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We know, we know. We talk about the weather too much. But it’s in our blood. Just by living on this little rainy island that we call home, it’s only natural that we talk about the temperature, wind and drizzle all the time. 

Now that it’s only mere weeks before the first day of autumn, we’re prepping ourselves in the only ways we know how. We’re doing wardrobe swaps; saying goodbye to that bikini that never made it to the beach and swapping it with our favourite pullovers. See you later flip-flops, it’s chunky black boot time. And we’re dusting off our SAD lights, changing clocks, turning the heat up, and – most importantly – arranging autumnal bouquets around the house.

We're dusting off our SAD lights, changing clocks and – most importantly – arranging autumnal bouquets around the house.

Flowers have actually been scientifically proven to boost our mood, which means that buying yourself a little gift every now and then is legit good for you. Research in the peer-reviewed journal Evolutionary Psychology says that flowers are a powerful positive emotion “inducer” and boosting mood, social behaviour and even memory.

Seasonal bouquets are a sure-fire way to bring some cheery feels into your home when things are starting to look a little gloomy. M&S Flower Shop has an array of brilliant colourways for the season, with flowers sourced from trusted and sustainable growers. They have all your firm favourites of red roses, rhododendrons, carnations, rosehips alongside few spicy titbits to jazz up your displays. Think warrior grass (sounds punchy doesn’t it?), alstroemeria, peach hypericum, and red lisianthus.

 

It’s such a great feeling when there’s a knock on the door and the delivery from the postman includes more than just electricity bills, mortgage payments and angry notes from the neighbour. With a spring in your step and a smile on your face, all you need to do is graciously enjoy the present you’ve bought yourself. Simply mix the flower food in fresh water and re-cut the stems before placing them into a vase. Regularly top them up with water and they’ll stay fresh for at least five days – guaranteed.

It's such a great feeling when the postman delivers more than just electricity bills, mortgage payments and angry notes from the neighbour.

M&S Flower ShopBrights Bouquet

Price: £30
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M&S Flower ShopLilac Bouquetta

Price: £45
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Flowers have actually been scientifically proven to boost our mood, which means that buying yourself a little gift every now and then is legit good for you.

If you want to spread the love and send flowers as a gift, you can add on some extras, such as an assortment of Swiss chocolates, Percy Pigs, a bottle of prosecco (for those looking for a heady lift), or a calming diffuser for those looking for a comforting surprise through the post.

To make it even more personal, leave a message too (preferably with a post script to return the favour). Because who doesn’t want or need this little pick-me-up when the weather turns grey!?

 


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