The Americans call them Christmas flowers, botanists insist on Euphorbia pulcherrima - but as far as we're concerned variegated poinsettia will do nicely.As colourful as a carnival in Acapulco, they provide dazzling contrast to the traditional forest hues of most seasonal greenery. This is why our poinsettias are a ‘must-have’ for festive arrangements. And in case you're wondering, poinsettias are named after Joel Poinsett (1775-1851), the US ambassador to Mexico who introduced them to the USA.
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A glorious symbol of hope and positive thinking, our faux poppy arrangement is a wonderful tonic at any time of year. The French impressionist Monet thought so and painted dazzling fields of these lovely flowers like carpets of rubies fading into the...
Quintessentially English - that's how most people think of our lavender arrangement. But this plant, widely associated with Norfolk, originated around the Mediterranean and was probably brought here by the Romans. They used it for scenting soap and laundry....
Stunningly detailed and utterly realistic in every aspect from the deep red flowers with their delicate stamens to the multi-layered papery skinned bulbs, this red triple amaryllis will catch the eye wherever it is placed.