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National Trust – Preserving Britains Beauty

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, more commonly known simply as The National Trust. Protects some of the most important spaces and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, it does not operate in Scotland as the country has its own independent National Trust for Scotland.
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Ladies and Gentlemen .. the Anthurium!

Summer is around the corner and what better way to kick start the season and attract some attention, than with a taste of the tropics in your own living room! The Anthurium is an exotic-looking plant known for its floral spikes and open, heart shaped face. Often called the tailflower or flamingo flower, an Anthurium has a romantic attraction which means its the perfect gift for your friends, family and loved ones
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How To Find Lasting Love

Finding lasting love is one of the most basic things a human being needs. But, this does not come easy and naturally as many people tend to think. Being in a loving relationship can greatly enhance the quality of your life; people in loving relationships experience greater mental well-being and they are also balanced emotionally. They also enjoy good physical health and happier lives.There is no need to despair even where one has experienced failed relationships in the past. There is a way out for you. Dating All relationships start with dating. When you begin dating, do not start with some predetermined expectations about how your date should look, behave and even how the relationship should progress. Having these expectations, which may be unrealistic, can make your prospective partner seem inadequate.To start with, you must distinguish between what you want and what you need. Wants are always negotiable whereas needs are not. Certain traits you would like to see in a partner may se
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How to Keep Fresh Flowers Alive Longer

It is possible to lengthen the lifespan of your fresh flowers. This will not require you to incur any additional costs, only a little time and effort! Where do you start? First things first: start by trimming the stems. Immediately after brining flowers home, start by trimming their stems. This will ensure that they fit precisely in your flower vase. The exercise will also help you get rid of dried or damaged stems. Be sure to use sharp tools like a pair of shears. Cut all the stems at a diagonal angle as this will give more surface area to soak up enough water. Also, ensure that you remove all the leaves that may be too low. Such leaves encourage bacteria growth. After you are done with trimming, provide enough water to your flowers. Remember that your flowers do not have their original water supply. In that case, you will need to add enough water in your vase. It is advisable to fill the vase all the way to the top. Less is better. Do not be tempted to make a dozen stems fit into yo
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Why Should You Buy Flowers Online?

Buying flowers online is the most convenient way of shopping; the selection is much larger than at your local flower shop with far lower prices. Online flowers shops deal directly with the growers, giving them a wider selection and plenty of seasonal choices. Impulse buying is most definitely on the upswing due to the price, assortment and the convenience of buying flowers today. Convenience A forgotten birthday or a simple romantic gesture can be easily handled by getting on the internet and making your selection. Delivery of flowers can be set up for a year or on a special day. You don’t have to run out to the florist and select your bouquet. You can sit at your desk and select from a wide variety of numerous bouquets. You will receive fresh flowers delivered right to your door and won t have to move a muscle! Buying online safety Buying online flowers is safe. By creating your online account, you are guaranteed that the payment partners are using the best in security methods to k
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Mother’s Day Flower Deliveries

Mother s Day is an extremely important event and we re planning to make it even more special!! We have now in place a special delivery service in London  for Sunday the 30th of March. All the orders going to a London postcode could benefit from our Sunday delivery. Is your order going just outside London? Drop us a quick email using our contact us section and we ll see if we can help!! Please check our deliveries section and check if your postcode is eligible for Sunday delivery. Below a quick summary of the accepted postcodes: - N: all - E: all -SE: all SW: all W: all NW: all TW: 9 and 10 only CR:all BR:all
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Growing Tulips

Spring is on its way and this means we will shortly see Tulips blooming, one of our favorite spring flowers!! Check some very interesting facts about Tulips: - It takes 6 months, from planting to blooming, for a tulip bulb to produce one of its stunning flowers. - Certain types of bulbs can be used instead of onions in salads!! - Tulips are originally from Central Asia, and have been brought to Europe in the mid 16th century. - During the Ottoman Empire, tulips were seen as a symbol wealthiness, indulgence and abundance. In fact, the Tulip era , is the period when the Ottoman Empire was its best flourishing period. - Cultivation of Tulips dates back to the 10th century, and probably began in Persia.
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The Best Ways To Accessorise A Long Dress

