Spring bulbs are the perfect antidote during these short winter days to add a splash of colour and gorgeous scent to your home. We have lots to choose from in the shop including narcissus and hyacinths (pictured above). Place your hyacinth bulbs in a cool location away from heating, ideally in bright, indirect sunlight. Exposure to heat will shorten the plant's life. Water every 2 to 3 days and do not allow the soil to dry out completely. How simple is that!
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.
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.