Flowers are a universal symbol of beauty and love. In different cultures, they are used to convey messages and feelings that are unique to that region.
In Western culture, flowers are often given as a token of love or appreciation. They may also be sent as sympathy flowers or funeral flowers.
Having fresh flowers in my house always lifts my mood and helps me to feel inspired and creative. I try to always make sure that there is money in my budget for fresh flowers, however buying flowers at Lidl is a great way to get fresh flowers on a budget.
What are the benefits of buying fresh flowers?
Whether you are buying flowers for yourself or a loved one, there are loads of benefits to having fresh flowers within your home.
Some of the benefits of buying fresh flowers are:
They can make people feel better and they can decrease anxiety.
They can increase happiness.
They make people feel more creative and inspired.
They provide an opportunity for self expression.
Buying flowers at Lidl is a great way to save money on flowers and keep your home looking happy.
Where are the flowers at Lidl from?
Although Lidl originated in Germany, Lidl GB is committed to sourcing within Britain (you may have seen that their fish, meat, poultry and dairy are sourced within Britain) and the same goes for their flowers, where possible.
Iconic British flowers are sourced within Britain, including:
Of course the British climate cannot provide all the flowers found at Lidl, so other countries where Lidl flowers are sourced from include:
- The Netherlands
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Fairtrade flowers at Lidl
When buying flowers at Lidl you might be concerned about how they have been sourced.
In 2020 Lidl launched a range of Fairtrade flowers, sourced in Kenya.
The Fairtrade flower supplier who Lidl use has established a range of programs and opportunities to support their employees, the local community and the environment from investing their Fairtrade premium. This investment is wide ranging, from building new classrooms to avoid overcrowding at the local schools, to funding new hospital equipment, as well as reforestation projects and adult education courses.
Flowers at Lidl
Lidl sell a wide variety of flowers, often changing throughout the year.
Some of the verities you can find at Lidl include:
- Roses – keep reading to see what different coloured roses traditionally mean.
- Gerbera daisies
Lidl also sell seasonal flower bouquets for Easter, Christmas and summer throughout the year.
Rose colours and their meanings
Did you know that traditionally, roses and their different colours have different meanings.
Red roses are used to express love and admiration. They make a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one.
Yellow roses are for friendship. Yellow is a bright and cheerful colour, which is perfect for telling someone that they are a great fried. However, shy away from gifting them to a romantic partner because they can represent jealousy and infidelity.
Pink roses can represent a variety of things depending on the hue. THe most common are gratitude and congratulations, however they could also be used for greiving.
White roses represent innocence as well as new love. It is known as the bridal flower and appears in many bridal bouquets.
Whilst blue roses do not exist in nature, they can still be purchased. Therefore blue roses represent mystery.
How to keep your flower arrangement look its best
Whether you have spent £2 or £20 on your floral arrangement, these tips will help you to keep them looking their best.
- Cut the stems before placing them into a vase.
- Cut back or remove extra leaves on your floral arrangement.
- Change the water every 2 – 3 days.
- Use the flower ‘food’ that comes with your flower arrangement to prolong their life.
Can you order Lidl flowers online?
At the moment you can only get flowers at Lidl from visiting a store – they are not available to order online.
Get flowers delivered straight to your door
If you are unable to get flowers at Lidl then you might want to consider Freddie’s Flowers, where you can get flowers delivered weekly or fortnightly.