Aldi in full bloom

You’d be amazed at the range of flowers and plants you can find in your local Aldi. We have an impressive collection in store every day, and when it comes to special occasions, that’s when we really grow into our own. Click below to find out more.

Guide to planting summer-flowering bulbs

It’s not too late to plant your perfect garden. Summer-flowering bulbs can be bedded now and they’ll bloom in time for summer. Take some tips here and start planning your beautiful garden today.

  • Planning your summer garden

    Whether you want a traditional look or a more modern style, there’s a wide choice of bulbs still available. For traditional, go with geranium bullseye or petunia and for modern, pick dahlia’s.
  • Choosing your colours

    Plan ahead and you can enjoy a synchronised show of colour when your bulbs bloom.
  • How to plant bulbs

    The distance between each bulb should be 3x its width, and they should be buried at 3x their depth. Make sure they’re in the sun and that you water them immediately after planting.

Tips for giving gardens more space

Nowadays, you don’t need acres of land to create a personal green space in your home. All you need is a little creativity, some DIY and the right choice of plants. Here we’ll show you how to make the most of your little area and turn it into something worth sitting out in this spring and summer.

Caring for plants, lilies and orchids

Looking after plants and flowers is easier than you think. Here are some handy tips.

  • For lasting orchids

    When watering orchid plants, try to pour it under the plant’s leaves. If the centre crown of the plant gets wet then wipe it dry to avoid crown rot, which will kill the plant.
  • For lovely lilies

    To help your lilies last longer before placing them in water cut the stems at a 45° angle so it’s easier for them to suck up water. Then carefully pluck the pollen from each of the stamens.
  • For bedding plants

    Remember to place them to soak in a bucket of water before planting. Then water every day. Try a little slow-release fertiliser in the compost. And watch them flourish by picking off flower heads as soon as they fade.

How to make a gift bouquet

A gift bouquet is easy to make and always appreciated. All you need to start arranging is your flowers and foliage (grouped by type), scissors, a clean surface and a length of twine ready to tie them. Then follow our handy step-by-step guide from Instagram influencer Ashlee Jane @the_suffolk_nest, to help you create a beautiful bouquet.

 

  • Step 1

    Trim off excess foliage, outer petals of roses and snip all stems about an inch up at an angle using sharp scissors. Leave these to have a good drink in fresh, clean water for up to 24 hours.
  • Step 2

    Choose 3 stems of your best and biggest flowers and cross the stems over each other in a spiral. Use one hand to hold these firmly. These will form the middle of your bouquet.
  • Step 3

    Continue to add your flowers by turning the bouquet to build a circular shape whilst holding it together with your other hand. Aim to have your flowers at a similar height at this point.
  • Step 4

    Keep checking you’re happy by looking at it from all angles. Remove and add flowers as necessary and angle your outer flowers slightly lower than the others to give it that dome bouquet shape.
  • Step 5

    Tie the stems together securely using the length of twine. Trim the stems to all be the same length using sharp scissors, cut at a 45° angle.
  • Step 6

    To wrap your bouquet, cut 2 lengths of brown paper and fold these both at an angle to create 2 peaks
  • Step 7

    Place your bouquet in the middle of one of the sheets of paper and tape the 2 ends securely together.
  • Step 8

    Place the bouquet over the second piece of paper, ensuring the peaks are evenly spaced and then secure with some tape.
  • Step 9

    All that’s left to do is write a card to accompany your beautiful gifting bouquet, which you’ve created thanks to these simple steps from Ashlee Jane @the_suffolk_nest.

Growing standards across the world

From working with Fairtrade growers and suppliers across Britain, to winning multiple awards for our collection, we work hard to raise standards and deliver amazing flowers to you. Find out how the money you spend on Fairtrade roses goes directly to helping Ethiopian flower workers and their families.

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Bunch of awards

Our dedication to delivering the best flowers recently won us the Floral Retailer of the Year award at the FPC Fresh Awards. So, if you’re looking for a blooming amazing bunch of flowers or a decorative plant, you should probably start at Aldi.