Flowers Of The Week

Alfie got flowered

Friday 15th April 2016




This week we have Alfie with a mixture of alstroemerias, daisies, chrysanthemums and lilies. I know that Alfie is always very vibrant in personality and clothes so thought he would appreciate something to stand out at his desk. The alstroemerias have pink and black flecks on them, which does nicely with the giant daisies which are also pink. The lilies have opened up beautifully and leaves a very fresh scent. Alstroemerias are actually from the same family as the generic lilies that we all know. The specific type of lilies which Alfie has are called ‘Stargazer’. These type of flowers come in lots of different vibrant colours and usually grow from May.

Come back to see which team member has been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Kayleigh got flowered

Friday 8th April 2016



This week Kayleigh has been flowered. She has been given a white, pink and red assortment with chrysanthemums, roses, daisies, alstroemerias and red berries. As white is the main colour in this bouquet with small bursts of vibrant colours, it is perfect for Spring. Kayleigh had previously told me that she does not have a preference in flowers, so thought she could have a selection of everything.

Alstroemerias usually grow in clusters and can reach up to 1.5 metres tall and protected by their blade like leaves. They typically will have six petals each, and come in many different colours, they will sometimes have flecks or stripes, there are over 50 species. Alstoemerias are most popular in Spring and Summer, as they need at least 6 hours of sunlight and lots of water. If hoe grown, they would require well drained soil. When in a bouquet, they will last up to two weeks.

Come back next week to see which team member has been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Maddy got flowered

Friday 18th March 2016



This week we have Maddy with a vibrant bunch of Daffodils. These are Maddy’s favourite flowers and I just knew these would make her super happy! These are spring perennial plants, they are also known as narcissus with 6 petals each with a corona in the middle (this is also called the trumpet). They have originated from Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean. They are typically grown for ornamental purposes and are very sensitive, they need lots of sunlight and will not survive if the soil is not well drained, daffodils can reach anything between 6-20 inches in height. These bright yellow flowers symbolise the beginning of spring, and are able to grow in very cold weather, even snow. When keeping daffodils in a vase, they should never be kept with any other type of flower as they have a toxic sap in the stem and will cause them harm. When giving flowers as a gesture, they represent happiness and good fortune.

Come back next week to see which member of the team has been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Krishan got flowered

Monday 29th February 2016



Hi everyone,

This week we have our CEO Krishan Joshi being flowered. Krishan has been given a bouquet of orange and pink roses, yellow and purple Gerbera daisies, a sunflower and purple and green chrysanthemums. I thought that we should bring a mix of colours into the office as the weather has become quite sunny this week and as we prepare for Spring. Sunflowers are part of the daisy family and have large golden petals. The reason they are cultivated is for their seeds which are edible. Orange roses symbolise enthusiasm and pink roses are typically used to show happiness and thankfulness. Gerbera daisies are distinguished by large flower heads which resemble sunflowers. These beautiful daisies were discovered in 1884 in South Africa and today are the fifth most popular flower in the world.

Come back next week to see which one of our team have been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Kayleigh got flowered

Monday 22nd February 2016



This week we have Kayleigh with our flowers of the week. Kayleigh specifically told me that her favourite flowers were tulips so she was thrilled when she walked into the office to find some pink and white tulips sitting on her desk. The meaning of the pink tulips are happiness and confidence and white ones are typically used to symbolise purity. White flowers tend to bring a clean feel to a room especially with their big, crisp white petals. The pink brings a soft touch to the mix as well and smells very floral. These types of Tulips have originated from Persia and in Turkey, the white Tulip is the national flower. They are well known in Amsterdam especially in the flower markets.

Come back next week to see which one of our team have been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Justyna got flowered

Friday 12th February 2016



This week I have given a selection of yellow lilies and yellow and red chrysanthemums with some yellow lilies to Justyna. These are a lovely spring mix and yellow is a really popular colour for flowers this time of year. Lilies have a very light floral smell which makes any room very fresh. These grow from bulbs planted and usually used as border plants, they are easy to maintain as they do not need regular feeding or daily watering.

They come from the family of Liliaceae and they usually pollinated by wind. The oils from these plants are popular for massage oils and bubble baths, extract from this plant can also be found in a lot of moisturisers. This season is the perfect time to plant lilies and they will grow faster when put in direct sunlight. When in a bouquet or in plant pots, the best place to place them is the window ledge so they can have the most nourishment from the sunlight.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Chris got flowered

Friday 29th January 2016


Hello everyone,

This week Chris has been flowered. He has a lovely mix of yellow spray Carnations and mixture of pink and yellow Tulips. Carnations are native in Eurasia and historically were used to make garlands for Romans. These flowers can have up to 40 petals per flower as they are very small. Their leaves are long and thin, meaning they can protect the flower. They can be used as a symbol of socialism and is a birth flower of those born in January. They come in a huge variety of colours and look great mixed with any different flowers. I have decided to mix the Carnations with Tulips this week because as a mix are some of the most popular Spring choice for flower arrangements. Tulips are very fragrant and with their pink and yellow petals, they add colour to the mix with the Carnations. Did you know that if you ran out of an onion, you could substitute this for a Tulip bulb, they are a good replacement for cooking.

Come back next week to see which one of the Dental Focus team have been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Amy got flowered

Thursday 21st January 2016



Hi everyone,

This week we have Amy with our spring selections of yellow and burgundy chrysanthemums and yellow lilies. I have also included some red berries to the mix as well. These flowers are an all year round favourite and come in a huge range of different colours. I love the red and yellow mix as it brings so much brightness into the office and smells lovely. Chrysanthemums originate from Asia and Eastern Europe. The word ‘Chrysanthemum’ originates from the Greek language. Wild Chrysanthemums are herbaceous perennial plants, they have long leaves which alternate on the stem protecting the flower from too much sunlight, rain and damage. The leaves have sharp edges. There are different types of these flowers, but these are the wilder types. They are a great mix with the yellow lilies which has very wide petals, they have sturdy stems to protect them as well. Find out which member of the Dental Focus team has been flowered next week.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Gabi Got Flowered

Thursday 14th January 2016

Gabi Got Flowered

Hello everyone. This week we have some very seasonal yellow and red tulips which I thought would be lovely together. The yellow tulips make the office so bright in the cold days. The meaning behind yellow tulips are are meant to bring hope and cheerful thoughts, yellow is a colour of friendship. The red tulips are usually given as a sign of love and happiness, red is usually associated with romance. These flowers are a very popular spring choice and blooms in lots of different colours, each one expressing a different meaning. These seasonal flowers will be grown from bulbs and will typically grow between 4inhes to 28 inches long. They tend to have long thin leaves which are very delicate, the leaves help to protect the steam and flower from wilting. These long leaves will wrap round the stem and flowers protecting the flower as they grow. Tulips are responsible for a lot of seasonal allergies which people will suffer during the spring and summer seasons.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Maddy got flowered

Friday 8th January 2016

Hi everyone and happy new year! This week we are back in the office and there is no better way to brighten the office with some beautiful yellow and pink tulips and some pink roses. This time Maddy has been flowered. They bring some colour and smell amazing in the office. Tulips are usually seen during March – May and are one of the most popular choices of spring flowers for planting, they come in all different variations of colours. They come from the lily family. The ones I have chosen are pink at the bottom and open up to have yellow tips. Tulips are also very popular in Europe, especially Holland, and these flowers arrived in Europe in 1593 from Austria. The Tulip festival in Holland takes place every year where 7 million bulbs are planted ahead of this festival.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388