Thinking of ordering a Valentine flower delivery in Liss and the surrounding villages. What’s involved?

Red rose head

 

Want to organise a flower delivery in Liss or one of the surrounding villages this Valentine’s Day? Well here’s a reminder. This year Valentine’s Day is on Monday 14th February and up and down the Land orders are being taken now!

 

Fresh spring flower filled Valentines Heart box flower delivery in Liss

1. For flower delivery in Liss, Hampshire order locally.

If cupid has drawn his bow and given you a nudge this Valentines to buy flowers why not think Local. This year as Valentines Day is on a Monday, chances are that your valentine may well be working from home. And a local delivery is just what you need. So how about this year ditching the big-boy massed produced chains and supermarkets? Instead, support a local florist to create something a little more bespoke for your loved one! And speaking for myself, although I am based in Hampshire I also hop over the two county borders and deliver flowers in West Sussex and in Surrey.

 

classic dozen Red Roses for flower delivery in Liss, mixed foliage bouquet

2. Red Roses.

Red roses of course have long been a classic choice for Valentines. From a single red rose through to the classic dozen and of course beyond. However, roses don’t need to be the only flower to opt for to show your love. You may also be interested to know where they will be coming from and how they have been grown. Provenance isn’t just for food!

As we are in the northern hemisphere, the natural rose season for us is the summer. And so now, here’s the thing to juggle the natural season. It’s about meeting our UK out-of-season demand for roses on this mid-winters Valentine celebration. Flower wholesalers and florists rely on growers to mass produce eye-watering quantities of roses. This of course is all for a globally recognised saints day. Roses either have to be hot-house grown in Europe, or grown in hotter climes like Africa and South America. A February rose journey can start being internationally grown and freight transported before becoming a local flower delivery in Liss and the local villages.

 

 

Gift-wrapped spring vase for delivery in Liss bouquet for flower deliveries in Liss

3. Seasonal spring flower alternatives

However, you may prefer to send your beloved flowers this Valentines day that are seasonal and locally grown. This might be either here in the UK or in Europe [and in the bigger picture internationally, we have to count Europe here as local]. To work toward this option we as florists and flower wholesalers turn to the flower farmers for spring flowers.

The commercial season has always been one step ahead of our garden blooms. So in order to align ourselves for a seasonal selection in February we have to have a little mind shift. Of course we can still opt and celebrate with RED, the classic colour of love. But how about thinking tulips, freesia, ranunculus, anemones, hellebores and even amaryllis? Considering throwing out convention this year and opting for non-red flowers? You can also add gorgeous pinks, blues, yellow, white and beautiful peachy tones into the list with hyacinths, narcissi, daffodils, pussy willow and cat-kins.

 

White, lilac and purple coloured English grown tulips

 

4. Flower costs this year

Flower prices are always at a premium for a peak-period like Christmas, Valentines and Mothers day. Generally speaking this is basically due to simple supply and demand. Nothing more and nothing less. This year is exactly the same though I’ll give you a heads up. Like everything all-around us, flowers too have gone up in the past year. We have found that the cost of flowers last year jumped up, and up and then up some more and they haven’t [and doubtfully will] come back down. Our old friends Brexit and covid and the two main reasons. So expect something beautiful from your locally delivered flowers in Liss and the surrounding villages but also expect the premium peak-period price tag.

 

champagne and flowers

5. Easy Valentine flower ordering for flower delivery in Liss, Hampshire

Ordering is easy this year. You can email me for more information or go straight to my on-line flower shop and order there. Just follow the link https://www.louiseaveryflowers.com/hampshire-on-line-flower-shop/ and you will be able to book your valentine floral gift there…….job done!

Hampshire florist logo

So whatever flowers your choose to send to your Valentine this February 14th make sure you book in good time to help your florist who’s organising such a busy day and also to avoid disappointment. Also remember local deliveries and locally grown flowers if possible too!

If you’ve enjoyed reading this blog, you might also be interested in further reading. Why not try seasonal spring wedding flower ideas at https://www.louiseaveryflowers.com/hampshire-wedding-florist-10-seasonal-flowers-to-have-for-your-springtime-wedding-in-april/