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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  

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Welcome to our new blog!  Here, we'll be featuring new products arriving in the shop, some tips on how to care for our houseplants and showcasing seasonal flowers.   This week, we kick of with our latest arrival in the shop - the Christmas Nisse.  Here is a little folklore info about these creatures: In Scandinavian folklore, a "household spirit" responsible for the care and prosperity of a farm. A nisse was usually described as a short man (under four feet tall) wearing a red cap with a tassel. While belief in guardian spirits is a very old tradition in Scandinavia, belief in nisser was prominent in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Denmark, southern Norway and southern Sweden. Many...

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