26th of November is a special day in Your London Florist Calendar – it’s our birthday!
We’ve been growing our florists for 3 years now, importing them from all over the UK and Europe. We need to feed and water them regularly, providing a lot of natural light, tea, coffee and biscuits. In our shop you can find the following varieties all year round!
The Karen Celosia – a most eye-catching and tender annual!
Having been cultivated in London since the 20th century, Celosias Karenas are native to the tropical and subtropical Hendon, and are considered to be weeds in their native habitat.
Celosia range in size and we found one that is more than six feet tall in our Karen! There are three types of Celosia being easily distinguishable from one another: plumes (travelers), crests (chocolate fanatics), or spikes (protectors of cleanliness).
The main season is April to October, but a workaholic, Karen doesn’t pay attention to the seasons, and works all year round to ensure we remain organized and efficient!
Karen Celosia needs regular watering and a constant supply of chocolate. She travels well, and regularly during wet periods, so is a very hardy and powerful plant. She doesn’t do particularly well in a messy environment, and has been known to metamorphosis into a Venus fly trap when there the place isn’t spotless and clean.
Jackie Helianthus. The Greek word “helios” means sun and “anthos” means flower. Our lovely Jackie is aptly named after the sun which she resembles!
She is the large flower head of her family, a central part of her life, made up of thousands of tiny florets, or children as they are commonly known. Her petals are typically bright yellow, although some varieties are orange or red, which is reflective of Jackie’s warm and caring personality.
Jackie Helianthus originated in the Americas, where Native Americans grew it for years as a source of food. Jackie is now the source of our food, as our master baker and chef, she is the florist version of a culinary delight!
Jackie Helianthus thrives in large clusters, affording protection from the wind and helping support each other, like our florist family.
Sunflowers are generally hardy plants and can withstand short dry or wet spells, exemplified by being our regular shop feature Jackie joined us right out of florist school, our longest serving florist.
The Louise Amaryllis is the longest-lasting winter cut flower on the market, giving it huge appeal in British households and customers. Cheeky and smart, she is also known by her more common name ‘the naked lady’!
With large, brown, rounded eyes, Amaryllis Louis has had a moderately fast rate of growth, especially in the last year as she gave birth to her beautiful little girl Rosy. A vibrant florist, the name given to the many varieties of Amaryllis reflect her vibrant, bold qualities; Ferrari, Liberty, Showmaster, and Nymph, for example 😉
Amaryllis is in high demand all over the world. As such, it can be an expensive flower to buy, whether in bulb or cut form. For us she is priceless!
Our Louise Amaryllis is planted up to its neck with care taken not to damage her chatty happy face!
Clematis Maria Is a herbaceous species prefer full sun, from her native Greece, and like most climbers and shrub species will thrive in full sun or partial shade, smothering people with her charisma!
Did you know that clematis flowers twice a year: spring-blooming clematis flower on side shoots of the previous year’s stems, summer/fall blooming clematis bloom only on the ends of new stems. As Clematis Maria flowers all year round with her big and beautiful smile!
Native Americans used very small amounts of clematis as an effective treatment for migraine headaches and nervous disorders. The extracts of these plants also possess wound healing. We overdose on Maria to ensure we don’t suffer from any of these ailments!
Native chiefly to northern temperate regions, Maria is at home in edgy North London!
Arune Eucalyptus – Also known is Classical Greek as kalyptos = covered (from the covering of the buds) – and inside our Arune is a woman with an incredible passion for flowers, people and ally things fragile and beautiful.
Size of eucalyptus depends on the species. Eucalyptus tree can reach 33 to 200 feet in height. There is no limit to Arune’s passion for flowers! Her love is sky high!
Leaves of eucalyptus are rich in oil that is used to alleviate symptoms of sore throat. Sore throat or not, Arune just loves to talk!
Most species of eucalyptus shed their bark once per year. Bark can be removed in long ribbons, spongy pieces, furrowed and rough pieces or small flakes. You can get very creative with them, and our Arune is infamous for her sense of creativity.
Ranunculus flowers are popular as wedding flowers, as they are inexpensive, showy, and long lasting as cut flowers… all reasons why Migle makes a perfect wife!
If flowering bulbs are one of nature’s mysteries, watching the claw-like tuber of a ranunculus produce three dozen rosette-shaped flowers must be one of nature’s miracles. For sheer petal count, it’s hard to top the ranunculus. We could just as easily be talking about Migle. A miracle working florist, delicate and tempting, she bleeds and breathes flowers.
Pronounced ran-UN-kew-lus. The Latin name ranunculus means “little frog”. Migle hops about London, bringing florist love any time any place anywhere, whilst ensuring she is always close to water so she can keep her flower family alive!
They come in an array of colours including yellow, white, red, pink, orange, and and copper, with dark or yellow centres. Of course I’m talking about the haribo sweets that are migle’s life blood. Without them she would not survive.
This flower is a member of the Ranunculaceae family, which is also the family of the buttercup. Our Lithuanian Buttercup, Migle is colorful, pretty and will light up your face!
Martin is our very own Florist Father Christmas, delivering happiness and joy into people’s houses! As our responsible, organized and passionate delivery man, Martin represents all of our flower combinations – delicate, bright, attentive, genuine and a bundle of warmth, he is available for any occasion.
A big Thank you to Eva Grin Photography for making us look so pretty!