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NOW CLOSED: Nominate a MNer to receive flowers - and talk about flowers with The Flower Council

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 09:51:03

We've been asked by the team at The Flower Council to get your nominations for which Mumsnetter you'd like them to send a bouquet of flowers to and why.

The company are keen to get folks thinking of flowers as a gift to cheer someone up, to say hello or just because you want to - rather than being for special occasions.

They also want to get folks thinking about what their friends favourite flower may be - they say "The aim of the Favourite Flower campaign is to show that a flower is not just a present (and not just a bouquet of flowers), but a special present, because when you know or try to think about what flower is your friends favourite then it makes the present very personal and special".

So please on this thread add your nomination for a MNer who you think would appreciate a bunch of flowers - it could be anyone (not yourself though!) - and what flower you think they would like. We will decide on the final winners and contact 3 MNers for their address and then The Flower Council will send them the flowers! (worth c£30 each)

We'd also like you to post your thoughts below on flowers - for example.......
~ How often you get given them or buy them for yourself, what you love about flowers, any variety you dislike, what it means to you to get flowers or to send them.
~ Do you routinely send them as a gift and if so what prompts you to do this?
~ Do you pick which flower to send to which friend - is this based on colours, fragrances, time of year or what you think they like.
~ Do you know / or do you think you know what your best friends favourite flower is? How do you know? What about your family - what do they like?

Share your thoughts on this thread and don't forget your nomination.

thanks MNHQ

PS They have also developed a very lighthearted game - check it out here and let us know what you think - it's designed to identify your Favourite Flower and if you can guess your friends you could both win a FREE bouquet.

IvanaNap Thu 04-Oct-12 22:46:20

I put this on 'watching' to get round to posting!

I would nominate AnyFucker - she gives sound advice, never fluffs about and ultimately always has the OP's best interests at heart. I also would hazard a guess that she has plenty on IRL (who doesn't) but doesn't let that influence / impede / alter her posts. Plus, I think she has a gentle side that would love some flowers, but don't tell her I said that wink

For some reason the really deep velvet colour roses came to mind - a strong colour for a strong woman, but a classic in terms of flower choice kiss ass - Like this

Then again, I'd love to be a fly on the wall if you sent her these (- wtf?! hmm grin )

I'll ponder the rest of the ''thoughts on flowers'' bit...

BoffinMum Fri 05-Oct-12 15:57:57

scottishmummy for being just about the most down to earth person I have ever encountered on a forum. She cuts right through any nonsense and waffle and invariably steers threads to the light.

CMOTDibbler Fri 05-Oct-12 20:22:56

I'd like to nominate Cupofteaplease after a year (so far and lets hope for many more) caring for the totally gorgeous Bea who has so many challenges. I think she'd like something very colourful with gerberas and daisies.
And trinityrhino who keeps battling on - I think she'd like roses.

BellaVita Fri 05-Oct-12 20:40:03

I met Cupoftea last week CMOT, she is absolutely gorgeous and delightful and very young looking envy

NorksAreMessy Fri 05-Oct-12 22:33:29

trinity needs BEE ORCHIDS

horsebiscuit Fri 05-Oct-12 22:45:42

I'd like to nominate Tiktok. It's because of her great advice that DD2 is ebf, after a rocky rocky time with DD1. If nothing else she has parbly saved me about £150 on formula so far. Something cheery please, as people are sometimes rude to her sad but she is always patient and kind back. Those expensive furry flowers would do the trick.

StepAwayFromTheORANGECakes Sun 07-Oct-12 14:05:04

trazzletoes should have something long lasting and cheery as she has just had a diagnosis of cancer on her 3 year old and is facing a long road of treatments.

How often you get given them or buy them for yourself, i buy myself freesias or lilies on the odd ocaision when I can afford it and feel like a treat
what you love about flowers,* the smells and colours and sheer beauty of the petals when you look really closely*
any variety you dislike,* those little daffodil type that stink.. stocks?*
what it means to you to get flowers or to send them. it always feels like someone is thinking of me or me them when I send them
Do you routinely send them as a gift and if so what prompts you to do this?
I send them for Mother's Day and birthdays to my mum, and sometimes in between to cheer her up. (lost my dad in June sad
Do you pick which flower to send to which friend - is this based on colours, fragrances, time of year or what you think they like.
What I think they'll like usually or simply by the colours.
Do you know / or do you think you know what your best friends favourite flower is? my best friend loves roses,How do you know? she grows them and says how lovely they are.
What about your family - what do they like? my mum loves freesias best because of the smell, and large crysanths cos they remind her of my dad who used to grow / show them.

MrsjREwing Sun 07-Oct-12 14:09:17

couthymow, she posts looking for help for others, is supportive to others and has a lot of health problems for herself and her dc.

Beautiful smelling flowers like lillies are my suggestion.

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Sun 07-Oct-12 14:27:36

Ok, have had time to think and my nominatins are, the knitting crew for obvious reasons what an amazing bunch of woman. MaryZ always gives fantastic advice on the teenage boards (she needs to write an advice book) and bupcakes, I love the fact that she stands her own when on a thread and backs down to no one, with a great sense of humour,

Bright colourful flowers (not the nasty artifice blue ones tho grin) ooh yes wild flowers like cornflowers and poppies.

BigBroomstickBIWI Sun 07-Oct-12 14:39:49

Why do people dye flowers that horrible blue colour? Flowers are so beautiful, they don't need to be treated like that.

TirednessKills Sun 07-Oct-12 16:05:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BehindLockNumberNine Sun 07-Oct-12 16:13:55

MaryAnnSingleton is the lovely MNer I would like to nominate for flowers. She is going through a tough time at the moment and is maintaining her good humour.
As for flowers - autumnal shades, yellows and oranges. Nothing artificial though...

I love flowers. Never buy any for myself due to the cost (dh does not buy them for me either, for the same reason)
I adore tulips and my favourite are the deep purple ones. Had a massive bunch of those as my bridal bouquet!

Springhasarrived Mon 08-Oct-12 08:16:57

I nominate Izzyin for her amazingly strong and supportive advice on the Relationships board. She is inspiring.

I buy flowers for myself when I can afford it, and also for friends birthdays (if I think they are flower people) as well as Mothers Day.

I love flowers that smell wonderful.

SamsGoldilocks Tue 09-Oct-12 20:21:50

So who were the three winners then?

nickeldaisical Wed 10-Oct-12 13:20:25

it's closed but MNHQ haven't even been back to say it's closed.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Oct-12 13:53:00

Sorry - just selecting winners and will post names asap

MrsjREwing Thu 11-Oct-12 07:13:59


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Oct-12 14:36:18

Drum roll had to be Knottylocks PurplePidjin and RatherBeOnThePiste for the flowers. I am messaging them now! thanks


BigBroomstickBIWI Tue 16-Oct-12 14:41:36

Fantastic thanks

greengoose Tue 16-Oct-12 14:48:14

Great news!!!

MrsKwaHaHaHaAzii Tue 16-Oct-12 15:24:45

Very well deserved thanks too! grin

IvanaNap Tue 16-Oct-12 15:31:18

Ah well deserved.
Will they get these?


nickeldaisical Tue 16-Oct-12 16:57:41

yeay! grin

they will be very chuffedchuffedychuffed with them! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Oct-12 17:05:18

Awwwww... I have just seen this and I am so touched and rather choked up too!

Thank you so much. Honestly we do the bit we do, tis such a big team, wish we could share with all the amazing and inspiring Blanketeers. They are all stars, the lot of them.

Thank you for thinking of us X

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