Flair with Flowers offers contemporary styles and designs. We have a reputation for our unique range of flowers and foliage. Our unbeatable quality and individual service can cater for the intimate, the flamboyant, the contemporary and the traditional.
Our highly qualified assistants are here to advise and guide you. We have the expertise to help you make your choice from the smallest of handtied bouquets, to the more lavish of affairs. Whatever you require we guarantee to deliver.
Valentine’s Day is here, Romance is literally in full bloom hopefully a lovely bouquet of flowers will be arriving for you from that special someone you love Or are you looking for the perfect gift. Well look no further whether you are looking for something passionate and romantic, delicate and sweet, or distinctively unique here’s our guide the to our top ten designs
as Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year it comes the quest to find that something special so if you don't find what your looking for please ring the shop to make you a bespoke perfect gift
Because flowers are so beautiful and bring us such joy, we want them to last as long as possible. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure you get every moment of enjoyment from your lovely bouquet.
First, make sure you place them in a cool place away from drafts, sunlight and heat vents. Once you have the flowers in your chosen spot, filling the vase to the brim with cool water will help make sure that all stems get enough water. Often all the stems do not go all the way to the bottom of the vase. Flowers drink a lot of water, faster than you might think. Checking the water daily makes sure there is always enough for even shorter stems.
If your flowers arrive as a wrapped bouquet that you place in your own vase, make sure you add the little packet of floral preservative that comes with the flowers to the water as directed. This preservative contains both nutrients for the flowers and a biocide to keep algae at bay. Science has proven that using a floral preservative does extend the vase life of flowers. Changing the water every few days also helps, especially if you continue to add the floral preservative to the fresh water each time. These little packets usually come with your flowers, and I always keep some handy at home. Stop in your local florist next time you are in town and buy a half dozen or so to keep on hand. These packets are inexpensive and they do make a difference.
One last tip is to recut the stems of your bouquet when you change the water. Removing up to an inch of stem gives the flower a “fresh cut” and opens the stems to continue drinking water. As the bouquet ages, the stems can callus over restricting the flow of water to the blooms.
As some of the flowers begin to fade, it’s fun to restyle your bouquet and make some new smaller arrangements from the foliage and flowers that are still looking good. It’s simple to do and fun to create a different look with your flowers. Gather up some small vases and containers such as a small milk pitcher, miniature bottles, bud vases, julep cups or even mugs. Select blooms from the original bouquet, trim to a shorter length and arrange in these smaller vessels. You can display them grouped together or scattered throughout the house in special little spots so you can enjoy each bloom a few more days.
Spending just a few minutes to care for your flowers makes it possible to enjoy them just a little longer
Cold wet and windy if you can’t bear the thought of going outside to get your flowers, you can order your luxury bouquet from the comfort of your own home. Or why not treat someone else to a gorgeous bouquet to brighten up their day this January you may not associate January with flowers (or even going outside!), but it’s actually the perfect time to surround yourself with beautiful colours and blooms Scientifically proven to have an immediate impact on happiness and long-term positive effects on your mood, there really is no better way to beat the post-Christmas blues . Here are some of our favourite blooms to help brighten up your winter
Tulips – Available in a wide variety of gorgeously vibrant colours, these flowers will have you thinking it’s spring in no time. Love tulips Hyacinth – These blue hycanith are perfect for adding a splash of colour and heavenly fragrance to your home this winter. Daffodils At their best from January onwards, these bright and cheerful blooms are certain to put a spring in your step
what a great Christmas Season it`s been here at Flair with flowers.
Christmas season always starts early for those of us in retail as we have to cater for the Christmas parties that seem to start earlier each year. The weekend when it all begins is usually around 3rd week of November when we have to dress 3 hotels in one week. To give you an idea of what we have to achieve, we dress 15 trees, 11 fireplaces with fresh garlands, 74 table decorations for party's we hand made 16 bespoke door wreaths for hotels and 170 Christmas wreaths we made for sale in the shop Apart from all the fun we`ve had decorating hotels we have also decorating all 11 wedding venues and 7 private houses too to the run up till Christmas but we've had 7 weddings between Christmas and New Years ! Although it may seem like a bit of a slog, it`s great fun and we have our wonderful team with us all the way.
So, we are NOT closed over the Christmas and New Year period In fact we are working Boxing Day with two weddings and open Sunday the 27th with two wedding, Monday 28th with two weddings, Tuesday 29th open as normal, Wednesday 30th one wedding, Thursday New Year's Eve shutting at 3pm.
so i would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and also to thank you for your support over 2015 Any email enquiries will be dealt with during this time. We look forward to providing you with more floral fun from January 2nd 2016