Long dresses often need to be accessorised during formal and informal circumstances and for evening or day wear. Whether having a sophisticated business gathering or a day out shopping with the girls, accessories can be applied to style up a long dress. Both accessories and dress should complement each other. For instance, bold patterns and bright colours should be utilised sparingly to avoid devastating the observer’s eye; accessories should be applied to accentuate a long dress and not to overpower it. Below are different ways through which you can accessorise long dresses: Boots and Shoes Long dresses are versatile and can be worn with an array of boot and shoe styles. Knee high or mid calf boots match well with long dresses. Also, boots with wedges, platforms, high heels or flat ones like the biker boots tend to compliment long dresses. Tights, Stockings & Pop Socks Long dresses provide more alternatives on what to wear to cover legs compared with shorter length dresses. When we
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The Fashion Industry in London

London is among the leading fashion capitals in the world. In fact, about half of the fashion-designing jobs in the UK are found within the borders of this great city. And apparently, as we speak, an estimated 46, 400 of the people in London somehow work in the city s fashion industry. To start with, a great majority of the fashion companies or designers in London are actually found in Knightsbridge, which is one of the districts in London. Others can be found in Chelsea or South Kensington. Actually, London is globally acknowledged for producing some of the best designers in the world; for instance, Vivienne Westwood, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Stella McCartney. Apart from that, London is also known worldwide for hosting the London Fashion Week. For those with no idea, this is one of the most popular fashion events in the whole world, and it s usually held in September each year for a prolonged period of six days. Back in 2011, this event registered 68 exemplary catwalk shows wit
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Couture Fashion Fact File

Haute Couture translates as high fashion; it is the art of dressmaking luxurious items. They are made to measure by hand, leading to a unique and perfect clothing. In the early 19th century, Haute Couture was a necessity to the high-class Parisians. Women would go to the Couture houses to obtain tailored clothing that would separate them from the other fashion-conscious females and make it difficult for other ladies to attend events in the same outfits. Even today, the wealthy still wear Haute Couture because of its highly regarded label. What does it take to be a couturier? Legally, a design house must adhere to the requirements of the Fédération Française de la Couture and French Ministry of Industry. A designer should create made-to-measure clothing and offer personal fittings to private clients. In addition to this, the fashion house should present two collections yearly; in July and in June comprising of both formal evening wear and daytime pieces. How much does it cost? All c
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Pure London

What is Pure London? Pure London is the United Kingdom’s leading fashion trade show held two times every year in London. Ordinarily, the timings of the show often tie in with seasonal trends and purchasing patterns. More often than not, Pure is held in February and August. Pure predominantly presents 1,000 plus brands offering young fashion, women s wear, children’s wear, swimwear, footwear and accessories. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Pure London attracts an audience of 12,000 retailers from the UK and other parts of the world. The event is more than just a fashion exhibition. Often, Pure London features 2 stages of catwalk scenes. In addition to this presentation, retailers are given an opportunity to attend a seminar program addressing the most burning issues in the fashion and retail world. Here, retailers get an opportunity to interact with the finest designers and people who hold great authority in the fashion industry. From 9th -11th February 2014, Pure Lo
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What Is The Medipathways Foundation?

The Medipathways Foundation Programme is a remarkable 1 year course taught in central London at the Birkbeck campus of the University of London. It is approved by the University of Buckingham and successful learners will be granted the Certificate of Medical Foundation Studies. The programme is intended to give both UK and global students the best chance for selection onto BSc programmes at other universities, or for immediate entrance onto the Medipathways 2-year BSc.(Hons) in Biomedical Sciences. The course offers students a different way into medical and dental schools. Unlike other science access courses, people won t just study the regular Biology & Chemistry subjects and, instead, can expect to learn about far more advanced subjects such as Pathology, Physiology, Genetics and Pharmacology. The foundation is taught by remarkably gifted instructors in an environment committed to university entry with backing for UCAS, personal statements, work experience, interview planning and UK
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The Kwik Stretch System by G.G.Cade

This revolutionary new process combines simple but high quality engineering with a very simple process to give a screen fabric stretcher of outstanding quality and simplicity. Screen fabrics can be stretched to perfect tension in less than 5 minutes without multiple clamps and without adhesives. Just click the fabric into position and inflate the tube. That's it. Job done Fabric tension can now be accurately controlled to within 1 Newton / cm and, because tension is consistent right to the edge of the frame, the whole of the fabric area can be utilised giving minimal wastage
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A little TLC for your Dendrobium Orchid

