Spring landed firmly on my doorstep this week with a giant bunch of heavenly scented narcissi, from the nice people over at The Blue Box Flower Company, who are based on The Scilly Isles. Narcissi must be some of the best value for money scented flowers available, they are never super-costly and their perfume fills a room, even from a small bunch. This beautiful 50 stemmed bouquet – from the standard collection -filled three vases and had us swooning with the heady fugg of fragrance throughout the house.
Have you ever been to the Scilly Isles? it’s a magical place and the whole idea of being surrounded by fields and fields of golden, head-bobbing daffodils sounds desperately romantic to me. This week, I’d like to be a flower grower. Actually the reality of this is not quite so rosy, if you look at the company’s blog, you’ll see the alarming conditions the islands suffered -being surrounded by seas featuring 40ft waves on all sides- during the recent gales. Eek. Luckily the flowers grew regardless.
The company has just revamped its website and repackaged the way it delivers and sells the flowers and it wanted to highlight how it is now incorporating other local products -like Scilly Isles made scented candles and soaps and Cornish chocolates -into the mix. The Mother’s Day selection -from £28 – looks very nice indeed (ahem, in case anyone from my family is reading) but aren’t these boxed flowers a great idea for thank you presents? Or birthday’s or ‘miss you’ presents.
I always think that narcissi are great gender-neutral flowers, there’s something about them that appeals to both men and women, perhaps its their cheerful disposition, you can’t help but be upllfted by them.
The bunches start at £22, which for a beautifully wrapped and boxed bouquet delivered to your door is brilliant value.
I love the way you get a hand written note to tell you exactly which types of narcissi you have in your bunch and whose farm it came from, mine were grown by Mr May. A lovely local touch.