Valentine’s Flowers by Drake Algar

As we all know, roses are the traditional gift on Valentine’s Day, but who says they have to be red?

Drake Algar have created some wonderful bouquets and arrangements this year for Valentine’s Day. While red Roses proclaim ‘I love you,’ other colours, especially pink, white and lilac, can have similar meanings when sent on the most romantic day of the year. Drake Algar have designed some bespoke tradional red rose arrangments that include the popular Dozen Red Roses to the extravagent 24 Grand Prix

Pink roses are symbol of grace and elegance, they have the meaning of admiration. Pink Roses can also convey gratitude and appreciation.

Pearl Love bouquet

Here we’ve carefully selected the finest sweet avalanche roses, along with pink cymbidium to create an exquisite hand-tied bouquet, and a very elegant Valentine’s Day gift.

Sending Lilac roses to someone means that you have fallen in love at first sight and are enchanted by them – a very romantic alternative to red.

Velvet Mix

Here we’ve combined the very finest purple tulips, blue hyacinth and a delicate pink shade of memory lane roses. Hand-tied with a lush foliage, the overall effect is one of pure romance. This is a gift she is going to love.

White roses symbolise truth and innocence, while conveying new beginnings – perfect for first time Valentine’s Day flowers and can be seen why trhough the delightful diamond love bouquet.

Diamond Love

Send your loved-one an elegantly arranged bouquet of soft, white avalanche roses and equally luxurious white cymbidium this is the perfect bouquet to send to someone very special

Valentine’s Day History

Valentine’s Day dates back to the third century in Rome, when Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, in the process outlawing marriage for young men.

As a result, Valentine ‘a young priest’ so enraged by the decision, decided to risk punishment by continuing to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. Claudius eventually discovered Valentine’s actions and sentenced him to death. Whilst imprisoned awaiting his fate, Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter and sent a note to her, signing it “From Your Valentine” – an expression we still use today.

Valentine was executed on February 14th, 270 AD, with the date later declared a day to honour Valentine’s actions by Pope Gelasius.

The history of sending flowers to a loved one on Valentine’s Day flowers comes from the old-fashioned custom of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages.

So if you’re looking for beautiful fresh Valentines Days Flowers then look no further! Choose flowers for Valentines Day with Drake Algar & browse our selection of luxury bouquets to find the right one for your special someone. With a great selection of Valentines Flowers you can spoil your special someone with a gorgeous gift this Valentine’s Day.If your looking for something special this year then go for one of our stunning bouquets, along with a luxury box of chocolates or champagne. That’s the perfect way to make sure this Valentines Day is a special one.

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Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers are beautiful and fragrant. Changing seasons have a profound effect on plant and animal life. Spring is the time of renewal of plant life. Spring flowers, perhaps are one of the most gentle and beautiful of all flowers. Spring flowers are the perfect way to tell someone you are thinking of them, and you do not need a special occasion to send someone a gift of spring flowers online.

A new seasonal range of fresh spring flowers and plants, this scented and vibrant floral range consists of beautiful spring-time gifts available for next day or same day delivery. Spring flowers are beginning to make an appearance in our gardens. Why not surprise someone special with one of our beautifully arranged spring bouquets, hand delivered by our florist or courier service.

Our spring flowers recreate the spring season by combining Spring pinks, golden yellows and luscious lilac blooms with fresh green foliage and all are certain to brighten up anyone’s day. At Drake Algar we combine the finest, freshest spring flowers choose from our luxury spring bumper to our classic Enchantingly English

Some of our beautiful Drake Algar Spring Range:

     

List of popular in season spring flowers:

  • Agapanthus
  • Amaryllis
  • Anemone
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Cherry blossom
  • Dahlia
  • Freesia
  • Heather
  • Hyacinth
  • Orchids
  • Peony
  • Rose
  • Sweet pea
  • Tulip
  • Zinnia

Christmas Flowers – FREE Delivery

Drake Algar are promoting a number of christmas discounts this seasons for a number of a our new Christmas Collection for 2011, which is an inspirational festive range of beautiful fresh floral bouquets that will sure to spread emotions of joy for this seasons winter and christmas period.

