Bright, joyful and resilient - it’s no wonder the Marie Curie logo is the distinctive daffodil. Poking up after a long winter gloom, the daffodils symbolises rebirth and strength after difficult times. Captured in Wordsworth’s famous poetry, it’s hard to not feel an unmistakable optimism when you wander across ‘a host, of golden daffodils.’
The common name says it all. The forget-me-not’s delicate but eye-catching blue petal symbolises memories and true love. A fuss free plant to grow, this wildflower fittingly has been adopted by the Alzheimer’s society forget-me-not appeal which takes place across June to raise awareness and support for those affected by dementia.
Most will be familiar with the iconic red corn poppy as a symbol of remembrance. Now adorned on pins and lapels during November, this vibrant wildflower historically grew on the disturbed landscapes of the First World War. Poppies were first worn for remembrance in 1921 and continue to be a symbol for those lost at battle and of hope for a peaceful future.