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Old Jan 24th 2006, 2:02 am
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Hello, I've been living in the US six years now and have only just found this site. I just wish I'd found you all years ago!

Anyway, most things I have figured out but some problems remain. I wondered if anyone could recommend;
1. a good value florist in the UK, preferably in the midlands, who I can deal with over the internet,
2. a good place to buy tasteful English birthday cards, Mothers Day cards and so on, online. (I'm just sick of yuckky Hallmark verses!)

Thanks in advance for your help.
John
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 2:12 am
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Hello John
Sorry I can't help with any of your questions, but welcome to the site from a fellow mid-western import.
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 2:19 am
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Welcome to the madhouse. I would suggest 'Interflora' for the flowers, they have an internet sight at www.interflora.co.uk
Birhtday cards can also be done over the internet try www.remind4u.com
also www.greetingcards-online.co.uk
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by tony126
Welcome to the madhouse. I would suggest 'Interflora' for the flowers, they have an internet sight at www.interflora.co.uk
Birhtday cards can also be done over the internet try www.remind4u.com
also www.greetingcards-online.co.uk
Look up a florist near to where they live then call them and place your order
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by lolly
Look up a florist near to where they live then call them and place your order

I use Marks and Spencers.
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Try bunches.co.uk
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 3:47 pm
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http://www.flyingflowers.com I've been using them for years to send flowers to family back in the uk. They are cheap, prices quoted include delivery and their flower arrangements are always fresh.

Originally Posted by missingBerks
Hello, I've been living in the US six years now and have only just found this site. I just wish I'd found you all years ago!

Anyway, most things I have figured out but some problems remain. I wondered if anyone could recommend;
1. a good value florist in the UK, preferably in the midlands, who I can deal with over the internet,
2. a good place to buy tasteful English birthday cards, Mothers Day cards and so on, online. (I'm just sick of yuckky Hallmark verses!)

Thanks in advance for your help.
John
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 4:40 pm
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Hi again and thanks for all your tips. You've given me some good options for flowers and I'll be looking in to them.

For cards I really want to buy British cards here and write them myself. (Mum complains if someone else writes hers for me!). Anyway, I did find this site: www.britishgreetingscards.com that has a small range of Mother's Day cards. Anyone know them?
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tony126
Welcome to the madhouse. I would suggest 'Interflora' for the flowers, they have an internet sight at www.interflora.co.uk
Birhtday cards can also be done over the internet try www.remind4u.com
also www.greetingcards-online.co.uk
Just phone a local florist near the person you want to send flowers to - using interflora brings middlemen charges. I did this once myself.
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by ukemigrant
Just phone a local florist near the person you want to send flowers to - using interflora brings middlemen charges. I did this once myself.
Yea, I have done that too, it worked well and a bit cheaper. Also you get to talk about what exactly you want.
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John Lewis do lovely flowers and always deliver on time. So do Next, strangely enough.
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Old Jan 24th 2006, 8:25 pm
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tesco's do it too, at least they did last year.... i sent some really nice flowers through them and it worked out very well.
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