New Discount for our Christmas Flowers Range:
Discount: Free Delivery on Christmas Flowers
Code: chr12
Exp: 19/12/11
Des: Free delivery on Drake Algar Christmas Bouquets for a limited time only. Celebrate Christmas Spirit with beatiful fresh hand made flowers from Drake Algar. Chistmas flowers delivered are sure to delight during the festive season, and could be the perfect way to decorate the house in beautiful winter white and warm christmas reds.
Link: Christmas Flowers | Christmas Flowers Delivered by Drake Algar
Terms: Christmas Bouquets only

Christmas Collection

The Drake Algar Christmas Collection includes a number of beautiful gifts this christmas, from a range of hampers to beautiful fresh bouquets, wreaths and table centres. Celebrate Christmas Spirit with the gifts range from Drake Algar all available for delivery in London & UK.

Hampers
Whether you’re choosing a gift for friends or family, colleagues or clients, the Drake Algar Christmas Hampers Collection includes a wonderful selection to delight all. Contact our dedicated team for a copy of our Hampers Brochure, you can also discuss tastes, requirements and discounts on 0844 884 6471 or sales@drakealgar.com

FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Pleasing everyone at your Christmas table can be challenging, so we’ve created a number of beautiful christmas hampers to suit all, from the christmas box to the best of british sweets.

FOR COLLEAGUES AND CLIENTS
Impress business associates with a memorable expression of thanks. While any of our larger hampers are ideal for grander corporate gifts, small yet thoughtful gift boxes also make exceptional presents – particularly when purchasing for larger groups.

Christmas Hampers

      

Wreaths

At Christmas time Christmas wreaths are hung on our doors to welcome visitors and offer goodwill, their circular shape a symbol of eternal life and the evergreen brightening the dark days of winter. Drake Algar wreaths are handmade to order in our shop, using the best seasonal greenery and a base of Noble fir and decorations.

          Seasons Greetings          

Bouquets

Chistmas flowers delivered are sure to delight during the festive season, and could be the perfect way to decorate the house in beautiful winter white and warm christmas reds. Enjoy the floral combinations of the Red Cinamon Sensation or be dazzled with the Sparkled Surprise

Red Cinamon Sensation    Red Berried Heaven     White Yultide Yearning

Table Centres

Chistmas Table Centres delivered are sure to delight during the festive season, and could be the perfect way to decorate the house in beautiful winter white and warm christmas reds. Enjoy the floral combination of the Festive Frenzy or be surprized with the Mistletoe Mystery.

Holly Heights       Mistletoe Mystery

All these beautiful products are avialable for delivery in London & UK in the Chrismtas period, for Drake Algar a flower delivery service that has a dedicated team to providing qaulity products nationwide.

Our Florist

As the Drake Algar shop starts to become busy coming up to the christmas season, we thought it would be nice to give an insight into our florist. The Drake Algar brand has been an established floral brand since 1937, its gone from strength to strength becoming one of the most well known florists in London. We provide a number of services from weddings, flower delivery, events flowers to funeral flowers.

Drake Algar provide the very best floral service, for both quality and value. As a participant of a multiple florist associtations including FFP, we provide beautiful fresh flowers and gifts locally, nationally and abroad. The Drake Algar florist has a professional team dedicated to providing amazing arrangements for every occasion. A floral service for both same day and next day delivery within the UK.

Our Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun Closed 

Drake Algar based in 1b St Johns Wood St Johns Wood High Street, in the heart of Westminster, London. We have on offer a wide range of products from flowers to champagne products to ensure our customers can delivery the best possible gift for that special occasion.

 

 Floristry

Flower care and handling, floral design or flower arranging, merchandising, and display and flower delivery. Wholesale florists sell bulk flowers and related supplies to professionals in the trade. Retail florists offer fresh flowers and related products and services to consumers such as Drake Algar.

Floristry can refer to the cultivation of flowers as well as their arrangement, and to the business of selling them. Much of the raw material supplied for the floristry trade comes from the cut flower industry much of it centered around Holland. Florist shops, along with online stores are the main flower-only outlets, but supermarkets, garden supply stores and filling stations also sell flowers.

Drake Algar use suppliers such as Wills, which supply fresh cut flowers which can then be arranged into bouquets, plants and arrangements.

