Seriously, the wind is howling outside. The sky is ashen. My son has just spent the night in hospital. I have no decent food in the house. Today, I need a proper pick me up.
If you’re a regular reader (or you follow me on Instagram) you’ll know I’m lucky enough to have a garden, and one which the previous owner thoughtfully planted with delicious flowers and shrubs. I’ve continued planting, adding more colour and more wild flowers, as well as some fruit and vegetables too.
But this last weekend, I pruned back all my favourites, and the garden is a series of muddied streaks across the window as I type. I miss colour. I miss flowers in every receptacle my daughter can find. I miss her tiny posies and her huge stalks that she carefully arranges on the tables and shelves.
So when FlowerBe got in touch, I got quite cheerful. FlowerBe is a new, creative flower subscription that delivers beautifully curated selections of flowers to your door with a regular or on-demand service. The thing I love is that the flowers come loose, in un-arranged selections of flowers, in inspiring combinations of colours, form and scent. Then they arrive in a box with a booklet bursting with ideas and inspiration, which is perfect for me and Tibbs as we love a challenge.
FlowerBe offers a fully flexible service and you can choose to sign up for regular deliveries or you can order on demand as required. If you change your mind, that’s no problem, you can also change your options each month to suit your style. Each monthly theme offers three flower selections to choose from: tall, short or a market selection. A tall selection is £30, a short selection is £26, and a market special is £22. I think that’s very reasonable for some well-chosen blooms.
I love the idea of being able to arrange the flowers as if we picked them ourselves, and even mix and match them with things from our garden.
I’m quite looking forward to receiving my first delivery, as there’s some lovely seasonal reds and foliage that I can bring in from outside.
I also think a subscription to FlowerBe would make a cracking Christmas gift, I love subscription boxes in general, as gifts. I got subscriptions for my Dad to Cure and Simple (for bacon!) last year and to Me My Suit and Tie for my husband and it worked a treat.
Do you have any that you would recommend?