Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2018

Best ideas to spoil Mum for Mother’s Day

Whilst we obviously believe that flowers are the perfect gift for every occasion, we are happy to concede that there are other ways to impress your Mum this Mother’s Day. We have put together a little list of ideas, along with our picks for the best flowers to show Mum some love.

We are also so very excited to introduce our new partnership with MyBaker. This new service will allow you to purchase a freshly baked cake along with our flowers. In addition to cakes we are offering mini cakes and macaroons in a host of delicious flavours. The perfect touch for a birthday gift or a gesture of appreciation, we will even deliver to anywhere you need in London.

So here’s our best bets to impress your Mother, Grandmother, Aunt or just someone special this Mother’s Day.

Roses & A Beautiful Cake 

Talk about matches made in heaven! What could be better than a delicious piece of cake and fresh flowers?

There are some absolutely gorgeous roses in season at the moment, from beautiful blush pinks to sunny yellows and the perfect peachy apricots. At the moment our picks are the roses from the Avalanche family, you may have heard the names Avalanche, Sweet Avalanche, Candy Avalanche, and the list goes on! These roses have a beautiful, tight bud that blooms into a gorgeous, long lasting rose.

Pair these with a Vanilla and Raspberry cake from MyBaker and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. Shop here.

A Beautiful Spring Bouquet & Breakfast in Bed

Always a winner, make sure you’ve got a pot of freshly brewed coffee and these delicious pancakes to go with it – Bill Granger’s Ricotta Pancakes with Honeycomb butter.

Spring flowers make the perfect posy for your Mum’s bedside table and are guaranteed to bring some much needed sunshine to her bedroom!

Our picks for Spring would be a bouquet of hyacinths and tulips, with some lovely freesias and foliage to go with them. A lovely, joyous thank you for someone you treasure.

We love to celebrate the seasons at Kensingtonflowers, in particular the Spring flowers bring much joy for us! Tulips are in season from now until May so make the most of their season and the beautiful colours and varieties on offer. Tulips come in three different varieties, the single, double and parrot varieties.

The tulips currently in stock at Kensingtonflowers are supplied by British grower Smith and Munson from South Lincolnshire. They have been in the business since 1949, so you can be assured you are buying good quality blooms from a British grower.

Image from Smith & Munson

A Few More Gift Ideas…

A Vase Arrangement

We have a range of beautiful arrangements that would make the perfect present. We can do arrangements with a mix of colours, like the one below with pinks, yellows and whites.

Potted Spring Bulbs

Finally for the gift that will truly bring the outside in we have some lovely potted baskets with beautiful scented jasmine, hyacinths and narcissi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To order your bouquet for Mum this Mother’s Day view our range of bouquets and arrangements here.

If you would like something in particular please call the shop on 020 7225 3176.

A November Christening in London

Christening flowers

A November Christening in London

We were delighted when a client, Lucinda Aumonier, approached us to work with her. Lucinda was looking to create beautiful arrangements for the christening of her daughter, Rose.

Here is a selection of photos from the day. I hope you will enjoy them.

The christening was held in a marquee at her private home in London. Lucinda wished to use a stunning colour palette of soft pinks and greens for the arrangements. Inspired by her daughters name, we used a mix of predominately roses and spray roses with complimentary flowers and foliages.

Vintage-style white birdcages were used to create table centrepieces and for hanging installations within the marque.

For the hanging installations we filled the birdcages with gypsophila. Gypsophila symbolises innocence and everlasting love. We used lots of beautiful soft pink velvet ribbons to add softness to the arrangements. The birdcages were hanging in clusters, creating two focal points in the marquee. The end result looked super, as they unintentionally looked like hanging bells.

For the table centrepieces we filled the birdcages with a large church pillar candle circled with flowers. We wanted the arrangements to have a hand picked, English garden look. To achieve this we used Sweet avalanche roses, spray roses, astilbe, astrantia, gypsophila, fresh cut figs, rosemary, flowering eucalyptus and scenecio.  We chose to add rosemary as it lends a beautiful scent, as well as complimenting Rose’s name!

At Kensington Flowers we provide flowers for all occasions, from small and intimate parties at home to larger scale events. If you would like to meet with us to discuss an upcoming event, please give us a call at the shop. Click here for our contact details.

A New Year ahead…

New Year

Happy New year and all good wishes for what the year ahead may bring…

The sun is shining and spring cut flowers are in abundance,  beautiful scented narcissi, hyacinths, ranunculas, anemones and lilac, displaying cheerful promise for what lies ahead for 2017.

Pleased to say we  have had a good start, with many bouquet London flower deliveries. Lots of people sending ‘Thank you’ flowers  and many celebrating January birthdays. The favourite at the moment is our Seasonal hand tied bouquet and our planted baskets of spring bulbs.  Enquiries also already being made for wedding flowers, private dinner party flowers and London Design week which is taking place in March.  A good time to plan and book those special dates in the diary.  Not forgetting British flower week! The week long celebration of British flowers and foliages.

The beginning of March will see a big change for The New Covent Garden Flower Market, as it moves to new premises…sad to have to say good bye to the old market –  have lots of memories since my childhood, accompanying my father during school holidays and giving a helping hand, happy times!  I wish everyone the best of luck with move.

 

 

 

Planted baskets start from £20.00 -Look lovely sitting in a kitchen window..


Bouquets can be made to any budget, recommend a starting price from £ 45.00. Not many better ways than this, to make a special gift of thanks!


 

 

 

 

 

 

September Wedding

 

 

 

 

September wedding

Not long back to work after the summer holidays and we had our first wedding of the season  – A small family service at Christchurch, Kensington then to follow a celebratory reception at the Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge.

It was a fresh, all white floral theme celebrating the last days of summer with white hydrangeas, scented freesia, avalanche roses, spray roses and phlox throughout, from the church displays, the bridal flowers to the table arrangements for the wedding breakfast.

 

Welcome to our new website

 

 

Welcome

Hello and a warm welcome to the new Kensingtonflowers website!

We are so happy about the changes we’ve made and hope you enjoy browsing through our updated online shop.  We now offer more choices of bouquets, arrangements and plants to choose from – you can now even order flowers for a whole year, as a very special gift to a friend or loved one.  Here at the shop, we often get requests from clients who wish to send flowers on a regular basis, usually once a month,  and so we thought it made sense to have this service available to order on our website…Hope you like it!

You can now order from us whilst on the move too from your mobiles, pay by paypal, have direct links to our social media pages…making it even easier to get in touch with us. All very exciting!

  Calendar flowers – order flowers for a month, 3 months, 6 months or a year!

It is now just over a year since we’ve moved premises to our flower studio in Victoria Grove, and can’t believe how quickly the time has passed.  I hope you feel the spirit of the shop through our new website and I’ll endeavour to keep you updated with our news and activities on this blog.