Flowers All Year Round
"Shropshire rose gardener David Austin creates new breeds that combine the fragrances of old roses with modern character. Order a year's subscription and she'll receive flowers each month," suggests Annie. Malika suggests a bouquet from Vermont Natural Flowers. "These beautiful arrangements look and feel like fresh flowers except that the foliage and flowers are preserved in full bloom and as a result last for up to six years," she says.
roses for a year, from £480 for 12 purely roses bouquets (01902 376301; www.davidaustinroses. com); rose bouquet £58 (07738 903740; www.vermontnaturalflowers.com)