On weekdays, we can take orders for flowers, chocolates, wine, balloons and teddies through our online flower shop for same day flower delivery to London up to 2pm on the same day.Whatever your floral requirements, you won’t have any problems using our bespoke and friendly service, wherever you are in London.

So if you are ever in need of flowers look no further then Drake Algar!

 

Christmas Flowers

View the new Drake Algar Christmas Flowers Collection for 2011, an inspirational festive range of beautiful fresh floral bouquets that will sure to spread emotions of joy for this seasons winter and christmas period.

Orange, red and golden shades are still popular in winter but, with the crisp white shades and vivid Ilex berries to be seen everywhere on the trees and shrubs, it suddenly seems the time to send christmas bouquets of red and white flowers. Our winter bouquets with their hot sizzling colours are sure to delight those lucky enough to receive them.Drake Algar have carefuly selected a range sparkling colours from the festive season,  with combinations of rich grand prix red roses and beautiful cymbidium create a stunning christmas bouquet which would be a wonderful gift to receive. Our christmas collection has a selection of icy whites and delicate glittered flowers complimented by seasonal foliage in deep greens.

        

Celebrate Christmas Spirit with the beatiful fresh hand made flowers from Drake Algar. Chistmas flowers delivered are sure to delight during the festive season, and could be the perfect way to decorate the house in beautiful winter white and warm christmas reds. Enjoy the floral combinations of the Red Cinamon Sensation or be dazzled with the Sparkled Surprise

Bring the beauty of christmas to a room with some beautiful christmas flowers from Drake Algar. Don’t forget to add that extra special touch to your gift, select from our range of fine chocolates, bears, champagne and wine .

Popular Winter and Christmas flowers include:

Poinsettia, Amaryllis, Christmas Cactus, Christmas Flower Accents, Roses, Cymbidium, Barcara, Freesia, Hyacinths Lilys and Seasonal Foliage such as Ilex Berry

Also view the Drake Algar Christmas Hampers range

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Poppies for Remembrance Day | Drake Algar

Remembrance Day  is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918.

We’re all familiar with the poppy as a symbol of remembrance for the fallen soldiers from the two world wars. But there’s a reason it’s the poppy we use. During the First World War some of the bloodiest, most brutal fighting took place at Flanders in Belgium. Where there were once farms, homes and businesses, after the fierce battles little was left but fields of mud and the bodies of the fallen troops.

Once the warmer weather came around poppies began to grow and they did this each year. Their colour and life stretching over one of the worst battle sites became a symbol of hope for many people.

In 1915 John McCrae, a Canadian doctor serving in the war, wrote a poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’ all about the poppy and the war. The first line depicts poppies blowing in the wind among the crosses. The poem was eventually published and the poppy became an official symbol of hope and remembrance.

The reason we wear a poppy came from another poem, written in 1918 by an American called Moira Michael. In ‘We Shall Keep the Faith’ she wrote about how she would wear a poppy ‘in honour of the dead’.

The first poppy day was held in Britain on November 11th 1921 and was a national success. Every November since then we have worn poppies to remember those who fought for our country. The date of November 11th was chosen because most major hostilities during the First World War ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This is also why we honour them with a few minutes silence at 11am on Remembrance Day.

 

Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for The Royal British Legion’s charity work through the Poppy Appeal, emphasising the need to help all generations of the Armed Forces and their families – today and for the rest of their lives. See more about the appeal at http://www.poppy.org.uk/

 

Drake Algar are providing a number of wreaths and flowers for people supporting the cause and remembering the troops and family members that may have been a part on the war. Lords have purchased a beautiful wreath from our shop at 1b St Johns Wood High Street. Wreaths are also available from the British Legion website http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/wreaths

 

 

 

The Royal British Legion’s Never Forget Tribute Fund allows you to create a permanent tribute to a loved one.

Floral tributes

  • With an online tribute page, you can celebrate your loved one’s life with personal messages and photographs.
  • Friends and family will be able to leave their own messages and contributions to your tribute too.
  • Anyone who donates will get an automated thank you which you are able to customise.
  • Friends and family can organise their own fundraising events in your loved ones memory.
  • Your tribute page can accept tax-efficient secure donations from anywhere in the world.

 Find out more here http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/support-us/never-forget/never-forget-tribute-fund