Best Online Trader by IIA

Best Online Trader
Lamber de Bie Flowers


We’re shortlisted by the Irish Internet Association for best online trader.

PLEASE follow the link and VOTE for us.


Best Irish Shop and Website 2011

Lamber de Bie Flowers nominated for two awards



Retail Excellence Ireland :

” We joined Retail Excellence Ireland almost 10 years ago when they started off as “Crest”. We brought many of our  team to the training courses organised by Retail excellence Ireland, these courses as well as the mystery shoppers and annual Retail Excellence Awards are a continuous motivation for all of us in offering our customers just that little bit more than they have already become to expect from us. The owner-network meetings are day we never miss – I always leave full of enthusiasm with new ideas and most of all with the confirmation that we as retailers all face the same challenges. As a retailer I am very grateful that Retail Excellence Ireland is constantly bringing the attention of our government to the needs of the Irish Retailers. Together we do have a voice as retailers. ”

Lamber de Bie – Lamber de Bie Flowers

It is with great pride that I learn today that we are nominated in the shortlist for two awards this year.

Lamber de Bie Flowers is nominated for the 2011 award for best store of the year as well as the website is nominated for the best e-commerce web site of 2011

For a full list of all the nominated Irish stores and Irish e-commerce sites go to

Today, once again I am very proud of the complete team making Lamber de Bie Flowers the success it is continuing to be for over 10 years now.

We at Lamber de Bie Flowers are also proud that Lamber de Bie Flowers is the only florist in the top 100 retail shops in Ireland as well as being the only florist e-commerce site in the top 100 Irish websites.

Further assessment will be conducted on each of the Top100 stores and top 20 e-commerce sites and we will have to wait untill November to find out the overall winner of best shop in Ireland and best Irish E-Commerce site.

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day Flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers

At Lamber de Bie Flowers we’re ready for Valentine’s Day.

Interflora Florists Waterford ready for Valentines Day
Interflora Florists from Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford ready for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days in a florists calender. This is no different for the team of Lamber de Bie Flowers. Before the Valentine’s Bouquets arrive on Valentines Day morning to the home or desk of our customers loved ones, there is a lot of work to be done.

It starts immediately after we’re all back to normal after the new years celebrations are over with the first planning. Lamber de Bie and his team of qualified Inteflora florists sit down to plan the upcoming Valentines Day. From planning for what variety of roses they will offer to their customers this year, to designing the Lamber de Bie Signature Valentines Bouquet down to what vases, teddy bears to buy and what wrapping they will be using.

Soon thereafter the Valentines gift wrapping, vases, teddy bears and handmade chocolates are ordered and over the following weeks the team of florists start with preparing the luxury gift wraps for what Lamber de Bie Flowers is well known; Everything, Always Perfect – Even on the busiest day of the year, is their motto.

Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers getting ready for Valentines Day
Interflora Florist at Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford getting ready for Valentines Day

In the photo above; Mashy and Baiba showing off the magnificent Grand Prix Red Roses as well as the Beautiful white Avalanche roses and bright pink Aqua roses. This photo was taken in the flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Superquinn Centre on the Tramore Road in Waterford.

You can contact the florists at 051-379440 or email to


Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers
Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford & Kilkenny


Lamber de Bie Flowers have three flower shops. one flower shop in Kilkenny and two flower shops in Waterford, Ireland.

The company that has build up a name of providing top quality flowers and floral displays with the biggest smile and best service possible for all their customers always. This is the reason that Lamber de Bie flowers has become the choice florist for many over the past more than ten years.


The Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford
The Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Ardkeen Quality Foodstore, Waterford

In the photo above; Tanja and Margaret preparing some roses for a early Valentines delivery.. This photo was taken in the flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Ardkeen Quality Foodstore on the Dunmore Road in Waterford.

You can contact the florists at 051-844848 or email to



Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny
Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny ready for Valentines Day


Isolde and Sally in the Kilkenny flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers on the Ormonde Street, Kilkenny can be contacted at 056-7770161 or by email at

Valentine's Roses Online
Valentine's Roses Online from Lamber de Bie Flowers


The choice of, only the best, roses available for Valentines Day at any of the Lamber de Bie Flowers stores will be the exact, top quality only, flowers you can expect if you order from the Florist Website from Lamber de Bie Flowers;


Valentine's Day Flowers
Valentine's Day Flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford & Kilkenny.

It is not only red roses that can be found on Valentines Day as trends many people like to choose the amazing Amaryllis flowers as in the photo above or a bouquet of tulips as in the photo below.

