There’s something special about having fresh flowers in your home. Flowers bring touches of nature and the outside in, they provide a seasonal update, some are gorgeously scented and they can tone with, or contrast against, your interior decor. If you’re a fan of buying fresh flowers, then the chances are you’ll love Freddies Flowers.
Freddie’s Flowers specialises in offering regular deliveries of fresh cut flowers straight to your front door. The company was started in London by Freddie who has a passion for all things floral (he is the son of florists, after all) and it’s grown to become a company delivering fresh flowers throughout the UK. They offer weekly flower deliveries, so you can be sure you’ll always have a fresh new floral arrangement in your home, and on the same day each week. Although it’s a form of subscription box, you’re not tied in, and can skip a week or two as you wish.
We received a bunch of Freddie’s Flowers to try out. They arrived in a big long box – bigger than expected, and definitely not a box that would fit through a letterbox, so you need to either be in or ensure you have somewhere they can be left safely. Inside, there was a welcome booklet, a guide to the flowers and, underneath the flower stems themselves.
The flowers were carefully wrapped in brown paper and tied with string – just like you’d buy them straight from a market. Most of the flowers arrived still in bud, which was great, with the premise that they’d gradually open up over the coming days. The guide to the flowers in the box was nicely produced and clearly gave information about each of the flowers included.
What helped make Freddie’s Flowers stand out from other flower delivery companies is that they provide no end of tips and ideas for arranging your flowers. Often you receive a bunch of flowers and if you don’t have much clue about how to arrange them properly, they never look as good in your vase as you’d hope. Freddie’s Flowers provide a great guide with insider flower arranging tips and tricks, which is included in your box as well as on their website.
The leaflet in the box is specifically tailored to the flowers you receive and there’s a step-by-step guide to styling the bunch. They even cover the best type of vase to use to support each type of flower. n this case, as there were lots of ‘strong, structural steams with flowers that need room to open up’, they recommended using a vase that was about half the size of the lilies.
In addition, if you’re someone who finds it easier to learn when watching someone else do it first, there are videos you can watch that highlight how to arrange different types of flowers for the best effect. For example:
The colour theme of the box was mostly white and green, with a gentle hint of purple from the Limonium, or ‘sea lavender’. Although the flowers were largely in bud when they arrived, the lilies soon began to open up in the next few days to produce a stunning display.
Here are the lilies close up:
We did remove some of the stamens as the flowers opened, to avoid the pollen dropping everywhere.
The flowers came with two sachets of flower food, so there was enough to add another lot on the first change of water. The flowers have lasted really well, which was no doubt helped by receiving them in bud. The normal price is £22 per box, which seems like a reasonable price for the amount of flowers you receive.
For the person who loves flowers, but doesn’t always get the chance to get out to a good florist and buy their own, it’s the perfect solution. At this time of year, it’s definitely a good gift idea too and there’s something fun about having a surprise arrival of flowers at the door.
If you’d like to try Freddie’s Flowers and have a regular supply of fresh flowers in your home, we’ve got a special offer available for readers of Fresh Design Blog. To get 50% off your first two boxes of flowers – that’s just £11 per box – use the code, “FDBFF11” at checkout. www.freddiesflowers.com
(Disclosure: We were sent a box of flowers to try, but all views and opinions are our own)