Mother's Day - Sunday 26th March 2017

March 13, 2017

Beautiful Mother's Day flowers, for your wonderful Mum.  This has to be one of the most special days of the year.  Our Mothers are so important to us. Always giving of themselves, they want the very best for us.  Mums always love to receive flowers and chocolates - so make yours feel good today! 

In England, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent.  This date moves every year, as does Easter.  This year it falls on Sunday 26th March.

The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. 

Early Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.


Beautiful Spring Flowers!

February 20, 2017

What could be nicer than to look out of your window and see flowers pushing up through the soil! Those tiny buds just showing a bit of colour.  The first flowers of the season tend to be snowdrops and crocus.  They look fragile, but really are quite hardy to be the first plants to push through the hardened winter soil.

Spring is a fabulous time of awakening.  The soil starts to warm up. Trees are thinking about growing new leaves.  Birds are making new nests for their forthcoming progeny.  The sky is blue and we all start to feel better with a bit of warmth from the sun. 

We introduce different flowers into our range at this time of year.  Ranging from Tulips and Peonies to all manner of British flowers.  Keep an eye out on our website for the new bouquets that are coming out!


Flowers bring you happiness!

November 15, 2016

The State University of New Jersey, has run a research project which proves that nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health - flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.  This has to be good.  We all love beautiful things in our houses, especially ones that are going to make us feel better.

"What's most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way," said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study.

Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. We all know that  happy smile people give us when we hand them a bouquet of flowers. The study participants expressed "true" or "excited" smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.

Now it 's official - make someone happy today!

Pick a Greetings Cards!

November 08, 2016

With our new range of greetings cards, you don't have to look any further than our website for the complete package.  A present and card all in one go.  With the choice of our FREE card or a selection of cards for as little as £0.49, with a personalised message, you can't go wrong.

Our cards are printed on high quality card, you certainly couldn't get one in the shops for that sort of money!  Not only do you get to pick your choice of image but you can add your own personalised message.

Go on make someone's day even more special by adding a beautiful Greetings card to their bouquet of flowers today!




Why buy flowers on-line?

September 08, 2016

If you want to save time and money when you buy flowers then the best way to do it is to buy your flowers online. Why is that?, I hear you say, well it’s quite simple. At Valueflora, we sourcing our flowers directly from the growers.  We choose the freshest, best quality flowers at the most cost efficient price for our customers.  Because we are saving money on these products, we are happy to pass these on to you, with on-line flowers  being available from just £11.99; you may well find it hard to buy such a fresh and wonderful quality bunch of flowers for that price in your local florist, and don't forget, we delivery them for you too!

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Receiving Special offers couldn't be easier!

July 19, 2016

We all like to hear about any special promotions or sales that are on offer. I know that when I go onto a website the first place I look is on the Special Offer section, to see if there is anything there that takes my fancy, or if I receive an email telling me there is a saving to be made, I go straight to the page. 

If you have already registered your email address and ticked the box asking if you would like to hear about our promotions, then we will automatically email you with our fabulous, tremendous value offers, that can not be accessed through any other medium.  We will send you special promotion codes which give you exclusive deals!

At Valueflora, we love to give our valued customers the best deal, whilst still maintaining a high level of standard and quality. We ensure that you receive the freshest flowers, in the most up-to-date colours and designs. 

The Value in Valueflora, not only stands for the good value for money that you receive from when buying our bouquets,  but from the importance we put on you as our valued customers.

If you haven’t already done so, then register your email address and tick the box today!  

Why we are different from other on-line florists!

March 08, 2016

Here at Valueflora we aim to please! We just want to make our customers happy, which is why we offer you such a large choice.  This is not just price wise, even though we outstrip our competitors for value for money, but also through choice of colour, variety of flower and size of bouquet.  We also give you the chance of making your flowers even more special, by adding chocolates, bows, teddys, glass vases, prosecco, a decorative butterfly,  foliage and three sizes of bouquet. 

We know we have a very large and committed following of customers to our website and really value your support. It is for this reason that we email you directly with any special offers when you give us your email details and won’t pass them on to any third parties. 

You can be assured that you will receive all of our best deals straight away. They will be sent to you by FREE first class royal mail, or by Guaranteed Courier delivery to ensure your flowers arrive on the day you want them too.

Our selection of flowers cover everyone’s pocket and we always ensure you receive the freshest flowers as we source our produce directly from the farm, cutting out the middle man. Our motto at Valueflora is to provide our customers with Affordable luxury!

Caring for your flowers

November 09, 2015

When you receive flowers from us, please remember to:

  1. Place the flowers in a vase with fresh, lukewarm water and use the flower food provided. DO NOT use metal containers!
  2. Cut the flower stems at an angle and remove any leaves that will fall below the water level. This will ensure that the leaves do not contaminate the water.
  3. Change the water ever few days and keep topping it up inbetween.
  4. Keep away from sources of heat, direct sunlight and draughts.
  5. Your flowers may appear to be droopy after transit, but after a few hours they will rehydrate and fully recover - they just need a good drink!

Special Instructions for:

Carnations are normally sent out whilst very young and still in bud, ready to open at home for maximum longevity. Never cut on the joints of the stems.

To encourage extra flowering, pinch off dead or dying flower blooms, just as you would do in your garden. Freesias need lots of water, so keep topping up the vase.

Lilies are usually sent out in bud, ready to open at home for maximum longevity.

Lilies require tall vases to support the weight of the stems. Lily pollen can stain clothing, furniture or worktops - you can remove the stamens to avoid this if you like. However, if pollen does fall onto a surface it is best removed decliately with sellotape. Lily pollen can be dangerous to cats and other household pets.

Rose Care:
To stop the roses from drooping, after cutting the stems stand them in one inch of boiling water for 30 seconds before placing them in a vase as fresh lukewarm water.

A characteristic on some roses is a dark tinge on the outer protective petals - this occurs naturally during transit and is not a flaw. Simply remove these petals from the roses to enjoy their full beauty!

Oriental Dendrobium Orchids
These tropical flowers will stay at their best when you follow the instructions below:

If your Orchids are wilted on arrival, simply submerge the whole Orchid sprays for a maximum of 10-15 mins in cool tap water. Be sure to untangle the stems with care, trim up to 5cm off the stems at an angle and place the flowers in a clean vase of water with the flower food provided. Dying flowers can be continually removed to enocourage more to bloom.

Finally, enjoy your beautiful flowers!

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