Valentines Tulip Bouquet Available Online
Valentines Tulip Bouquet Available Online from

On behalf of all the team of Lamber de Bie Flowers, both those you will meet in our stores but also those working behind the screens and their team of drivers, would like to wish you all:

A Wonderful Happy Valentine’s Day


Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny and Waterford
Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny and Waterford looking forward to Valentines Day

Luxury Flowers Online

Luxury Flowers Online

from by Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.

Luxury Pink Calla Lilies in Vase
Luxury Pink Calla Lily Bouquet in Vase

More people are looking for Luxury Flowers Online. Over the past years more and more people are looking for very special bouquets. When sending flowers online it often means that you can not be there yourself to tell your loved ones how much you care.

Luxury Tulip Vase bouquet
Luxury Tulip Bouquet in Glass Vase

In order to feel confident that your message of love, care or sympathy is delivered correctly on time and with flowers as you ordered them of the best quality.

At Lamber de bie Flowers we offer a guarantee being a established retail florist with flower shops for more than ten years now. Lamber de Bie Flowers offers it’s customers confidence trough the fact that co-founder, owner and creative director studied for seven years in one of Holland’s best floral collages to achieve the title of Dutch Master Florist.

Luxury Flower Arrangement Online
Luxury Orchid and Rose Arrangement

At Lamber de bie Flowers, with their association to Interflora Worldwide and Interflora UK we have access to the latest new developments in the flower business. Lamber also travels to Holland regular to keep up to date with new developments in the world of flowers.

Luxury Purple Orchid and Rose Vase
Luxury Purple Orchids and Rose Vase

At lamber de Bie Flowers we have added a selection of luxury flowers to our online flower website;

Luxury Bird of Paradise Arrangement in Glass Vase
Luxury Bird of Paradise Display in Glass Vase



Designer Flowers Online
Luxury Designer Flowers Online


Mistletoe berries from the European Mistletoe


The name was originally applied to Viscum Album(European Mistletoe, Santalaceae), the only species native in Great Britain and much of Europe. Later the name was further extended to other related species, including Phoradendron serotinum (the Eastern Mistletoe of eastern North America, also Santalaceae). European Mistletoe is readily recognized by its smooth-edged oval evergreen leaves borne in pairs along the woody stem, and waxy white berries in dense clusters of 2 to 6. In America, the Eastern Mistletoe is similar, but has shorter, broader leaves and longer clusters of 10 or more berries. In the United States, Phoradendron flavescens is commercially harvested for Christmas decorations, as is Viscum album in Europe.

Mistletoe plants grow on a wide range of host trees, and commonly reduce their growth but can kill them with heavy infestation. Viscum album can parasitise more than 200 tree and shrub species. Almost all mistletoes are paracites.(A parasitic plant is one that derives some or all of its sustenance from another plant.), bearing evergreen leaves, and using the host mainly for water and mineral nutrients.

Most mistletoe seeds are spread by birds, In Europe mainly by the Mistle Trush.

Mistletoe was often considered a pest that kills trees and devalues natural habitats, but was recently recognized as an ecological keystone species, an organism that has a disproportionately pervasive influence over its community. A broad array of animals depend on mistletoe for food, consuming the leaves and young shoots, transferring pollen between plants, and dispersing the sticky seeds. The dense evergreen “witches brooms”formed by the dwarf mistletoes (Arceuthobium species) of western North America also make excellent locations for roosting and nesting of the Northern Spotted Owl among others.

European mistletoe, Viscum album, figured prominently in Greek Mythology. In cultures across pre-Christian Europe, mistletoe was seen as a representation of divine male essence (and thus romance, fertility and vitality), possibly due to a resemblance between the berries and semen.

Wedding Bouquet of Lamber de Bie Flowers

Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, though such use was rarely alluded to until the 18th century. Viscum albumis is the Mistletoe used in Europe whereas Phoradendron serotinum is used in North America.

American Mistletoe

According to custom, the mistletoe must not touch the ground between its cutting and its removal as the last of Christmas greens; it may remain hanging through the year, often to preserve the house from lightning or fire, until it was replaced the following Christmas Eve. The tradition has spread throughout the English-speaking world but is largely unknown in the rest of Europe.

According to Christmas custom, any two people who meet under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Skandinavian norign and is found in history as early as 1820.

“The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases.”

Mistletoe leaves and young twigs are used by herbalists, and it is popular in Europe, especially in Germany, for treating circulatory and respiratory system problems. Use of mistletoe extract in the treatment of cancer, however clinical evidence does not support claims of anti-cancer effect for mistletoe extract.

The sticky juice of mistletoe berries was used as adhesive to trap small animals or birds. In South Africa it is called “Bird lime” in English and voelent in Afrikaans. A handful of ripe fruits are chewed until sticky, and the mass is then rubbed between the palms of the hands to form long extremely sticky strands which are then coiled around small thin tree branches where birds perch. When a bird lands on this it gets stuck to the branch and is then easy to catch by hand.

