Category Archives: Valentines Day

Make Your Valentine Blush with These Gorgeous Flowers

Flowers are the most popular gift given to lovers, partners, spouses and friends on Valentines Day. Some people go to great lengths to find original and thoughtful gifts to give other than flowers. They feel that sending flowers is too common, everybody does it.

So we hope in this post to give you some other perspectives to just how beneficial sending flowers can be.

Flowers are a wonderful representation of nature. It reminds us on avery subtle level of just how mind blowing creation is. If you have ever looked at a flower closely in great detail you’ll understand what I mean. How can something so precise, so wondrously beautiful have been created? Really look at the detail of a flower it is truly amazing.

Most flowers also have hidden meanings and can represent different things. There is a hidden language of flowers. Learning more about there special meanings allows you to be able to send flowers that convey a special meaning based on where your relationship is at the moment.

If there is one gift that can lift the spirits of someone else is it giving flowers. Flowers are tremendous in bringing happiness and wellbeing to others. Research has proved over the years that being near plants and flowers can make a big difference to your wellbeing and your overall health. We have noticed that people that around flowers are plants are a lot more laid back. Flowers have also be noted for providing increases in creativity and focus so ideal for that home business. Probably are reason why all of us here a FBP are so laid back we’re horizontal!

A French study also suggested that women receiving flowers actually had an increase in their sexual drive. If that’s not a reason for more men to send flowers then I don’t know what!

There is nothing quite like receiving a bouquet bursting with beautiful coloured flowers, with sumptuous smells and gorgeous shapes from many different species of flower. This has an effect no matter when sent. Valentines Day is the most popular but an unexpected bouquet will make the biggest impression!

Top Tips for Making a Marriage Proposal

You’ve been dating you current girl for some years now and you have sent flowers by post to her on many occasions. You’re happy, you feel settled and content as to where you are in life. You have been nagged over time and more so these days about getting married. Even you girlfriends mum and family keep dropping hints. Its not that you don’t want to, its that you just haven’t thought about what you need to do and of course you want to make it special.

Trouble is if you’re honest with yourself, you’re a little lost on how to actually go about it.

This will probably be the biggest question you will ask somebody in your lifetime so that in of itself brings up feelings of anxiety and nervousness.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

So you need to get some idea on where and what you are going to do. Are you going to propose in a place that has history in your relationship? Or maybe you will take her away on a romantic break and propose in somewhere like Paris or Rome? Lots to think about and that is going to depend on the budget. You will also have the ring to buy, flowers and maybe chocolates in addition to any travelling expenses.

It will serve you well if you take the time to create a special proposal because it will most likely be talked about many times. Your proposal will either be talked about with emotions of love, romance and fondness. Or it could be a memory that haunts you and her for the rest of your life.

Don’t forget to involve your girlfriends family. It is also the right thing to do to ask your girlfriends Father for permission to marry her. This one act alone get muster up additional respect for you as well as some bonus brownie points gained from your girlfriends family.

Get your timing right. There are specific times of the year when you can propose, Valentines Day is the most obvious but New Years Eve is also another popular time.

Get your plan together and we are with you all the way.

Good luck!

Writing a Poem To Send With Your Flowers

We all understand what a difference it makes to send your loved a romantic Valentines bouquet. But this year you want to make it even more special and do something extra as well as sending flowers or roses.

Have you ever thought about writing a romantic poem that you could send with your flowers? Oh but I can’t write poetry we can hear you say. But of you had some help or were given some guidance to write it, would you? Good, yes is the right answer!

Don’t worry, this post is going to give you some tips on how you can write some poetry that will make your partner’s heart melt!

The most difficult thing you will find is how to express your feelings for your partner into words. This is not an easy task.

So lets give you some pointers to writing those romantic gestures on Valentines day.

One to the first and obvious elements for your poem is for it to follow some sort of rhyme. This makes it easier to read and will also make it sound better. Rhyming can help turn your poem into a soft dance of words that lead to the persons heart.

Aim to make your point in as fewer words as possible. On your first draft you can just write as you normally would do. Then after you have that first draft, you can go back and try to shrink what you have said into as fewer words as possible.

Comparing your thoughts, or feelings or the positive qualities your partner possesses to something else that’s beautiful can really help to get your point across too. You will find plenty of inspiration if you look to nature. Sunsets, sky, the sea, there really is plenty to draw upon.

Most romantic relationships have overcome hardships, obstacles and bumps in the roads. Its worth using this as inspiration to say no matter how hard times were, you got through it because you felt like it was worth it. If it wasn’t you may have called it a day and gone your separate ways. You can play with this as part of the testament of the love you both have for each other.

Ideas For Valentines

Valentines day can take you by surprise sometimes. Just after the stress of Christmas has subsided and you’re enjoying the freedom that comes from not having to think of what to get someone as you did before Christmas.

No matter what the occasion, thinking of what to buy someone can be one of the most stressful and frustrating activities.

As you feel more relaxed and glad that Christmas is out of the way, Valentines Day hits you.

Yep, that’s right, you’ve got to put on your thinking cap once again and come up with ideas of what to buy for your significant other.

Now. we’re always going to recommend sending beautiful flowers but most men are not going to get away with just flowers. There are other things you can buy and other romantic gestures that you can make. The concept of sending or giving flowers and mouth watering chocolates dates back as far as the seventeenth century.

So if you find yourself in a stress, wondering what else to get, what else to do then we’re here to lend you some help.

