It’s the time of year when the beautiful bright poppy helps remind us of the sacrifices made during war. Armistice Day is held on November 11 and commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
In France it’s the Bleuet de France that is the flower of remembrance. Like the poppy, this beautiful blue cornflower continued to grow in land devastated by conflict… creating a rare splash of colour in the battlefields.
Another plant long associated with remembrance is Rosemary, which has particular significance in Australia where it can be found growing on the slopes of Gallipoli.
We deal with flowers every day and love them all, but the poppy will always have a special significance. Perhaps you can join us and give a thought to the The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. It’s the Legion’s biggest campaign held every year.. and every year there’s a new generation of veterans that need our support. If you’d like to make a donation simply click here and it will take you straight through to the Royal British Legion website…
Royal British Legion
We know we’ll be wearing our remembrance flowers with pride…
‘We will remember them…’
First Image 'Poppys & Cornflowers' & Sixth Image 'Rosemary' taken from Pinterest. All other images provided by Eden Blooms Florist.