the mother’s day gifts that keep on giving

Thinking of some beautiful flowers for mum on Sunday? Have we got blooms for you...

Why not give her some fabulous flowers that will last longer than a week, or a pretty pot plant that never needs watering?

While the very idea may be an anathema to some, faux foliage has come along way from the dusty plastic petals that many remember. The current, ahem, crop are hard to tell from the real thing and are a long lasting and low maintenance option for those who don’t have green fingers – or who love the look of fresh flowers all year round but lack the Elton-style budget for a weekly delivery.

classic cuttings

Neptune’s life- like stems create pretty pockets of greenery and soft colour in-line with the seasons and what would naturally be growing in nearby gardens, fields and meadows. This season, its new additions beautifully capture the character of a classic British hedgerow.

Corinium jugs from £11, Castleford Small Bottle £32, Castleford Bud Bottle £24, Delphinium Stem White £14, Peony Bundle £43, Rowan, Blossom Stem £13, Sea Arrowgrass Stem £14, Lady Fern Green £12, all Neptune.

From blowsy Peonies and architectural artichokes to the delicate Lady Fern and towering spires of Delphinium, gather different stems together to build arrangements that looks like you’ve picked them by hand and brought them home from a countryside stroll.

Peony bundle £43, Neptune.

EFFORTLESSLY ELEGANT

New in at online interiors store, Lillian Daph is the Abigail Ahern faux botanical collection. Filled with creeping grasses, unfurling ferns and meadow flowers, there’s much to choose to make a fitting bouquet that can be restyled or re-arranged over and over again.

Trailing eucalyptus faux stem, £12, Abigail Ahern at LillianDaph.co.uk.

As well as simple stems that are beautiful enough to make a stand alone style statement.

Made with fabric and wire, they could convince even the most dedicated of horticulturalists.

Cream Scabious faux stem, £13.50, Abigail Ahern at LillianDaph.co.uk

FABULOUS FOLIAGE

If watering the plants is not top of your mother’s agenda, head to Audenza for one of its faux botanicals. This gorgeous faux potted trailing string of pearls looks great all year round without the hassle of maintenance.

Faux potted Trailing string of pearls, £35, Audenza.

Or this fabulous faux monstera potted plant will add an indoor jungle vibe, with no TLC required.

Faux Monstera Potted Plant, H112cm, £68, Audenza.

 

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