Flowers Designed for Flood Win Silver

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At the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show a Cheltenam flower bed representing a flood theme won the silver award.
This flower bed has a helicopter that is making a landing a man made of wicker saving another figure made of wicker and sandbags.
Last year around the end of July, Gloucestershire was overwhelmed with floods, so this year’s flower show coincides with …


Turning your Hydrangea plant blue

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If you’re growing Hydrangea Marcrophylla (French Hydrangea) you can turn it from pink to blue by lowering the pH level of your soil. The colour is determined by the amount of aluminium available to the plant. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of aluminium sulphate to a gallon of water. Apply it 2 times, 2 weeks apart, for …


Pinched by Pollen

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Scientists are using lily pollen as a way of trapping criminals by linking them to weapons and ammunition.
We all know how hard it can be sometimes to remove lily pollen from carpets, cushions, etc. That is why here at flowers24hours.co.uk we always remove the pollen from any opened lily blossoms before we send them out to the customer.  Then …


The Colour Blue for Your Garden

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One of the newest trends to follow is the use of the blue colour in your summer garden. This colour can add an up-lifting spirit and a feeling of well being in your garden.
Blue flowers are exactly the thing that has to be enjoyed during the summer. There are many types of blue flowers that bloom in the summer and …


The Iris Popular and Beautiful

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The Iris is known by many people and is one of the most popular flowers in the world. This flower does not demand much care. There are some things, though, that you need to pay attention to in order to keep your plants happy.
The first being, stems that are flowering need to be cut when the flowers start to fade …


Flower Fairies Books

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In the 1920s Cicely Mary Barker wrote and illustrated a series of books about Flower Fairies, drawing on the contemporary interest in these creatures. Her fairies are the spirits of trees, flowers and plants and each wears a costume in the colours and style of that plant. The illustration is accompanied by a verse or two about the fairy and …


Legendary Cereus Flower Blooms More Than Once

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The night-blooming cereus is the stuff of legends. According to many tales, it is a flower that blooms only once a year for one night. However, Joan Rothney of Sherborn the owner of a 20-year-old plant was able to prove this legend wrong.

This plant is an unusual member of the cactus family and unusual among similar plants. Rothney thought that …


Bel Air Full of Lotuses

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The Lotus festival in Echo Park did not see many lotuses this year as they bloomed poorly in that area. However, in the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden is seeing an abundance of the aquatic flower. This garden is a part of UCLA, and entrance can only be gained by appointment.
Most people will recognize a lotus flower with its large pink …


Hydrangeas are Turning a Shade of Pink

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There are a few new developments in the world of hydrangeas. These flowers give us lovely and luscious blooms each summer, with this summer being an exception as they are appearing in pink.
This flower is usually known for its blue coloured flowers, but this year the pink variety will be grabbing all the attention.
There is a “big leaf,” group of …


Reasons to send Flowers

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Five of the most common reasons people send flowers are to say thank you, I’m sorry, congratulations, get well and  express sympathy.
* Thank You
Ask your florist for an arrangement conveying a casual, hand-picked feeling, to say thank you with a very personal touch. In addition to a beautiful statement of thanks, the accompanying note card can say everything that is …