Orchidaceae otherwise known as the Orchid family are one of the largest families of flowering plants! Its hard to believe that there are approximately 30,000 species of orchid in the wild and hundreds of thousands of hybrids. Unfortunately there aren t enough hours in the day to talk about all of the orchids in the world, instead this post will be focusing on the naturally beautiful Dendrobium Orchid..
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Decorating Your Home With Flowers

Decorating with fresh cut flowers is one of the best ways to transform your home. In addition to filling your rooms with colour and vitality, fresh cut flowers will also leave a gorgeous scent behind. Try to combine your decorative flowers with other items in your home, such cushions, lamps or curtains. These natural elements freshen the different areas and when placed on a table, in the eaves of a window or in different vases around the house, flowers will help to create the perfect atmosphere in your home. Fresh cut flowers and plants have the amazing ability to improve our mood through their bright colours and natural properties. The benefits derived from these plants are essential for our health, since they increase our quality of life in a simple and natural way. Flowers are perfect for deserted corners of the room and are also very useful to draw attention to a desk or small table that, free of embellishment, would go unnoticed. Try using long stemmed flowers mixed with showy le
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Buying Flowers For Easter

Easter is an important celebration for many of the world. As such, Easter flowers are an important part of these global festivities. And even for those that are not Christians, flowers still hold that lively romantic taste that every human being wants. These flowers play an imperative role as people from all over the world mark the end of Lent and winter. Since winter is a detestably cold season, people have a reason to celebrate as they usher in the warmth of spring. As such, Christians and non-Christians from different parts of the world find it appealing to enter the warm phase of the year in great style. As such, the month of April is a typically important time in the natural calendar of the earth. Some of the widely used flowers during Easter include daffodils and narcissi. They are preferred because of their freshness and varying intriguing shapes that remind us of the colorful imaginative drawings of our children, reminiscent of our young days. The brilliant classic carnations
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How To Make Lillies Last Longer

Lilies are known for their delicate nature and exotic look but are also very tender, therefore, care has to be taken to ensure they last longer. If you have a bouquet of Royal spring lilies, or any other lily rich bouquet, there are a few caring tips which one can follow in order to increase the life of lilies and keep them looking beautiful for a short while longer. · The care which is taken after receiving the flowers plays a very important role in how long the blooms will last. Before you place the stems in a water filled vase, re-cut the lily stems at an angle of 45 degrees as it gives the flowers the ability to take in the water better which will keep them looking fresh and tender. · Planted lilies are known to do pretty well in sunlight, but the cit lily flowers do not. The cut flowers need a cool atmosphere as this increases the life of the bloom and it looks fresh for a longer duration. Always ensure that the lilies are placed out of sun light, in a place which is cool. · L
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Top Tips On Buying Flowers For Women

Learning how to best buy flowers for your partner will certainly get you in her good books and show her how much you care. Whether she is your wife, girlfriend, daughter, mother, or someone you wish to get close to, this article provides you with top tips on buying flowers for women to help you knock her socks off. 1. Timing Flowers can be bought at any given time. However, some are more appropriate than others. The best way is to mark some important events in her life such as birthdays, the birth of a new baby, anniversaries, and graduation. Giving her a floral gift at such a time can be very thoughtful. If the flowers are for dinner, buy them in advance so that they can be displayed. 2. Learn some things about her It is good to know about her favourite color. If you have no idea, you can decide by thinking of the colours that she usually wears. Look at her laptop’s color, hand bag, shoes, or even a phone. The answers are all around you. When with her, try and bring up flowers in a
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Sending Flowers For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day set out to celebrate one of the most important women in every person s life; it is a celebration of motherhood and the influence mothers have in today s society. In the UK, Mother’s day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent with one of the best gifts you can give to your mum being flowers. Different flowers are symbolic of different things, so there is a large variety to choose from to send that special message. The most common flowers are roses; colourful flowers that usually represent love are perfect for Mother’s day. In Greek mythology, they were sacred to Isis who was considered the ideal mother and are also symbolically linked to the Virgin Mary. You can choose different types of roses according to your mother’s personality. Red roses are symbolic of love and romance whilst a pink rose represents grace and gentility. Another flower that would make an excellent choice is the lilac. These elegant flowers symbolise the love between a mother and he
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Inside the Dutch flower auction

