Valentines Day

In case it has escaped you the 14th February is this week.  For my wife and I married 34 years this year we tire with the extortionate prices that you can pay for that Valentine gift or meal out.  Red roses are triple the price of last week and do not last and chocolates are bad for you! We will probably get an M&S Valentine meal deal! Sit and home and chat!

So why not get him/her something more permanent like a plant? A rose plant might be the obvious or what about a plant with heart shaped leaves such as Brunnera, bold effective groundcover that survives dry shade and does not require much in the way of cultivation.




Above: Brunnera macrophylla “Jack Frost” Photo: Andrew Babicz

Different plants say different things and whilst roses might be the flower of love:-

The language of flowers:-

Anemone – I expect you

Arum lily – Burning love

Bluebell  – Our love will last

Camellia –  I am longing for you

Carnation (white) –  Always remembering

Carnation (red) –  I carry a torch for you

Carnation (striped) – Wish I were with you

Carnation (yellow) – You have disappointed me

Daffodil – The sun always shines when I am with you

Dahlia –  You are indifferent

Foxglove – I cannot trust you

Heather –  Good luck

Honeysuckle – Devotion

Hyacinth –  Please forgive me

Lily of the valley – You are sweet and pure

Love-in-a-mist – Do you love me?

Magnolia – Have courage

Marguerite – I live in hope

Narcissus – You are selfish

Orchid – You have cast a spell over me

Passion flower – Trust

Peony – Bashfulness

Pinks – You are bold

Poppy – Please wait

Primrose –  I might love you

Rose (red)-  I love you

Rose (pink) – Please believe me

Rose (white) – You are divine

Rose (yellow)  -Come back soon

Stock – Lasting beauty

Sweet pea – Gratitude

Viola – Let’s take a chance on happiness

Wallflower – Constancy


A freebie!

A freebie you can’t afford to miss is from the RHS. Free entry to any of its gardens if you were married on 12th, 13th, or 14th Feb! Just take along your marriage certificate to get in. You will aso be entered into a competition to win a years subscription to the RHS!

Whatever you choose remember to choose wisely:-

“Hey, Baby, check out the compost bin I bought you!” just doesn’t have that sexy edge!


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Andrew Babicz Dip Hort (Edin)

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1 Response to Valentines Day

  1. Louisa West says:

    Hello Andrew Thank you for this idea and we hope you both also enjoy your Valetine celebrations. Louisa West (niece of Bob Roseberry) and Chris Mason

    Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2014 11:36:42 +0000 To:

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