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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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Flowers for Occasions – Jewish New Year

Flowers are a great gift for a number of occasions, these include some of the most popular days on the calendar including Valentines Day, Christmas, Mothers day and Birthdays plus many more. Thinking of a gift for a family member, partner or friend can be difficult. Flowers are one of the most popular gifts worldwide due to its general message of caring and love for the person receiving the flowers. They can have a number of meanings with various floral types associated with different messages.

Drake Algar Flowers ensure the recipient receives the right flowers for the occasion, whether its emotions of love, gratitutude, thanks or sympathy. Flower delivery is an essentail retail service that many people around the globe rely on to send flowers to those they care for. Not only do flowers supply emotions of joy but they are also used to supply stunning atmospheres for events, hotels and weddings.


Jewish New Year Flowers

A gift of Rosh Hashanah flowers is a time-honored way to celebrate the Jewish New Year. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Monday, September 29 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, October 1.If you want to send flowers for Rosh Hashanah, it’s a good idea to have them arrive at least a day early. If you want to send something other than flowers, then another good Rosh Hashanah gift is apples and honey, as they are traditional foods eaten during this Jewish holiday.

No matter how you observe Rosh Hashanah, be sure to send gifts to those who you know observe it as it is this holiday on which a person’s gains and losses for the upcoming year are decided. A bouquet of Drake Algar flowers or a Drake Algar gift of any kind can help start the year off on a positive note.

Rosh Hashanah is a time for celebration, other traditions include eating apples dipped in honey in the hope that this will lead to a sweet year.

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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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Valentines Products at Drake Algar

If you are looking for beautiful fresh Valentine’s Day flowers Drake Algar is the place for you, we have the perfect romantic bouquets,floral arrangements and Valentine’s gifts to suit both male and female recipients. Drake Algar arrangements combine a beautiful floral design, with some lovely gifts. The products can be found on our website www.drakealgar.com

The Ultimate Statement

Heres To Us

Dozen Red Roses

Valentines Gift Set

Love Bomb

Two Dozen Red Roses


It’s the most romantic day of the year, so say ‘I love you’ with a stunning bouquet of Valentines flowers.Valentines day flowers makes relationships started, strengthened , and sometimes even marriages proposed. No matter which of these you are going to undertake this coming Valentine’s day, you will only get one chance to do it right. So don’t forget to Send flowers for valentines, Valentines bouquets and Valentine roses to the person who matters most to you.

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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.

Christmas Flowers / Flowers Delivery London / Florist London

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Flower Delivery in London

Drake Algar is one of the leading florists for flower delivery in London, providing the freshest flowers to help lighten the mood and surrounding for many homes, events, weddings and occasions. Flowers can be sent during every season and for every occasion which is why its one of the most popular gifts in the world. Flowers allow for people to share their feelings and emotions to a loved one with a simple bouquet. The presence of fresh flowers heightens the mood and can release the most wonderful of smells and scents.

Flowers can now be delivered all around the globe and theres lots of different ways people choose to do so. There are lots of websites on the internet which provide same day flower delivery all around the world. This has made it easier for the people to gift their loved ones with fresh bouquet of flowers who may not be close by and may be abroad and hard to get in touch in with. Getting the flowers delivered at the doorstep is now just a phone call or mouse click away. A person who wants to send flowers to their loved ones has to just log on to a website, choose from a wide variety of flowers and give the details of the place where the flowers have to be delivered. These simple steps will ensure same day flower delivery. You can also obviously choose to have the flowers delivered at any time beyond the same day delivery for those of you who are very organised.

London flower delivery specializes in delivering the best quality and most beautiful flowers at a specied address and date within London. There are a wide range of London florists to choose from, some online and others only call away. London flowers offer a wide variety of bunches and bouquets of flowers to choose from you may want a pedestal or vase arrangement, a wedding bouquet or maybe just a simple bouquet.

So if ever in need of flowers in London, a local florist is only a call away or simply go on the internet and fin exactly what your after.


Flower delivery in London regions including: Hampstead,Maida ValeSwiss CottageRegents ParkWest EndCanary WharfWarwick AvenueCovent GardenHolbornThe StrandFinsbury ParkBarbicanMoorgateLiverpool StreetMonumentTowerHillCamdenMayfairMaryleboneSohoCricklewoodNeasdenBayswaterPaddingtonSwiss CottageHendonBrent CrossChiswick,Kentish TownWest HampsteadKilburnQueens ParkHammersmithMill HillSt Johns WoodKensingtonLittle VeniceWillesdenHarlesdenKensal GreenLadbroke GroveNorth KensingtonGolders GreenHampstead Garden SuburbNotting HillHolland ParkShepherds BushWest KensingtonIslingtonBarnsburyEast Finchley,FinchleyWestminsterBelgraviaPimlicoFinsburyManor HouseHighburyChelseaBrompton HighgateHollowayEarls CourtHornseyCrouch End, and Fulham.

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