Pet Friendly Mother’s Day Flowers with £10 Bloom and Wild discount

A beautiful bunch of blooms is often the gift of choice for Mother’s Day, and the perfect way to show your appreciation. But, if your gifting flowers to someone who has a pet, you should be careful which bouquet you choose.

Some popular floral choices can be very toxic to dogs, with symptoms ranging from vomiting to seizures – even if only a small amount has been ingested.

Online florist Bloom and Wild, known for their letterbox flowers, have teamed up with the Blue Cross Pet Charity to find out what’s safe for them to be around and what they should steer clear of.

I’ve then scoured their Mother’s Day flowers for the most pet-safe options, which you can get £10 off when you use my referral code.

Head of Veterinary Services, Caroline Reay began working as a vet for Blue Cross in 1987 after graduating from Bristol University, and these are the stems she deems dog friendly:

Read more: 26 house plants and garden blooms that are toxic to dogs

You don’t need to worry about dogs being near any of these stems:

  • Astilbe
  • Erica
  • Freesia
  • Greenbell
  • Lisianthus
  • Limonium
  • Olive
  • Pitto
  • Pussy willow
  • Roses
  • Scabiosa
  • Snapdragons
  • Statice
  • Stock
  • Veronica
  • Sunflowers
  • Waxflower

Read more: 10 Spring toxins harmful to dogs

What’s dangerous to dogs?

Slightly poisonous – these stems cause tummy or skin irritation so keep away from dogs:

  • Bupleurum
  • Campanula bells
  • Erngium
  • Ruscus
  • September
  • Solidago

Very poisonous – some parts of these stems can be harmful or even deadly to dogs so don’t keep them in the house:

  • Astrantia
  • Clematis
  • Craspedia
  • Delphinium
  • Eucalyptus
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Lavender
  • Ornithogalum
  • Peonies
  • Ranunculus
  • Senecio
  • Solomio
  • Sweet William
  • Tulip

So if you’re thinking of treating someone to a bunch of Bloom and Wild, here are some of my top pet-friendly picks.

The Yellow Friendship Rose – A slice of sunshine they can keep. This delicate rose plant knows how to boost moods and lift homes. And – bonus – with the right care, it’ll keep blooming for weeks to come. This is £27, or just £17 with my code.

The Hallie – Alstroemeria represents the ability to help someone through life’s highs and lows, which is my mum down to a tee. This bouquet includes 16 stem of stocks, alstroemeria, and greenbell. This bunch is £18 with my link, or £28 without.

The Miniature Rose Garden – Bring the outside in with these mini roses. Just like other rose bushes, these little flowers will need pruning sometimes to help new buds grow. I can’t think of a nicer way to brighten up a room. Pay just £25 for this windowsill gift with this link.

The Potted Pink Rose – Beautifully vibrant – and a lover of warm, bright spots – this ceramic potted rose is perfect for the kitchen counter. This plant needs a little TLC – so needs to live with someone who’ll remember to water it a couple of times a week. Bag it for £25 here.

The Pink Orchid – Bold, yet dainty is this pink orchid in a bright ceramic pot, which is really easy to look after. The plant is about 30cm tall and comes ready to gift for £38 – or £28 with my link. 

The Spring Meadow – This luxury bunch sees 21 stems including softly scented freesias, lisianthus, snapdragons and meadowy foliage, which will arrive in bud and bloom within 48 hours. And I think arranging the letterbox flowers is a gift in itself, too! This bouquet is £39, or £29 with this link.

So whether you’re treating a dog mum, your own mum, or someone who has been like a mum to you this Mother’s Day, these are some great dog-friendly options that will brighten their day.

And if you want to make a donation to the Blue Cross Animal Charity – click here and your money will go towards transforming the lives of pets that need your help the most.