Flowerful Stuff

Flower of the week: avant garde tulip

When you think of the term avant garde, alternative flowers may not jump to the front of the list. You may, more naturally, conjure the works of Matisse, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, yes? Well, at Freddie’s Flowers, we know one thing for sure; flowers can be ahead of their time, too! If you’re going to…Read more

Festive flower of the week: amaryllis

Being the flower enthusiast that I am, I dream long and hard about the day I get my Christmas flowers delivered. So let’s think for a moment. Red is the colour of Christmas, guaranteed. How do I fill a vase full of the epitome of Christmas? With a floral arrangement bigger than Father Christmas’ belly,…Read more

Flower of the week: lavender

You might know cut limonium in its less tongue-tying title of sea lavender. How charming – the lavender of the sea! If you think you’re experiencing de-ja-vu right now you’re right. Well, kind of. We’ve covered the sea side of this beautiful flower already. So instead I’m going to linger on the flower that cut…Read more

The best of friends throughout time

Flowerful fave – Iris and lily This week is an absolute banger. Not only are we mega fans of it but the flowers in it have been a favourite of peeps for thousands of years. They were big with the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and pretty much every person in Europe since people could even say…Read more

A rose and a Rose

When flower talk crops up, fresh roses delivered to the doorstep might spring to mind. For a birthday, perhaps. An anniversary, or a heartwarming gesture of you’re-great-and-a-good-friend kind of thing. Maybe for no other reason then just because? I like the idea of that the best. Seeing as us Brits love roses, it’s only natural…Read more

Flower of the week: Anigozanthos

When I name drop anigozanthos stems, I tend to get a resounding ‘anigo-what?’. No I’m not mumbling about about a girl called Annie who goes to Zakynthos on holiday. Believe it or not I’m talking about a flower that’s baffling in both name and floral nature. Try saying anigozanthos right first time. Impossible. How about…Read more

Flower of the week: Bouvardia

Bonjour to the little tubular bell-square shaped show-offs; the beautiful and wonderfully scented cut bouvardia! Unlike some our past ‘flowers of the week’, you may have come across bouvardia. It’s a popular choice in celebratory arrangements. Which figures, seeing as cut bouvardia symbolises enthusiasm. And who could be more enthusiastic about the flower itself than me? You will…Read more

Photo gallery – September’s stupendous arrangements

Photo gallery Nothing makes us happier than when we see photographs of our flowers in their new home. Thank you to our lovely gang of customers who have sent in and posted photographs. Bringing Autumn firmly in the forefront of our minds September showed some cosy collections such as sweet williams, brassicas, lisanthus and the and the sophisticated sedum. So here…Read more

Flower of the week: Pink Sedum

A succulent for sore eyes in September Autumn’s on the mind and in the hues and shades of the leaves on the trees. So it’s our late bloomer, freshly cut pink sedum, who gets pride of place this time of year. Maybe you’ve stopped to wonder what that pretty, waxy leafed shrub-like plant is that pours…Read more

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