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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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Spring Flowers

Some flowers grow in spring where as some of the beautiful blossoms are seen during fall. Seasons come and go, but every season has its own set of characteristic floral blooms that mark the advent of these season. Spring flowers are the basically the flowers that bloom in spring and these can be categorized as early spring flowers and late spring flowers depending on the time of flowering. Here is a list of different types of spring flowers and some interesting facts and information about them.

Early spring flowers include buttercup anemones, irises, eastern redbuds and many other flowers. Other popular early spring flowers include, Ghostflower, Snowdrop, Lesser celandine, Field Wood-rush and Contra Costa goldfields.

Yellow Anemone:

 This spring flower also known as the yellow wood anemone or buttercup anemone, is a species of a herbaceous perennial plant. It grows in forests across most of Continental Europe, and rarely in the Mediterranean region. Yellow anemone flowers between March and May. The flowers of this plant are about 1.5 cm diameter and have five to eight rich yellow colored petal-like segments.

Early Star-of-Bethlehem: Also known as the Welsch Star of Bethlehem or the Radnor Lily, this spring flowering plant in the genus Gagea of the family Liliaceae. It is found in the Mediterranean region, central Europe and in some parts of France and Germany. The flowers are seen from January to March or April. There are around four flowers on each plant and the flowers are yellow and have six petals and are about 1½ cm in diameter. 

Late spring flowers include several flowers like mountain laurels, spring snowflakes, bloodroots and sweet crabapple flowers. Some of the other popular late spring flowers include chestnut oak flowers and Carolina Silver bells.

Spring Snowflake:

The snowflakes are native to southern Europe but they have been introduced and have naturalized in other locations like the east coast of North America. The snowflake flowers are small and bell-shaped, white with a green spot at the end of each petal. The flowers are seen from March to May and have a slight yet distinctive fragrance.

Sweet crabapple: This spring flower is native to north America. The flowers appear around May or June. The flowers are rose-colored, fragrant and are borne in five or six-flowered umbels. The calyx of the flowers is urn-shaped, five lobed and slender. There are five round petals, which have long narrow claws and show a crenulated margin.

All the different types of spring flowers are a source of great joy during spring. Spring flowers truly make the spring season a picturesque time of the year, when the nature spreads her lovely colors in every bloom and peta as we stare in awe and marvel at the beauty of the spring flowers.

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Winter Flowers

Winter is season of cold weather but is also the time of joy and sending & receiving gifts due to the Christmas season. The season occurs during December – February in Northern hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere winter occurs during June – august. The December time in the UK is a time of celebration with the plants becoming a big part of the event with the Christmas tree as the spectacle and wreaths for doors to bring about a warm welcoming!

Plants that flower in the winter add another season of interest to a garden. Most winter blooming plants are either shrubs or small trees, but some annuals and perennials can add color to dull gray days. An example of a small tree may be Witch hazel which is a shrubby tree with yellow flowers. It grows from 15 to 25 feet tall and wide in zones 4 to 9.

A large shrub could be that of Camellias which grow 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide. They are evergreen with showy blooms of white, pink, red and combinations of these colors in autumn or winter, depending on the variety. Winter hazel has fragrant yellow flowers in March. Small Shrubs such as Mahonia is an evergreen shrub that has yellow flower spikes in December. It grows 2 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. Winter daphne has fragrant pink or purple flowers on bushes that are 3 to 5 feet tall and wide.

Perennials example could be the Helleborus plants are known as Lenten rose or Christmas rose, depending on the bloom time. They are small evergreen plants with cream, pink, purple or green flowers

Flowers blooming in winter are:

Acashia, Alstromeria, Amaryllis, Carnation, Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Evergreens, Gerbera Daisy, Ginger, Helleborus, Holly berry, Lily, Asiatic Lily, Casa Blanca Lily, Narcissus, Orchid, Pansy, Pepperberry, Phlox, Protea, Queen Ann’s Lace, Roses, Star of Bethlehem, Statice.

Flower delivery in winter time is an important time for many florists with the nation in the mood and festive mood for buying gifts. It’s a great opportunity for an important time in the season for the floral industry.

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Same Day Flower Delivery – London

Flowers are a token of eternal affection, care, desire, purity, innocence, and charm. They communicate a message of romance and emotion. Flowers are a very influential gift and are a large part of the people’s everyday lives. Flowers are a beautiful gift for sharing our feelings of affection and warmth for our dearly loved ones.

Some say there is nothing more special than to send flowers to someone you care for. Flowers are becoming much easier send, either by your local florist, online or by phone. Many florists and floral companies now have a wide range of flowers available from tropical flowers to local grown flowers. Many decide their flowers depending on their look but also the meaning behind the flowers.

The online service is forever growing as more and more gain access and knowledge to the internet. This makes it a much more competitive industry whereby some florists will target one specific area. This can be from London Flower Delivery or Nationwide Delivery. More and more people are using these services to save time and sometimes money with the huge range of websites to choose from.

Many florists provide a same day flower delivery service; this means you can get a great bouquet to the person in no time at all this maybe for a thank you or congratulations. The London Flower Delivery service can usually provide this service, many send flowers London from all over the globe so rather than making long distance calls many feel that online is a much easier process to for the fresh flowers to be sent.

Flowers have many uses and some wonderful and intriguing facts, this includes the fact plants have been put to surprising uses. The juice from bluebells was once used to stiffen ruffs and as a glue in bookbinding. During the First World War, the German army used the fibres from stinging nettles to make their uniforms. Horsetail when boiled makes a useful liquid for cleaning and polishing metal and wood. The flower buds of the marsh marigold can be pickled as a substitute for capers and the roots of the purple loosestrife are so rich in tannin that Mediterranean fisherman used to soak their fishing nets in loosestrife tea to preserve them. The rosebay willow herb or fireweed hides tuberous roots that make a rather good sweet flour.
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