The Language of Flowers: How to Order Your Perfect Bouquet

If you’ve ever found yourself on the phone to your florist, struggling for the right words to describe what you want, read on. With the help of our resident expert, Freddie Wahid-Staw, we’re going to explore the language of flowers and what terms you can use to order your perfect bouquet. “I think all florists […]

5 Late Summer Bouquets to Brighten up the Shorter Days

Dreading the shorter days? We’ve rounded up five late summer bouquets to brighten up the evenings as the season gradually fades to Autumn. From our best-selling McQueens ‘Indian Summer’ bouquet, reflecting the balmy warmth of a late summer’s day, to a classic autumnal and more temperate combinations combining summer’s finest blooms with some of the new […]

Florist Business Magazine

McQueens founder and MD Kally Ellis was delighted and honoured to be interviewed for the inaugural edition of Florist Business magazine, and it was a thrill to create a design for the cover. We spoke to Lisa Wilkinson, the name behind the magazine to find out more about this brand new title, aimed squarely at […]

Staff Picks: Summer Bouquet

The season of hazy days, balmy nights, and lashings of strawberries and cream is well underway and the calendar of classic British events continues apace with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, Glastonbury and the Henley Royal Regatta all duly despatched –  and we’re still weeks away from August bank holiday – hurrah! Summer is a […]

Win Friends and Influence People

We, florists, are a lucky bunch (pun intended). We have such a unique job working with the flowers and don’t we know it. The tactile nature of the job, the scent, the colour and the physicality isn’t something that you will find in a 9-5 job pushing bits of paper around the office. Despite the […]

Don’t Forget Valentine’s Day!

Come this time of year, our thoughts turn to romance and St Valentine’s day, naturally. To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, we have an exclusive collection of super chic bouquets with something for everyone. From an understated mass of deep red tulips, a gorgeous creation in shades of lilac, a classic and romantic selection […]

Awesome Anemone

Welcomed  with open arms, the anemone has been back on the flower menu for a few months now and it’s always a delight to see them back in season. The transformative cycle of this flower is one to admire. They arrive from the market tight and in bud. Scruffy and unappealing, they can easily be ignored […]

Amnesia Rose: Unforgettable

There is an endless choice of rose varieties in every conceivable colour, from delicate bell shaped varieties to rambling, scented garden types bigger and blousier than a cabbage! We love the individual charm of this Ecuadorian variety, Amnesia. The unique colour (best described as brown meets lilac) might not sound too attractive but take a […]

Start The Festivities!

Our Christmas wreaths are now available to buy online and in store! The perfect way to begin the festivities with style! Christmas Wreath – Angel  A wonderful festive blue spruce wreath arranged with white cone sprays, blush waxed apples, decorative baubles and dipped asparagus fern with a hint of sparkle! Classic size 16″ Approximately Luxury […]