Date: 2018-02-11 03:16
W e received: An interesting and cheerful bouquet of bright pink spray roses, roses and white Arabian starflowers. Dark pink bouvardia and bouvardia added depth and character.
D elivery: Through the post in a large, non-letterbox-friendly box. I found it on my doorstep - a delight, but I live in a very safe block of flats.
Information: Two attractive cards stating what you’ve been sent and clear instructions on its needs for the next six months. The clearest of the lot.
Delivery: By van, direct from Freddie’s Flowers. They claim they’ll leave the box somewhere safe. In this case, it was with my friendly neighbour after my address had got lost in translation.
Verdict: This was a really elegant and tasteful bunch of flowers. I was impressed by the colours and blooms used and they lasted a long time. The abundant packaging felt extravagant, though, and it would be annoying to have to wait in for a courier.
Verdict: Sprout London offers good value surprises in pleasing packaging. I think if I’d signed up for houseplants and didn’t have outdoor space, I’d be a little underwhelmed by the sweet pea seeds, which can be challenging to germinate for beginners.
Packaging: This was a ready-to-go bouquet, tastefully wrapped in cellophane and white tissue with stem ends in a little sealed tub of water. The whole lot came in a cardboard box, which amounted to rather a lot of packaging. On the plus side, these went straight into a vase and looked stunning - no arrangement needed.
H ow long did they last for? They looked lovely for a week, but not much more. The bouvardia was looking a little peaky towards the end of the seven days.
We received: A beautiful and tasteful bouquet of white chrysanthemum, dusky pink roses, purple spray and eucalyptus leaves.
They say: A monthly surprise exclusive package of a unusual and beautiful plant, in handmade pot or plant related accessories