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Ladies-what are your favourite flowers? advice needed

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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
Need to buy some flowers for sister in law as a thank you-neither myself nor mrs barky are really flower type people so whats good to get?

Roses? too cheesy? I really havent a clue!
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
im not a flower person either nice to get them but i never know what i get as i dont know what their called all i know is roses lol
#2
Roses, freesias, carnations...not a fan of lilies. :)
#3
lilys...... although my mum hates them when I have some, she says thay are funeral flowers
#4
I love gerbras, specifically red with a yellow centre (my wedding flowers!)
#5
bitseylango
lilys...... although my mum hates them when I have some, she says thay are funeral flowers

mmm,I think quite a lot of people link lilies with death dont they?
#6
bitseylango
lilys...... although my mum hates them when I have some, she says thay are funeral flowers


ah thats the other i know, i know that so not to send to anyone incase offence is taken
#7
definatley NOT lillies! funeral flowers and the pollen stains. oh and because im allergic to them
#8
def carnations and roses :)
1 Like #9
I prefer getting a real nice plant now when sending something - its something that will last and you can get some gorgeous ones.

Flowers - hate carnations and daisies. But when you receive a bouquet it really is the thought that counts!! Its so lovely to receive something like this as just shows that person appreciates you
#10
my mum said tulips :|
1 Like #11
I love lillies - love the strong scent and yes they are used at funerals - but also at weddings too!
#12
farhadmaster
my mum said tulips :|


Unfortunately they wither/die so quickly

Edited By: bossyboots on Nov 10, 2010 20:14
1 Like #13
get her a classic selection from the petrol garage :p
1 Like #14
numptyj
get her a classic selection from the petrol garage :p


mmm-a man after my own heart!
#15
bossyboots
I love lillies - love the strong scent and yes they are used at funerals - but also at weddings too!


ah i love lillies but never send as im afraid they would offend
#16
I like roses , also lilys but as other people have suggested a lot of people dont like lilys , i would go with a nice selection of various colourful ones to be safe tbh
#17
I think a nice selection would be a good choice.Bit of everything in them usually roses lilys carnations.Can't go wrong with that.
#18
just get her one massive assorted bouquet
#19
Cala lillies are beautiful, my absolute favourite, I had them for my wedding
#20
Gerbas, colourful & longlasting,

Tulips are pretty and tend to cheer you up

My nan hated lillies, i dont like the smell of them plus the yellow/brown bud bits get everywhere and stain

Roses die quickly, and tend to look tatty in general

Carnations i find are too cheap looking

why not ask the florist to put a few diferent flowers in?

Edited By: skellysgirl on Nov 10, 2010 20:46
1 Like #21
thanks for all suggestions
#22
I don't know if you can get at this time of year but i bought the wifey a huge bunch of sunflowers a couple of months back and they were beautiful.
#23
Sadly there are very few flowers that have any scent anymore. Recently bought myself small buch of fresias, no smell unless you had your nose in them. Only a few years ago a small bunch would scent a whole room.

So now we buy purely for the visual efffect because there is no longer any fragrance to fresh flowers.

I hate carnations but love lillies.

At the end of the day, if anyone SURPRISED me, even with a bunch of weeds then I would love it.

So, is that what matters, the unexpected gift ?
#24
Birds of paradise are my faves :)
#25
I think M & S do lovely arrangements.
Go in there and choose some that YOU like to give her.
#26
Go to your local florist and ask her to make up a bouquet - state what you want to spend - in your sis in law's favourite colour.

If they are any good, they will use the best freshest flowers and foliage - the actual varieties of flowers aren't very important, but chrysants are good at this time of year and last for ages.
#27
At the risk of outcry and dissing the 'local' retailer which is not my intention
I would get a nice mixed bunch from a supermarket - In my experience they last longer that the florists as the turnover is faster - I think they all have a guaranteed lastability date and there is a good selection. Even reduced ones from waitrose garage when they go down to 10p a bunch last ages.
My ex used to buy me roses from the florist but they go over sooooo quickly and are hugely expensive -however that was a long time ago as no one buys me anything anymore :"(

Edited By: Aquatic on Nov 11, 2010 08:39

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