Lamber de Bie.

Christmas Flower Selection now available online

Christmas Flower Selection now available from

15 November 2010

Christmas Flower Selection now available online from our online florists web site

Have a look at the full selection of Christmas flowers, Christmas bouquets, Christmas arrangements, Christmas plants and many more Christmas gifts by going to the following link:

At Lamber de Bie Flowers we guarentee perfect fresh flower gifts for the festive Christmas season. All our florists working with Lamber de Bie Flowers in our flower shops in Waterford, Ireland as well as in Kilkenny Ireland are ready to create their best floral Christmas gifts for you this festive season.

On our online florists website you will fine a large selection of floral Christmas gifts in a range of different prices.  Hand-tied bouquets are available from as little as €35 including a clear glass vase. You will also fine an area of the most luxurious Christmas bouquets.

We also offer a range of Christmas baskets in wintery whites as well as the more traditional christmas flower basket in red and green.

As well as these Christmas bouquets and Christmas basket arrangements you will find a selection of gift plants on our e-commerce flower site such as the red Christmas plant, the Pointsettia. Each Pointsettia Christmas plant wil be giftwrapped in a luxury gift bag.

Ornamental Malus crab apples

All products you buy from come with the Lamber de Bie Flowers guarentee as can be found on our web site.

You can order flowers for the Christmas season for same day delivery in you buy flowers before 12 noon. You can send flowers to Waterford Ireland, Kilkenny Ireland, Nationwide Ireland and anywhere in the UK. For flower deliveries to any other country please contact us by telephone or email. We offer a flower delivery service that will cover almost worldwide.

We hope that you have fun browsing trough our selection of Christmas flowers and look forward to looking after your Christmas gifts.

Kilkenny Stores make it to Final Round of National Retail Awards

Kilkenny Stores make it to Final Round of National Retail Awards

■    Two businesses ranked in Ireland’s Top 50 Stores for 2010

Embargoed 8 November 2010 – Two local retail businesses in Co. Kilkenny have received national recognition at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2010 – the country’s largest and only dedicated retail industry awards. The award was presented on Saturday night by the Minister for Labour Affairs, Dara Calleary, T.D., at a gala event held at the Radisson Blu Galway. Hosted by TV and radio personality, Miriam O’Callaghan, the Awards were attended by more than 500 representatives of the retail industry in Ireland.

The award recipients in Co. Kilkenny were:

■    Lamber De Bie Flowers on Ormonde Street – runner up in the Best Small Store category; ranked 25 overall in Ireland’s Top 50 Retail Stores for 2010

■    Carraig Donn in MacDonagh Junction – runner up in Best Large Store category; ranked 26 in Ireland’s Top 50 Retail Stores for 2010


O’Briens Wine, Beer & Spirits on Sandymount Road in Dublin claimed the overall title of National Store of the Year 2010 while Topaz was named Best Employer and overall Company of the Year at the Awards, which seek out, recognise and reward those retailers deemed to deliver the highest standards in Ireland.  Applegreen won the award for Business Growth while O’Briens Wine, Beer & Spirits won Industry Leader.


Chairman of Retail Excellence Ireland, Kevin Jephson said: “When individual retail stores across Ireland submit an entry to these Awards they are signing up to a thorough and extensive competition process – one which collectively contributes to maintaining and raising the standards of Irish retailing to the benefit of businesses and consumers alike. It requires a big effort on the part of owners, managers and employees so I want to extend my thanks to all those who participated,” he said.


Chief Executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, David Fitzsimons, said: “This year we received more than 400 entries from every corner of Ireland so I want to congratulate these Kilkenny stores on their achievement. It is a big honour to receive this accolade and we hope that these stores will display their awards with pride,” he said.


Established 13 years ago by industry group, Retail Excellence Ireland, this Award scheme is the only one of its kind in the country, rewarding excellence across the entire breadth and depth of the retail industry and not just one particular sector.


The award process is based on a thorough store review conducted by a fully trained assessor, which is subsequently assessed by a panel of 10 independent judges who determine the top 50 retail stores in the country and ultimately select the final winners in each of 12 categories.


For more information on the award process or to see a full listing of award winners and Ireland’s Top 50 stores, log on to:

Retail Excellence Ireland is the not-for-profit organisation representing more than 580 companies – 8,500 retail stores – more than one third of the total store numbers in the Republic of Ireland. REI’s members collectively employ approximately 100,000 people across all retail sectors ranging from pharmacy and fashion, to grocery and homeware.





Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny


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