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Festive Flowers

Christmas is fast approaching so this is your last week to order your festive flowers and arrangements from us. We'll be taking orders up until 22nd with last collection being in the morning of 24th December. Amaryllis and berries paired with eucalyptus, pine and pussy willow is the classic look this season. Mixed foliage mantle and table arrangements are very popular but we cater for all tastes and budgets.

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Christmas Wreaths

It's that time of year again and we are now taking orders for Christmas wreaths here at Birksen. You can order online or come into the shop and choose from the vast selection of designs and sizes on offer.   Did you know the wreath is an invitation to the spirit of Christmas to enter the home and bring good luck, suggesting also that the Christmas spirit dwells within?  No, neither did we!  You can read more about the history of the wreath in this interesting article published in The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/25/nyregion/wreaths-carry-many-meanings-and-messages-into-christmas.html.  

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Ranunculus

We are very happy that ranunculus are back in season!   Ranunculus is a genus of about 500 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. Members of the genus include the buttercups, spearworts and water crowfoots. The name ranunculus is a combination of two Latin words, rana meaning frog and unculus meaning little. Legend has it, ranunculus flowers acquired this name because they grew along streams and were as plentiful as frogs in the spring. The ranunculus flower is meant to symbolise charm and attractiveness across cultures and generations. In the Victorian language of flowers, the ranunculus flower tells the recipient your think they are charming and attractive.  A perfect choice for that special someone!

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