Does anybody take any notice of the flowers and plants around them? I love flowers. I can’t imagine life without them, but I am sure most people don’t even notice them.


Flowers have always been used to fragrance your home, in candles, incense, oils, air fresheners etc.

Many Shampoos, perfumes, soaps etc. have the wonderful aroma of flowers.

Many plants, flowers and herbs are also used for medicinal purposes.



Roses are the best known flowers and are the symbol of love/romance. Flowers are given to loved ones on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthdays and for just about any occasion you can think of.

In British history there was even a War of the Roses. The Red rose is the symbol of England. (And very beautiful it is too!)


Poppies are wild flowers that grow in the hedgerows of the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world. They come in various colours, but in my opinion they are most beautiful in red.

They are a symbol of death and used, in the UK, to commemorate the dead servicemen/women who gave their lives in two World Wars.


I am English, so to me daffodils mean Spring. I have travelled around the world, and have never seen daffodils like the ones I have seen in the UK. I no longer live in the UK, and I never see daffodils, which saddens me. I think they are SO beautiful. Daffodils bloom in early spring and bring such a splash of colour.

William Wordsworth wrote a beautiful poem about daffodils entitled “I wander lonely as a cloud”. If you have never read this poem, please do so, as it encapsulates the beauty of the humble daffodil.

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