Did you know that it’s Grandparents’ Day on Sunday 4th October? No neither did I till Appleyard London got in touch and filled me in! Anyway, it’s the perfect excuse to show your parents that you appreciate everything they do for you and your little ones and that you wouldn’t change them for the world!
Now I’m all for a cheeky bunch of flowers from the supermarket but there are times which call for something a little more special. Appleyard London is a luxury flower delivery company born out of a passion for boutique floral design and I’ve been lucky enough to experience their service recently.
I was asked to choose a bouquet from the Grandparents Day range and specify when I’d like the delivery to arrived. I’d completely forgotten about the delivery till the postman knocked on the door with an enormous box. The Grandparents Day range starts at £35 through to £46 with a £7 delivery charge on top.
Although I thought all the bouquets were beautiful, I was particularly drawn to the beautiful bright colours of the Summer Coulis. I think I was feeling the pain of the darker mornings and the dreary, cloudy days we’re already experiencing this Autumn!
The bouquet is described as a “stunning and bright summer bouquet of cerise germini, vibrant wow and tara roses with blue agapnathus complemented by summer foliage.
I think sometimes it’s easy to be disappointed ordering flowers on line, to feel that they don’t really look the way you had expected after seeing the photos. I can safely say there was nothing disappointing about this bouquet.
It arrived carefully packaged in an enormous box, delivered by Royal Mail. Wrapped beautifully with the stems encased in a special box allowing them to remain moist.
The bouquet was arranged magnificently and, once the stems were trimmed, it was easy to pop into a vase retaining the shape in which it had been delivered. (I hate nothing more than losing the shape of an arrangement once I put them in my own vase!)
Now I must apologise that I don’t have an array of beautiful photos of my bouquet, when they arrived my kitchen was a complete mess (and in fairness still is) so I don’t think seeing them in situ was really going to do them any favours in this case. Anyway, they were stunning and got lots of compliments. I was really impressed that the arrangement lasted for a week before I started having to remove dying flowers and about a week and a half before I had to get rid of it completely.
If you’re considering having flowers delivered, I’m thrilled to be able to offer you a generous 33% discount on all orders at Appleyard London. Just use the code BLOG33 on any of the range of luxury bouquets excluding the flowers by post range. I know I’m going to be taking full advantage of the code over the coming months!
*Disclaimer – I was sent the bouquet free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain my own*