Review: Appleyard Flowers

If you follow me on social media you’ll know I LOVE flowers – I’m a little obsessed with taking and posting photos of blooms I’ve found on my travels. They brighten my day – and my followers say they’ve brightened theirs, too.

The love of flowers has continued to Hugo’s garden, too. I’m proud of how vibrant it looks, and how it is flourishing. I take pleasure in taking new fresh flowers every week – and the brighter the better.

So when Appleyard Flowers got in touch to offer a bouquet to review, I was delighted. After much deliberation I chose the stunning Harmony bouquet (standard size), featuring white freesia, memory lane lilac roses, purple trachelium with ornithogalum and avalanche roses. It appealed to me because it features lots of purple (my favourite colour!) and I love the fragrance of freesias.

The flowers arrived courtesy of a very cheerful delivery man early on the appointed day (no frustrating hanging around!).

I was very impressed at how well the flowers were packaged to protect the fragile blooms. They were upright, safe within a clever sleeve made of bubble wrap, in a robust cardboard box.

The sturdy box the flowers arrived in.

The sturdy box the flowers arrived in.

Carefully removing the flowers from their packaging, I was greeted by an array of beautiful lilac, purple, and white. The memory lane roses are a stunning shade of lilac; a very subtle, almost dusky hue, complemented by the deep purple of the trachelium and the white avalanche roses and freesia.

The flowers in the box.

The flowers in the box.

All of the freesia in my bouquet had yet to open, and bloomed over the next few days. I was greeted with the most divine fragrance whenever I went in the room the flowers were in.

Close-up of the bouquet, still in its wrapping.

Close-up of the bouquet, still in its wrapping.

Sitting on my dining table.

Sitting on my dining table.

An added surprise bonus was that this bouquet comes with Belgian chocolates. I love chocolate as much as I love flowers but I was so distracted by the beauty of the flowers when making my selection I had managed to miss the fact chocolates were included! The chocolates are beautifully gift-wrapped, including two layers of goodies including fruit and chocolate creme centres. I shared them with my other half, and we agreed all the chocolates we tried (neither of us like coffee, so we left the tiramisu ones).

Belgian chocolates, beautifully wrapped.

Belgian chocolates, beautifully wrapped.

The chocolates before they were scoffed.

The chocolates before they were scoffed.

I made sure to follow the care instructions provided with the flowers, and they lasted a week, which I was impressed by.

The flowers four days after they arrived - the freesias are in full bloom, while the roses are still doing well.

The flowers four days after they arrived – the freesias are in full bloom, while the roses are still doing well.

Beautiful freesias. Their scent was divine.

If you are planning to send flowers to someone – for a birthday, anniversary, celebration, or just because, I can highly recommend Appleyard Flowers.

And if you need a further excuse to spoil someone (or yourself!) with some flowers, I have this very generous 33% discount off Appleyard’s range of luxury bouquets to offer all my lovely readers.

To claim your discount quote use the code BLOG33 when you check out.

There is no time limit for this fabulous discount (But please note the Flowers by Post range is excluded from the offer).

Tempted?

For more information please visit Appleyard’s site (be warned, you will find choosing a challenge!). You can send flowers seven days a week…so there really is no excuse to not spoil someone!

Disclosure: I was sent this bouquet in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

 

2 Comments on Review: Appleyard Flowers

  1. Kim Carberry
    August 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm (2 years ago)

    They are just gorgeous flowers….I won a bouquet a few months ago and they were just stunning! I love how they were packaged x
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    • Leigh
      August 30, 2015 at 6:42 am (2 years ago)

      Ooh lucky you! They’re beautiful flowers aren’t they, and so well packaged xx

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