Automation in the flower industry is extremely important today. Allows us at Next Day Bouquet to receive flowers at our production facility in South East London on a daily basis, fresh from the auction market in less than 24 hours. Highly automated and technological carousels move fully loaded trolleys across the auction to their respective destination. With a speed of up to 20mph this system allows the flowers to be maintain their maximum freshness and to pass through the auction buildings in less than 6 hours.
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The Evening Dress

All women dream of looking elegant and wonderful in every ensemble and one of the most essential items in every wardrobe is the evening gown. These lovely, trendy and stylish dresses are always desired by women. If you look around you or browse through internet, you will see a large variety of evening gowns in different stores; ranging from white sheath dresses, plus size evening gowns, designer evening gowns, formal dresses all in different colors, patterns, fabrics and designs. It is indeed admirable the way these evening dresses can transform a woman with average looks into a style icon. They make women look very pretty, elegant and sophisticated. However, because of this appeal and the available varieties in the market, choosing the right type of dress for different occasions is fast becoming an uphill task for many women. One important thing women need to know about is that different dresses serve different purposes. When you understand the purpose of an evening gown, choosing th
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SS14 Trends

This year, get ready to step out of the ordinary look as you strut the catwalk with these fabulous trends. You can rest easy knowing that the fashion industry has given a huge thumbs up to these trends as they will not only suit your wardrobe but also empower you wholesomely in every area of your life. First up, the fancy florals! A lovely trend if you are looking for an element that complements your vibrant spring / summer. This year round, florals come with a complete boom and exquisite makeover with tattoo posies, 3D prints and supercharged blooms. You can have your florals on anything, from fancy tops to silky sundresses, play around with the colours and create a look that will definitely steal the show. Fondant shades are another top trend for this season and are representative of a fun, glamorous look. These colours accentuate the boldness in a person; as a matter of fact, they bestow a tender touch of class upon the wearer. If you feel like shining, satin and metallics have com
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How To Accessorise A Black Dress

The black dress is an iconic image in fashion and with good reason. It can be decked out for an evening party, worn for work and versatile for virtually all occasions in between. The jewellery, hosiery and shoes you put on along with your dress up can dramatically change the look; accessories have the power to turn a standard piece into a fashionable statement. · Jewellery: As a general rule, stick to understated and graceful pieces like beads, diamonds or solid zirconia studs and rings. For a night on the town, jewellery can turn your basic dress into a stylish look. You can also try out brilliantly coloured, large necklaces, a vintage fashion cocktail ring and long eardrops. Dark-blue, yellow and blood-red look particularly good with a black dress. · Hosiery: You can never fail with black stockings and whenever you are going to an employment interview or some other occasion that requires a more reserved look, dark hosiery is the just perfect option. Keep away from fishnets, uninte
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Choosing The Right GCSE Subjects

It is extremely important to be aware that some of the decisions you make whilst at school can determine the path you will follow in the future. As a result of this, you should always make wise decisions that will not cause regrets for you later in life. Paramount decisions are usually made at GCSE level as students align their education to their future careers. The subjects chosen determine the career choice that one can engage in. Interest in Subjects Apart from the core units, such as maths, English, science, and PE, many electives exist, which students ought to choose from. An important factor to consider when choosing the electives to pursue should be the level of interest that the student has in the topic. Choosing topics that one enjoys is an extremely wise decision as the student has a higher probability of being motivated at school. However, students who take up subjects that do not interest them may find it difficult to cope with the workload, which may lead to an overall po
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How To Look After Sash Windows

Thousands of people have sash windows in their homes. Without a doubt, sash windows are the perfect addition to any home. If you have not installed them in yours just yet, it is high time you do as you are missing out on a timeless and beautiful symbol of the English heritage. Just look for a qualified sash windows company to do the installation for you and make sure you take good care of them! In addition to their beauty, sash windows have many practical benefits. For example, they can reduce external noise by up to 50%. Thus, they are ideal if you are living in a noisy environment, such as, near an airport or industrial area. Some regions have bad weather, and other window types can allow a lot of air in when opened to get fresh air. Sash windows let you open a tiny gap to let in fresh air but do not allow rain to enter. In addition to this, these windows will put a stop to irritating rattling whilst keeping insects, dirt and fumes out and eliminating draughts. Windows are an import
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