There is nothing more uplifting that a colourful and fragrant bunch of flowers, and I not only have a husband who buys them for special occasions, but often buys me them “just because“; I also like to buy them for myself, when I’m feeling down, because having them near me, makes me smile.
When it comes to special occasions like Mother’s Day, I love nothing more than giving a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to my mum, she’s super woman in my eyes, and she loves flowers just as much as I do. Appleyard London, sent me two large bouquets – one to review for you on my blog (keep reading for details of a discount code!), and the other to give to my lovely mum. They came, a few days before she was going into hospital for a hip replacement operation, and really perked her up.
The bouquet I picked out was called Scented Meadow, and was a stunning bouquet of esperance roses, peach avalanche roses, lilac eustoma and delicately scented pink alstroemeria. I loved the colours of the flowers, so pretty in pink and peach, and of course some purple flowers were there too ;) When they arrived they were definitely what I needed in my life, as it was a grey miserable day and I was feeling pretty low. I waited a day or so to take photos of them, and the bright sunshine gleaming through the window, made the arrangement, even more wonderful to look at.
I have reviewed flowers from Appleyard in the past, and my thoughts about the packaging for delivery were just the same then, as it is now. Not only were the flowers wrapped in cellophane as they would when buying in a florists, but they were also wrapped in a layer of protective bubble wrap which slipped off very easily when I removed the bouquet from the sturdy, generous sized box. The bouquet was held in place with a cardboard shelf at the bottom of the box, and the flowers were not going to go thirsty as they were sat in a hydration pot. A packet of flower food was taped to the bouquet, with instructions on how to care for the cut flowers.
The flowers that Appleyard use, are of the finest quality and they use seasonal heads and stems to ensure that they stay fresh for a minimum of 7 days. I’ve had my flowers now for nearly 2 weeks, and I’ve picked out a few that are past their best, but the alstromeria are still blooming wonderfully.
I don’t see how anyone could be disappointed with one of Appleyards bouquets, they are gorgeous to look at, beautifully arranged, and I can feel the love, care, and attention given to the bouquet.