Think Floral This Mother’s Day

Tuesday 15th March 2022

If you’re searching for the perfect present for the most important woman in your life this Mother’s Day, we reckon you can never go wrong with a bunch of beautiful blooms. We’ve scoured our network for the best places to buy exquisite bouquets. As well as offering a great selection of seasonal products online, they’ll also all deliver straight to your mum’s doorstep.

Read on for our round up of independent florists and then head to the bottom of the page for some handy hints on how to make your Mother’s Day flowers last for as long as possible.

Northern Flower, Manchester

Location: 58 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LG

If your mum is based in Manchester, this local florist is a brilliant option. Northern Flower has a shop in the trendy Northern Quarter, but they also offer a huge range of hand-tied flowers on their website. You can select a seasonal bouquet in your mum’s favourite colour from their pre-tied options or get in touch with their talented florists to create something entirely bespoke. The shop specialises in weird and wonderful blooms, although you’ll also spot plenty of traditional varieties.

Want something that’s a little longer lasting? Take a look at the florist’s pretty house plants that come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Northern Flower make direct deliveries around Manchester in their own van. You can choose your preferred delivery day and even nab next day delivery if you order before 1pm.

Daisy Chain, Leeds

Location: Design Studio, Shop 58, Street Lane, Leeds LS8 2DQ

This charmingly named florist is situated on the outskirts of Leeds, near Roundhay Park, and has been fulfilling the city’s floral needs since 1984. Can’t make it to the shop in person to order your Mother’s Day flowers? They have plenty of pretty petals to purchase online.

Daisy Chain is known for its unique arrangements which go far beyond your classic bunch of flowers. Why not gift your mum a gorgeous wreath crafted out of seasonal spring blossoms? There are also themed options, from mini herb gardens to budding spring bulbs.

You can even add a surprise to your floral gift, whether that’s a bottle of fizz or a scented candle. Daisy Chain offers both local and national delivery, or you can opt to Click and Collect for free if you live nearby and want to gift your bouquet in person.

Plantology, Sheffield

Location: 70 Division St, Sheffield S1 4GF or Upper Arcade, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield S9 1EP

Plantology’s bouquets really are like works of art, making them an ideal florist to have on your radar this Mother’s Day. The Sheffield-based business prides itself on its magical floral creations that make the most of whichever blooms are in season.

Browse their brilliant online range to find both big and bold bouquets and small yet sweet posies. Plantology additionally stock a wonderful selection of dried flowers – from aromatic lavender to vibrant pink helichrysums – if you want your gift to last for months and years to come. 

It’s worth nothing that Plantology create made-to-order arrangements and only deliver to the Sheffield area. They also sell plenty of other gifts sourced from local partner companies. This includes handcrafted candles from the Kelham Candle Co. and tasty chocolates from Sorrel’s Cocoa Bakery.

Narcissus, Edinburgh 

Location: 87 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ

When it comes to independent florists in Edinburgh, few places rival Narcissus Flowers. They’ve been creating elegant bouquets in the city since 1997 and sell the majority of them on their online store.

Browse Narcissus’s spring bouquets for something uniquely seasonal or shop their signature options for bonnie bunches featuring native Scottish blooms. Want to level up your present? Add on a decadent chocolate gift at the checkout.

Looking for a gift that’ll keep on giving? Narcissus run a fantastic Flower School for those keen to learn the craft of floral arranging for themselves. You could also purchase one of their Flower Club subscriptions that could see stunning, hand-tied flowers arriving on your mum’s doorstep every single month for up to a year.

Tips on caring for your blooms

Expecting to receive some flowers this Mother’s Day? Or maybe you want the recipient of a beautiful bunch to enjoy theirs for more than just a few days? Here’s how to make sure your flowers stay fresh and fragrant:

  1. Always ask for flowers that are yet to bloom. These will last much longer than those with buds that have already started to open.
  2. Go for seasonal flowers if possible. They’ll likely be a higher quality, more affordable and have travelled a shorter distance to reach your florist.
  3. Cut one or two inches off the stems of each flower before you arrange them. Snip them at a slight angle to allow them to easily absorb water once placed in a vase.
  4. Remove any foliage that sits below the water line of your vase. Not only will it look neater, but it’ll also stop the leaves from rotting and adding unnecessary bacteria to the water.
  5. Maximising the lifetime of flowers is all about watering and feeding correctly. Regularly change the water every few days and stir in a little plant feed before popping your bouquet back in your vase.
  6. Use room temperature water, not cold water. This will be less of a shock for your flowers and allow them to adapt to their new home more efficiently.

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