The popularity of farm shops has increased over the years. We love these farm shops for their locally grown fresh vegetables, unique crafts and gift ideas but most of all their restaurants.

Most of the time these farm shop restaurants are up to a pretty high standard. Using locally grown ingredients in the delicious items on their menu for breakfast as well as offering a wonderful array of freshly basked cakes.

Most of these farm shops are going to cater for specific occasions like Valentines Day, Mothers Day and also Christmas.

One idea is to take your partner to the farm shop for tea for two. This can be enjoyed as a romantic gesture after a few hours on your feet shopping. Typically tea for two will consist of a huge pot of tea or coffee, freshly prepared sandwich triangles, pastries and plenty of freshly baked cakes and biscuits. Some farm shop may even serve up some bubbly!

It can still feel romantic even though you are sharing the room with other couples.

So in addition to a beautiful bouquet of roses, book that tea for two!

How To Keep Your Valentines Roses Fresh

The romance, passion and love has been bestowed on you this Valentines day. You feel fantastic and more in love then ever. Your man as made many romantic gestures of his love for you this Valentines day including breakfast in bed consisting of smoked salmon, scrambled egg, a glass of bubbly and 12 beautiful red roses.

So after breakfast you jump in the shower and get ready for a day out with your man. You come down stairs and start to arrange your beautiful red roses in a carefully chosen vase. You stand back and admire what represents the love you feel in the moment. How can you make those red roses stay around forever?

Well we can’t do magic and grant you that wish but we can give you tips to make your beautiful roses last a lot longer.

Now you may have already arranged your roses in your special vase. But, did you take the time to check the vase to make sure it was squeaky clean? Any sign of bacteria in there and your roses are not going to last long. Wash it out thoroughly with warm soapy water. Ensure that your vase is the right height to support the length of your rose stems.

Fill your vase with water leaving a third of the vase free. Open your plant food sachet, empty it into the water and stir thoroughly.

Remove all the packaging that your roses cam in. Ensure there are no protective elements in there. Take a pair of scissors or secateurs and cut approximately 20mm off of the bottom of the roses stem. Be sure to cut diagonally.

Run your eyes over the stems, specifically the parts of the stems that will be immersed in water. What you want to do is make sure you remove any thorns or small shoots so that your roses will sit nicely in their vase.

Place your roses into your vase and arrange as needed. Make sure that on every 3rd day you remove your roses from the vase, cut the stems again and replace the water and plant food.

We hope you enjoy your gorgeous roses.

Ideas for Valentines Day

If you want to surprise your partner or want an excuse to spoil them with care, love and attention to make them feel special, then Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to send flowers by post.

Trouble is many people that want to share this affection to their partner become confused and don’t know how they can express that effectively.

There are of course many ways that you can show a romantic gesture. This can be done with gifts of chocolate or flowers, giving them or whole hearted attention and affection for the day or takin them out on a romantic date.

If you can be original and at the same time make your gift or gesture personal to them then even better.

We hope in this edition of our blog to give you some ideas that you can take and make your own.

Gift Box – You can find some really interesting and unique gift boxes for both men and women. For men that could include items for golf, fishing, selection beers and grooming kits and after shaves. For women that may include cosmetics, clothes, shoes, perfume, wine or champagne or even a voucher for a spa day or pampering session at an established spa or country club.

You can send a beautiful bouquet of roses and freesias that can be ordered here on our website. A bouquet like this can be sent to women or men.

If you want to be traditional then you always have the option of sending a special bunch of red roses. You could send a single red rose or a specific number such as 12. If you want to be a little creative you can send an amount that signifies how many years you’ve been together. Our favourite rose the deep dark red rose.

You may want to go out of your way and make it a day to remember for your partner. Start the day of with a surprise breakfast in bed with salmon and scrambled eggs, washed down with some sparking wine and decadent dark chocolates.

What are the Most Popular Flowers to Send on Valentines Day?

Valentines day is a huge occasion for the floristry business. It’s one of those annual occasions that guarantee a busy period to online flower delivery websites such as ours at

Most men that we know tend to be pretty predictable. Most men are going to send red roses. Either a single or a significant number of them in a bunch.

The tradition of sending flowers on valentines day has been going on for hundreds of years. It is a tradition that was introduced in Europe by Charles the 2nd.

Chocolates are also a favourite for men to send to their girlfriends or wives on this day of love.

So how can you be a little less unpredictable?

What other types of flowers can you send other than red roses? According to many authoritative sources, around 51% of men send red roses! With over 140 different varieties of rose theres plenty to choice from. Out favourite is the deepest darkest red rose.

Believe it or not, carnations are the 2nd favourite type of flower to send on the 14th of Feb. Rumour has it that carnations are better to send when a relationship is young or still in its infant stages. Again like roses there are many different colours to choose from and the other huge benefit of carnations is that they last a long time.

Another not so popular choices is the valentine lily. One such variety of lily that fits the emotions of valentines day is called “Casa Blanca”. White lilies are also one of the most fragrant varieties of lily.

If you’re looking to be really different and original then you can surprise your loved one with a bunch of lilies. These simple but overlooked flowers make a great alternative to roses. It should also be noted that red lilies are also known as a declaration of love according to the Victorian language of flowers.

There really is a lot more choice of flowers you can send on Valentines day. So why not be original and standout and send a bouquet of lilies, carnation or tulips.