Flowers

This Guy Bought His Girlfriend A 'Flower' Only To Find Out It Was Something Else Entirely

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There are so many varieties of flower out there, which can make the process of buying them incredibly difficult. One guy who liked the look of a purpl...

On The Verge Of Extinction

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Vibrant verges are an oasis of colour in an increasingly grey landscape and they can contribute to our health and wellbeing. For many of the 23 million people who commute to work by road the verge is their only daily contact with nature. The procession of colour from bluebells to betony through the year brightens our days, keep us in touch with the changing seasons and provide us with a real sense of place.

Spring Gardens To Visit Now!

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

Gardening is not for everyone. While there are millions of us who love to grub around at weekends, transplanting seedlings, weeding veg beds and pruning over-enthusiastic shrubs, there are millions more who look out of the window, shrug and return happily to the sofa.

13 Mother's Day Gift Ideas For The Wonder Woman In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (Sunday 26 March), it only seemed right to start scouring the web for gift inspiration. From stunning flowers (st...

Woman Learns The Hard Way Why You Shouldn't Take Selfies With Lilies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who wanted to show off her Valentine’s bouquet got a little more than she bargained for when the pollen rubbed off onto her face. Imgur us...

How Best To Look After Your Blooms This Valentine's Day

Michelle Buck | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Buck

Most people (46 per cent) expect their cut flowers to last less than a week, which is no surprise considering common mistakes include not changing the water in the vase, dumping the flowers in a vase without cutting the stems, and not using the flower food provided - all easy fixes to ensure your flowers stay looking fresh for longer.

Man Sends Ex-Wife Flowers On Day Divorce Is Finalised

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man sent his ex-wife a bunch of her favourite flowers on the day their divorce finalised. The man, called Jason, sent a bouquet to his wife of 19 ye...

Why Are Flowers and Fruit Banned From Some Hospital Wards? And What Get Well Gifts Are Welcome?

Anikka Burton | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anikka Burton

Flowers and baskets of fruit can also take up precious space around the patient. When undergoing treatment there is a lot of equipment around the bed, and if people are in for a while they have all their own bits & pieces too - everything in an already limited space. And having to ask visitors to take large items home each time they visit can also be a pain.

M&S And WH Smith Under Fire For 'Morally Wrong' Hospital Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

WH Smith and Marks & Spencer have been accused of taking advantage of sick patients and their loved ones by charging more for cards and flowers in hos...

Eats Shoots and Leaves

Linda Duffin | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

You'd have to be colour blind not to notice the current fashion for edible flowers and micro greens. They appear in almost every posh restaurant and glossy magazine photo-shoot. And they are very enticing: the bright colours of the flowers and the tiny, delicate but sometimes pungent shoots.

Beautiful Project Recycles Wedding Flowers Into Bouquets For Hospices

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weddings can be like black holes for your money. You spend a fortune on things that you use for one day then toss aside, namely the dress and the flow...

Lifehack: The Zero Maintenance Garden for Gardening Haters

Darcey Garland | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Darcey Garland

I need low maintenance, NO maintenance that will not drag mud inside and will only need half an hour per year of tending. And hey presto, if you're really keen on labour-saving gardens; I found just the thing.

Celebrate May Day, Revive the Ancient Tradition of Giving May Posies

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Bullivant

The first day of May, also known as May day, was once a great cause for celebration: people would gather to hale the onset of summer and celebrate the abundance of the growing time. A May Queen would be crowned, people would dance around a May Pole, wear White and decorate with all of the new spring flowers.

This Man's Random Act Of Kindness On The New York Subway Reduced A Woman To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Comedy

City-dwellers - especially New Yorkers - are not renowned for their selfless generosity. Which is why, perhaps, the person who uploaded this video ...

7 Top Tips To Make Your Bunch Of Flowers Last Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the age-old question everyone asks once they've got a beautiful bunch of them sitting on their windowsill... How do you make flowers last long...

Supermarkets Warned Not To Poison Shoppers With Daffodils

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK

Supermarkets have reportedly been asked to make sure daffodils are kept separate from fruit and vegetables in a bid to prevent customers mistakenly ea...

Give Me Flowers Now, Thank You

Sonja Lewis | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Flowers are one of the most straightforward ways of expressing appreciation, love, sorrow and grief. However, nowadays, for the latter occasion, many bereaved families, for one reason or another, request donations to a charity instead of flowers.

Bath Botanical - A Garden of Sensory Delights

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Negroni

Entering through the massive iron gates, I could smell "The Scented Walk" around the corner before I'd even passed the welcoming area of shrub roses that precedes it.

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Pictures Of The Glorious Gardens And Displays

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Yesterday saw the arrival of the bigwigs - the Queen and other celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Rowan Atkinson - today sees the Chelsea Fl...

A Letter of the Spirit: Using Art to Let Love and Peace Resound

Ana Tzarev | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Since 2012, I have committed to an ambitious, challenging, and incredibly rewarding endeavor, the crux of my career as an artist: I wish to fill all corners of the world with flowers, making a beautiful bouquet to be shared by every nation.

What Are Brits Spending The Most On This Valentine's Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Valentine's Day will see Britons flock to the shops to get their presents even to the very last minute. Britons are set to spend £68 million on F...

The Living Language of Flowers: Sunflowers

Ana Tzarev | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

International painter and sculptor Ana Tzarev presents a collection of posts delving into the cultural, social, and historical weight of flowers, the signature subject of her body of work.

Flowers as Art History's Messengers of Meaning

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Among nature's countless gifts are flowers: in the simple grace of their petals, countless souls have been moved to create. But flowers speak of far more than mere beauty. As the art of ages keenly illustrates, the universal language of flowers has long been used to communicate deeper messages, instantly and wordlessly.

The Power of Vulnerability

Emily Kasriel | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Emily Kasriel

This dynamic between the vulnerable and the powerful brings a relevancy to the image of the Datura and other flowers by the New York-based photographer Andrew Zuckerman. The juxtaposition of rigidity and rigour and a fragile, almost feminine form gives these images their distinctive beauty.

Love Alive in Art: How My Garden of Love Grows

Ana Tzarev | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my years as an artist, I have observed that nature is the finest craftsman. Her flowers shoot forth from soil and sway in the breeze effortlessly, the product of such intelligent design. How easily we take for granted the wonder of creation, the hidden systems that keep the world in motion!