Lately, one thing has been really helping to banish my Monday blues.
It is not just the promise of a good Netflix boxset (I’m currently obsessed with Peaky Blinders and The End of the F**king world) but my weekly Monday flower delivery from the wonderful Freddie’s Flowers.
Freddie’s Flowers are a flower subscription service that deliver fresh, seasonal flowers to your door on the same day each week. For £22 each time, they will deliver not only across London but also across mainland UK. (For someone originally from a small industrial town in the Midlands, this made me very happy to hear!)
Freddie’s Flowers kindly invited me to trial their boutique flower service and sent me a weekly bouquet every Monday throughout January. I came to look forward to these deliveries so much that I wanted to share a full review here, for anyone thinking of treating themselves – or perhaps their mum for upcoming Mother’s Day!
WHO ARE FREDDIE’S FLOWERS AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
Freddie’s Flowers deliver weekly bouquets of fresh flowers to your door for £22 a pop.
They are a London based florist that deliver weekly bouquet boxes by hand, both in London and across mainland UK. (As the flowers aren’t sent through the post, you must make sure there is somewhere safe for the team to leave the box).
The bunch is different each week depending on the best flowers that season. Even though you can’t choose from a variety of options like you can from a regular florist, I liked being surprised each week and learning about new flowers and arrangements.
Payment for the flowers is taken on the day they are due to arrive and you are able to pause and freeze deliveries if you are going to be away.
HOW DO THE FLOWERS ARRIVE?
The flowers arrive in a large cardboard box, that arrives to your door on the same weekday each week. You don’t have to be in to receive them however if you won’t be in, make sure to alert the FF team to a safe place to leave the box, as it definitely won’t go through a standard letterbox!
Each individual flower is lain flat in the box and kept secure in brown paper and string, with Freddie’s own flower food alongside.
What I loved most of all was the creative instructions card that accompanies each delivery, which details each of the flowers, teaches you how to artfully display each bunch and also suggests the best vase types to display them in. Such a lovely, unique touch.
WHAT BOUQUETS DID I RECEIVE?
Over four weeks, I received a wide selection of bouquets, from sunshine yellow lilies, forsythia and waxflowers to white roses and snapdragons.
HOW LONG DO THE FLOWERS LAST?
Most of my bouquets lasted at least a week and some lasted for over 2 weeks! I found that when I followed the instructions to change the water and flower food every few days and to regularly trim the stems, this really did help to prolong their life.
In fact, the flowers lasting so long was sometimes a bit of a problem, as we only own 2 vases and needed new containers to display each weekly flower delivery!
I don’t believe FF have a way to change the number of deliveries yet but perhaps in the future, fortnightly or monthly flower options would be a good idea, for people who don’t always need flowers every week.
I think Freddies Flowers is a beautiful flower delivery service. Even though I’m not sure if I would need weekly deliveries for every week of the year, during my month trial I realised how much they helped to brighten up my Mondays and how I really looked forward to coming home to the box on my doorstep. I also enjoyed learning about a wider range of flowers and how to display them.
The main downside I saw to the service was that the flowers are only sent in the weekdays and if you don’t have anywhere safe for the florist to leave them at home or a neighbour who can collect for you, it would be very difficult to get the delivery. Especially as they arrive in pretty big boxes!
However if this is not a problem and you would like floral treats for yourself or a subscription gift for a loved one (it is coming up to Mother’s Day after all) then you might want to consider giving Freddie’s Flowers a try. They were bloomin’ lovely.