtesy of our resident experts at Flawless Flowers and Clara’s Flowers

“Red roses are the most traditional choice when it comes to Valentine’s Day,” says Clara at Clara’s Flowers.

“Something people may not know is that there is some significance to the number of red roses in the bunch. The number 11 stands for couples and love from the heart, 18 is a lucky number in Chinese and, if you really want to treat your love, 99 is also a very lucky number.”


“The other popular flower this year is the Hydrangea. We currently have white, cream and blue hues, and they are such perfectly round bunches of small flowers – they look beautiful”, Clara said.

“I agree, roses are lovely for Valentine’s Day and red is ideal for a long-term love, but if your relationship is newer why not try changing the colour of the rose so that they are less formal, like a soft pink,” says Diego of Flawless Flowers.

“These days a lot of customers opt for something less traditional on Valentines Day.

“A great example is the local Dahlias we have at the moment. They are large flowers so you do not need many to look impressive and you just fill them with some greenery, like Hellaborous. 

“Tulips are back in season and available in a variety of colours. Or for something really bold and contemporary there are the Anthuriums – really popular and they last longer than a lot of other cut flowers.”

Speaking of long-lasting flowers, both florists have good supplies of Phalaenopsis Orchids – a year-round popular choice.  Keep them in a partially sunny spot, don’t move them, water regularly, and voila! They will continue to beautify your home with 2-3 blooming periods each year.

Says Diego “I like to say to customers why not start with what sort of flower your significant other would really like to receive – maybe have a think about their favourite flower or scent, the flower of their birth month or a flower from a memory that you share – now this would really make an impression!”

You’ll find both of our cut flower Traders in Harvest Hall and were’ they have more than a few perfect bouquet suggestions if you need them!

Note: Our florists always try to source their flowers locally and many of their Valentine’s Day blooms are locally sourced.

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