Flowers are always a lovely treat to give or receive, either to celebrate a special occasion or to simply brighten a grey (or freezing!) day and bring a smile to someone’s face. I like to treat myself to a bunch from Columbia Road Flower Market every now and then or sometimes from my local M&S, but you can’t beat the excitement of receiving a delicious box full on your doorstep. So when Appleyard London offered to send one of their luxurious bouquets before the end of last year you can imagine I jumped at the opportunity.
I mentioned in my new year post that I was hoping to find the best services in London, so as you can always find a reason to buy flowers (and Valentine’s Day is less than a month away…) I thought I’d share my review and a great discount for readers!
Appleyard is a luxury flower delivery company with a passion for boutique floral design. I was asked to select a bouquet from their range of valentines flowers and chose ‘True Romance’, mainly because I loved the mix of bright pink calla lilies and sumptuous red roses. Just after lunch there was a knock and a box arrived on the doorstep.
The bouquet was well-packaged with flowers kept fed with by sources within a sturdy base (rather than those precarious water pouches).
But what you’re probably most interested in is the flowers…
A stunning mix don’t you think?
I’m terrible at following instructions but with something so luxurious I thought I should follow the tips handily printed on the back of the message card.
Then took pleasure in putting them in my bedroom.
Who could resist getting up close to these beauties?
Appleyard guarantee that their flowers will stay fresh for 7 days and after a week they were still looking pretty fine.
The alstroemeria in buds on arrival had bloomed into something rather lovely.
And the roses still looked as sumptuous as the day they arrived.
The calla lilies still standing tall.
I think what I liked most about this particular bouquet is that it was a rich and full with an element of wildness to stop it from being too formal. But I think if I had my choice again I’d like the ‘Goddess’ for its pure beauty.
I definitely think Appleyard’s design, packaging and quality reflect its boutique image, setting it apart from high street offerings. If you want to send someone something a luxurious and a treat to last the week (and a little longer), I’d take a look at their collection.
And if I’ve tempted you to treat yourself or another I’m excited to share a great discount!! By entering the code BLOG40 at the checkout you can get 40% discount on your bouquet order (excluding flowers by post).
I was given this bouquet as a gift from Appleyard. As ever all opinions are my own.