Mothering Sunday is the feast of Mother church when traditionally servants were allowed home to celebrate Easter a few weeks early, because at Easter itself the servants would be working. On the way people would pick posies of flowers from the hedgerow to give their mothers when they arrived home for lunch after church. And so began the tradition of giving mother's day flowers. These days people often live far away from their mums, and it's illegal to pick wildflowers from the hedgerow, so we're here to help. Send real English country flowers, all grown in the UK for mother's day: we'll include a gorgeous mix of scented narcissi, iris, ranunculus, anemones, pussy willow and other seasonal goodies to make your Mothering Sunday flowers really special. Please order by 20th March if you can (though we will have a few spare bouquets so don't panic,) and we'll deliver your mother's flowers on Friday 24th March so that she can enjoy them all weekend.
And if you're going to be in the area, we have a little posy tying and garden floristry course on the morning of 25th March, so you and your Mum could come and learn to make a hand-tie bouquet each which you'll take home with you. It'll be a fun morning with a small group, lots of tea and coffee and delicious cake: a great introduction to garden floristry with lots of flowers to take home with you afterwards.