With Mother’s Day coming up in just under a month, I thought it would be a good time to blog about the fantastic range of Mother’s Day flowers available and Marks and Spencer. I love to send my Mum flowers on Mother’s Day, as I know how much she enjoys receiving flowers, and how little she buys them for herself. Flowers are seen as a luxury, a treat, in my Mum’s eyes, and so I love surprising her with a bouquet at special times of the year, such as Mother’s Day.
Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to join Marks and Spencer, and their in house product developer/flower expert – Simon Richards. Simon shared his expert knowledge on creating beautiful arrangements of flowers for the home, from choosing the perfect vase, to cutting the stems, and from wrapping bouquets in tissue paper to gift, to how often to change the water in a vase. Alongside this, Simon also gave us his expertise on working for M&S and how they try to source as many of their flowers, from English producers, as possible. It was fantastic to hear his knowledge and learn from a master.
In addition, Rona Wheeldon, a flower blogger, also joined Simon in educating us around all things floristry. We came away from the evening, with not only a beautiful set of bouquets to decorate our home, but tips and tricks that we will go on to remember next time we purchase a bouquet of blooms. And you can find similar tips on the M&S website with their flower arrangement hub.
To take Mother’s Day gifting up a notch, Marks and Spencer also sell a range of homewares, chocolates and fizz to accompany your flowers. In fact, the bouquet of narcissi (or mini daffodils as I know them), featured in this post, come with a white jug included in their price of £35. This makes a lovely gift, however I personally prefer this green glass apothecarey vase, which you can pick up for just £9.50. This would make a lovely vase for a bunch of peonies – everyone’s favourite!
Equally, I also love this gorgeous turquoise blue jug vase, featured at the end of this post. Again, priced at just £9.50, it would make a lovely gift and goes perfectly with a bunch of wild flowers like this Spring Bouquet for £35.
Do you buy flowers for Mother’s Day? Have you bought flowers from M&S before? What will you be treating your Mum to this year?