Bloom & Wild Flowers

As you know I love flowers;  ridiculously extravagant, excessively gorgeous, fresh flowers. My addiction peaked around our wedding, but has firmly remained, long after my beautiful hydrangeas finally gave up the ghost. So I was thrilled when I discovered that although I no longer  have the time to ponder in beautiful florists there is a solution: Bloom and Wild and their Letterbox flowers – GENIUS.

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So, the concept isn’t complicated. You order on-line, they send in a box that fits through your letterbox and bingo you get beautiful flowers delivered to you door! I was intrigued as to whether this was actually a reasonable alternative to a “real florists” – and I’m delighted to say, it definitely is.

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The website is super easy to use, I tried it on my mobile and it really was a doddle. You pick the bunch you’d like and then you have the option to add extras, like chocoates, or candles or bisucits (a nice touch). But I resisted the extras this time around and ordered an “Eleanor”and I awaited for my delivery.

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So, my order arrived on a Saturday (They deliver Tues – Sat as standard but you can pay a little extra for a Monday delivery). The delivery fitted through the letter box and landed on the mat with my morning post! Whoopee – first hurdle ably jumped. As someone who used to be out of the house at 7am and not return until at least 6pm I know how irritating it is to have parcels that can’t be delivered, or things left on the doorstep that go missing – no such issues here.

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I took my box and wondered if the flowers really were going to be lovely. I mean, honestly I was holding out much hope. They had after all been through the royal mail system – not in water, how was this ever going to work? I needn’t have worried they were in beautiful condition. Each stem was individually wrapped and you could tell they were excellent quality, the buds were still closed on the majority but , but it was looking good.

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For those that are worried they come with full instructions and a lovely key that tells you what’s in your bundle and there are also some excellent styling tips on the Bloom & Wild Blog.

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They were duly arranged and I was pleased, but being me, still slightly skeptical that perhaps the blooms wouldn’t open, or they’d die before they had a chance to open – wrong again! Over the next 2 days they began to bloom and looked beautiful.

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The lilies were the real star but the whole bunch looked gorgeous.

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The final photo here was taken 16 days after they arrived! So all in all I would highly recommend this service.

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This is a brilliant gift for a flower loving friend and even better is their subscription service. You can give this as a gift (subscriptions start from 3 months, where you can have weekly, fortnightly or monthly deliveries). I think a gift that deliveries into the future is such a great idea, so I will definitely be looking to use this for birthdays this year. Or why not indulge yourself? – go on you totally deserve it – or perhaps a quick hint around 14th February might go down well (this would be a fab Valentine’s gift).

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Do you subscribe to anything on a regular basis? I’d love to hear what people think of subscriptions as a gift, I’m still undecided, but the idea’s definitely growing on me! 

Thanks for popping by lovely people and we’ll be back very soon with some lovely Spring inspiration for you. 

 

Verity x

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