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  • 10 Autumn Facts from Appleyard London

    With Autumn fast approaching, we have picked out 10 fascinating facts. Take a read and enjoy!

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  • Notting Hill Carnival: 1959 - Present

    Following this weekends Notting Hill Carnival, we wanted to appreciate the Carnival in its earliest form, looking at how it has developed into today’s world renowned event.

    But where did it all begin and why?

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  • Caribbean Flowers: Our Top 10 Picks | Appleyard Blog

    With the British ‘Summer’ coming to an end, many of us are considering that last minute get away to a dream destination. How about the Caribbean? In countries like Barbados, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, natural flowers and Country Parks boast some of the most tropical and exotic flowers. We have picked out 10 Caribbean flowers for you to read about and possibly discover?

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  • Appleyard: Little Something Extra

    Appleyard are delighted to announce the arrival of our scented candle gift range! Customers can now add on an indulging gift onto their luxury bouquet, creating their very own deluxe gift set. Our 3 “Give back to Nature” options include, “Wildflower”, “Sweet Pea” and “Forget Me Not”, each radiating their own sublime smell that can really add depth to your room.

    Each fragranced candle comes with accompanying seeds, allowing you to grow luxury flowers in your very own garden. When opening the patio doors, you can be greeted by the fresh aroma of either a fragrant “Sweet Pea”, a “Natural Wildflower” perfume or a smell you can “Forget Me Not”. Our scented candle packs allow you to grow the scent of the candles in your own garden, giving you fresh smells both in and outside the house.

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  • 10 Interesting Flower Facts

    Flowers have captured human imagination for centuries, even millennia. From the origins of flower arranging in ancient Egypt, to medicinal uses in ancient China and prosperity in Victorian England, flowers have been a huge part of human life. Today we mainly use and cultivate flowers for decorative use, however there is still a lot we don't know about the 250,000 to 400,000 species of flowering plants in the world. Here are 10 of the most interesting flower facts you may not have known...

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  • History & Meaning Of Orchids

    At Appleyard, we think it's pretty safe to say that there is no other flower as widely coveted as the orchid. With their enchanting stems, incredible colour and sumptuous scents, it's easy to see why they are one of our most popular flowers.

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  • 7 Tips To Extend The Life Of Cut Flowers

    There are very few things that can easily and effectively brighten a room like a fresh bunch of freshly cut flowers. Not only do they look and smell sublime, but your choice and colours of your cut flowers can really add depth to your room.

    Whether you've got a gorgeous bouquet of roses on show from your significant other, a summer flowers bouquet of potent lavender, or a thoughtful bouquet of birthday flowers from your 'bestie', you want to get the most out of your cut flowers to keep them lasting longer and looking like they were freshly picked yesterday.

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  • RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2014

    Based in Cheshire, Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historical estates. With over 50 acres of landscaped gardens and 1000 acres of deer park it is the idyllic setting for one of, if not, the best RHS annual flower show. This year, Appleyard London were invited down for the exclusive Members Day at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.

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  • A New Floral Trend: The Beard Garden

    You may be thinking – what on earth is this about, what a bizarre subject title ‘ The Beard Garden’, but believe it or not this really is a floral trend that has taken off this year.

    Men are adorning themselves in flowers, or their beards shall we say, whereby intricate and colourful flowers are woven into the beard making a very pretty – but perhaps a little unusual fashion statement.

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  • The Best of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

    Hampton Court palace Flower Show devoted 6 whole days to all things horticulture. Appleyard London were privileged to attend this fabulous flower festival on Saturday 12th July 2014, with glorious summer sunshine all day long it was the perfect day to spend outside enjoying the scenery of the palace whilst gazing at gorgeous floral arrangements.

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