Taking Cut Flowers to Hospitals, Good or Bad Idea?

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Days spent in the hospital recovering can be difficult, and sometimes the only thing that can brighten a person’s day are the flowers, fruit and chocolates brought to them by friends and family. However, for the past decade or so there has been an ongoing debate over, whether giving flowers as gifts is good practice. In most hospitals bringing …


Autumnal Centrepieces

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The season of festivities has caught up with us once again, this is the time of year where we bring our dinner parties indoors. If you use your imagination there are quite a few things you can do to bring the best out your centrepieces.
Simplicity is key, we have a heard the saying that ‘less is more,’ and it is …


Preparation for Next Spring’s Blooms in Season

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There’s a lot going on at this time of year, and if you are a gardener you have even more on your plate. With the nights getting longer, this is the ideal time of year for plants to start setting their buds.
Some examples of these flowers and plants are chrysanthemums, poinsettias and zygocacti (Christmas cacti) mainly they can be seen …


Route Optimising for Flower Deliveries

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As we all know fuel prices are up, along with concern for the environment. Just about any company doing deliveries with motor-vehicles, is having to look for solutions in terms of efficiency and reduced fuel emissions, in kind of bid to kill two birds with one stone.

Postcode Anywhere, recently revealed a new product, the Route Optimiser. This is a service …


Christmas Tree Shortage

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It looks like the poor Euro to Pound exchange rate has caused distress this year as claims that there will be a Christmas Tree shortage are emerging by the minute.
Denmark generally supplies up to 1 million Christmas trees to the UK, however, this year, only an estimated 300,000 will be imported. This is due to the high exchange rate. British …


Research Shows Britons Need More Flowers!

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Britons Needing Colour and Flowers
A recent study done by the Flower Council of Holland, has shown that adults in the UK are looking for a bit of change, with 51 percent harbouring desire to move out of their home town, while 64 percent wish their surroundings were a bit different with more colour.
Nearly 75 % said that the dull backdrop …


Rare Orchid Spreads its Petals

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Rare Orchid Spreads its Petals

Rare Orchid Spreads its Petals
At the Ball Sate University campus, there is a special flower in bloom, the Bucket Orchid from the Wheeler Orchid and Species Bank.
The university acquired some grant money in the summer and Curator Charyl LeBlanc purchased the flower with it.
The Amazon of South Africa is the home of this flower, which thrives …


Hassle Free Holiday Arrangements

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Hassle-Free Holiday Flower Arrangements
With a series of holidays coming up, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the tempo. For those who are not able to put together a flower arrangement every other week, there are few tricks to follow when picking an arrangement that can fit both the fall and winter season.
The first is to avoid having an …


Toyota develops new flower to reduce carbon footprint

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Flowers Engineered to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint

Flowers certainly do a lot to make our surroundings as pleasant as possible, but could they could be helping us work toward reducing carbon emissions.
Two new types of flowers have been genetically engineered by Toyota, one deriving from the cherry sage and the other gardenia plants. The Toyota Prius plant in Toyota City, Japan, …


Most popular plant – 2nd year running!

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According to the Flowers and Plants Association, the phalaenopsis orchid has found its way into the hearts of the British as it has been the favourite plant in the nation for the second year in a row.
Thirty years ago, the spider plant was a hit, twenty years ago the parlour palm was a favourite and the chrysanthemum held first place …