Review: Serenata Flowers Summer Bouquet

This summer hasn’t been much to write home about. I think we’ve had a handful of nice sunny days and the rest in Manchester at least has been cloudy, windy drizzly. We all need a bit of summery sunshine in our lives, even if we have to magic that up ourselves. Today was one of those miserable, grey June days. I trudged home from work in the rain, opened the door and waiting for me was a huge box emblazoned with the words “Serenata Flowers”. I knew I’d had a little bit of summer sent to me.

Opening up the box I was blown away by the flowers I’d been sent. The Deluxe Sunshine Splendour bouquet (current price £39.98) was a huge bouquet of 4 glorious sunflowers; with 6 delicate white roses, 5 lovely chrysanthemums and a mixture of white alstromeria and stunning blue limonium. This really was sunshine in a vase.

Serenata Flowers

The bouquet from Serenata Flowers arrived in tip-top condition. It was well packaged and came with the stems in a little pot which kept them fresh and watered. My Sunshine Splendour bouquet came with a sachet of liquid plant food, it was prettily wrapped in cellophane and tissue paper, and came with a little gift card from the sender. It is something which would delight any lucky recipient.

Serenata Flowers offer free standard delivery and have a huge and seasonal range of bouquets and gifts such as balloons, cakes and chocolate. The bouquets start at just £19.99, with free standard delivery, which I think is really good value. The flowers I received were excellent quality, as fresh as a daisy and just stunning.

It really was a cheery bunch of summer in a vase. Flowers always make my heart glad, and these did not disappoint.

Serenata Flowers

Disclosure: We were sent this bouquet by Serenata Flowers for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Beautiful Festive Flowers from Floric

There’s only one thing I love more than buying fresh flowers for my home, that’s being sent fresh flowers as a nice surprise, just because someone wants to see the smile on my face when I receive them. Pre-child we always had a bouquet of lovely flowers on our mantelpiece, a little floral pick-me-up every time I walked past them. Sadly these days floral gifts seem to be reserved for special occasions, but I hope that this might change in the near future.

In December, before the decorations go up (absolutely no earlier than the 16th in our house), I do always get a lovely bouquet of festive flowers for the table, just to ease us in gently to the season. This year was no exception, on 5th December a beautiful bouquet of 24 beautiful red tulips from online florists Floric were delivered to my door.


The flowers arrived carefully packaged and protected in a box. They were beautifully arranged with some matching red festive sizal wrap and came with two sachets of flower food and a gift card. The tulips weren’t open on arrival, but once in a vase and after 24 hours in my house they started to open up. In another day or so these tulips are going to be stunning.


I think it’s always wonderful to receive flowers, but I think they’re especially nice to receive in the run up to Christmas. These Christmas tulips from Floric are just £24.99 and delivery is free. They also have other styles of bouquet in their Christmas range, so there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

With my vase of 24 beautiful red Christmas tulips adorning my table, I can’t help but start feeling a little bit more Christmassy each day. They’re a lovely, cheery thing to receive, either as a gift, or a token of appreciation to the Mum, Auntie, Sister or Grandma who helps make Christmas extra special each year.

Note: I was sent these beautiful flowers from Floric free of charge for review purposes. All images and opinions are my own.