Is there anything more lovely than beautiful fresh flowers?! My little London flat doesn’t have a garden so I like to bring the great outdoors inside with a vase or two of pretty blooms to jazz up my rooms and make them smell amazing. The other week the babes at Appleyard London sent me a stunning bouquet of luxury flowers* to brighten up my home AND gave me a 33% off discount code (given below) so you can enjoy them at a snip of the price too. Thanks guys!
There’s something very special about being given flowers and my boyfriend is a real babe and usually brings me home a big bouquet on special occasions thanks Toto! I’ve never received a flower delivery though so it was very exciting when my Appleyard London delivery arrived. I was really impressed at the HUGE box they arrived in which kept them nice and secure and meant I could transport them home on the bus easily, without bashing them about or the wind getting to them.
When I got them home I opened the box and was so excited to see all the different colours and flowers making up the Summer Coulis Bouquet – cerise germini, vibrant wow and tara roses with blue agapanthus and bright green foliage. Look how pretty! I took them out of the box and followed the instructions within, cutting about an inch off the stems, removing any leaves which would sit below the water line in the vase and mixed the plant food into the water before arranging my flowers.
I really loved that whilst lots of my flowers had already bloomed, several had not, which my mum taught me is always the best thing to pick when buying flowers as they’ll last longer and you get the pleasure of seeing your bouquet bloom over the next few days. It really was lovely to see the flowers open up and grow over the course of the week and it was such a treat to come home and see such bright colours in my living room everyday. I made sure to follow the instructions and changed the water in my vase as the week went on and continued to remove any leaves or flowers which had begun to die. My bouquet lasted about a week and a half which I thought was really good as often I’ve had flowers in the past which haven’t lasted more than 5 days, and Appleyard London boasts a 7 day freshness guarantee.
*Thanks so much to Appleyard London for sending me their beautiful Summer Coulis bouquet, and for offering me a 33% discount code to share with emsypickle readers. BLOG33 has no expiration date and is valid on all bouquets of flowers, excluding the “By Post” range, All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.
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