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February Birth Flower

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February Birth Flower

At the centre of a crime, an unlikely suspect; the birth flower of February. Near to our home in Devon were once many acres of land devoted to growing tiny violets, loved by Edwardians and a favourite of Queen Mary. Business thrived and bunch upon bunch of sweetly scented violets were loaded onto the flower train in Dawlish bound for London. So popular was the scent, in 1910 Devonshire Violets Perfume was created by Young's of Torquay and sold in Boots, labeled "the sweetest perfume I have ever used".  Then the war came and there was less call for flowers and...

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Lockdown British Grown Flowers

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Lockdown British Grown Flowers

We're supporting local flower growers! Find out more about our new British Grown Letterbox Flowers.

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Lark Rising - Larkspur in July

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Lark Rising - Larkspur in July

Larkspur. My favourite flower I've grown this year. Feathery green leaves and dusty purple petals. This is a special flower. Special to me because it's one of the first flowers grown successfully on our small patch of land. But apart from that, this flower is steeped in history and intrigue. Greek Mythology tells of the first Larkspur flower growing from the blood of Ajax at the Battle of Troy, while in other parts of the world, the plant was used to deter unwanted visitors from ghosts to witches and scorpions.  As for the name, it is thought to come from...

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