Lillies, Roses & Peonies from Debenhams Flowers.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


It’s true, I’ve become one of those people that loves fresh flowers in their home. Something I used to think was a waste of money has now become a fornightly ritual. It’s usually every other Friday, I’ll walk through the front door with a fresh bunch to put somewhere in the flat. Be it a bunch of Tulips, or something really simple like a mix of carnations. Without fail there will be some burst of colour making its way into our home in some form! This week however was different. On Saturday I had a flower delivery courtesy of Debenhams Flowers. They had got in contact asking if I fancied picking a bouquet from their Summer Flowers range. Obviously now being one of those people who buys flowers, I said yes and had a little browse online to see which style I would like.

The flowers pictured are actually my 2nd bouquet from them. I originally chose the Vintage Bouquet which included Hydrangeas, Roses and Calla Lillies. Mainly being that these were blooms featured in my wedding flowers nearly two years ago. Unfortunately the condition of the flowers began to deteriorate rather quickly which was rather disappointing. Whether I got a dodgy selection of flowers, or they were without water too long in transit I do not know. But they werent going to be looking fresh for at least 7 days like the website states. With that being said, I cannot fault the response from Debenhams when I contacted them to let them know. I received a prompt reply the following day a & although I was being sent these without any charge, they informed me that they treat all complaints/comments very seriously whether you are a blogger or a paying customer. By way of apology they offered to send me another bouquet of my choice. It's good to know that if you do have an issue with a bouquet you purchase they will do what they can to rectify the issue. So even though that little blip could make you a bit wary of using them, I know they would do what they can to make things right again and in a timely manner.

After spotting so many people instagraming their beautiful bunches of Peonies all over Instagram, I felt inspired to pick a bouquet that included them for my 2nd bunch. In the end I decided on the Lillies, Roses & Peonies bouquet (White Peonies also featured in my  wedding bouquet!)  Fortunately this arrangement had survived the journey and were looking beautiful and fresh when they arrived. Some of the flowers had not yet bloomed, so I knew I had a good length of time of them looking great, a much better start than the previous bouquet! They flowers arrive securely placed in a large cardboard box, this ensures minimum damage and keeps them from getting squashed in transit. All bouquets come wrapped in white tissue paper as you can see from the image above. Making them a great idea for a gift for someone, it's more aesthetically pleasing than the plain cellophane some flowers are wrapped in. 

 Like I said buying flowers online isn’t really something that had crossed my mind before as convenience wise it was easy to pop into a shop to get some new blooms, however I'm liking the idea of treating myself every so often with a special bouquet. It’s also a good alternative if you have a friend of relative who does not live nearby who you want to send a nice bouquet to as a treat or even a birthday gift. With Debenhams flowers offering next day flower delivery seven days a week, it’s also ideal for those boyfriends or husbands who have forgotten important dates like birthdays or anniversaries! Ha! If big fancy bouquets aren’t your thing then there’s also the option of purchasing smaller bouquets of the classics in their Flowers by post range. These retail for around the £20 mark, with the option of various beautiful bouquets featuring flowers such as Lilllies, Roses, Sunflowers and gerberas. These would make a great pick me up or even a nice gift for a friend.

As a treat to my readers, I have a 25% discount code that you can use should you want to purchase some beautiful blooms from the website. – Unfortunately this cannot be used on the bouquets from the Flowers by post range, however there are  some equally stunning options in the summer flowers range which my bouquet is part of.  Use the code DFBLOG25.

Do you purchase flowers online or would you rather pick them up yourself in store?

Much Love,