Fresh flowers delivered to your door from Bloomon

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One of my long time fantasies is to have a garden big enough to pick fresh flowers from. But my postage stamp of a back yard has only enough space for a few herbs and the odd succulent, meaning I have to visit my local florist every week for my flower fix, and in London that doesn’t come cheap. But I think I may have found a new alternative.

Bloomon is a brand new flower delivery service whose flowers come directly from their own growers, meaning that once your flowers are picked they are delivered directly to your door. The subscription based service is super simple to use – you choose your size of the bunch, how often you want them and the delivery location and off you go – they even deliver in the evenings.

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Prices are as above and the flowers look contemporary and seasonal – I just signed up for my first bunch so I’ll let you know how they look when they arrive.

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12 Comments

  • sue evans says:

    That’s one of the things I do miss about living in London — flowers. French florists, at least out of the major cities, are stuck in the dark ages and don’t seem to know anything but pot plants, chrysanths and those awful mixed bunches with a bit of gyp for decoration. These look lovely (if a bit sparse for the money) so it would be good to hear your comments !

  • Claire Broughton says:

    Just listening to a feature on Woman’s Hour about women selling themselves for as little as £10 just to survive while I’m looking at these beautiful flowers. Not a criticism – just thinking, funny old world.
    Love your blog, read it every day!

  • Jan says:

    Better still find a local independent florist and buy your flowers there. I bet you’d get an amazing bunch for £20.00 which is around the minimum cost from this company. Better eco too as no delivery involved

  • Susan H says:

    I’ve been using Freddie’s Flowers for the last year or two, we’re in SW18 but I think they now deliver across SW London and probably further afield. They deliver a box of fresh flowers weekly (they last well so we only get them fortnightly) for £20 with an arrangement suggestion. Some teething admin issues but they’re nice young people and it now seems to be working well. Such a pleasure to get an interesting selection of very fresh flowers regularly and directly to the door – brassica, big white roses and bupleurum this morning.

  • Anna says:

    It’s still far better for the environment, especially in a city, to avoid unnecessary vehicular journeys i.e. having stuff delivered. No good moaning about pollution, additional runways and fracking and then having fresh flowers delivered; especially fresh flowers which rely on an absence of pollution to survive. That does seem a tad ironic.

  • Jane says:

    I would much rather avoid the transport issue but sadly our local flower shops import all their flowers too
    J x

  • Jane says:

    sounds lovely I’ll check them out Susan
    Jx

  • Jane says:

    If only I could find a local florist that had only locally grown seasonal flowers – sadly even in Columbia road which is local to me – everything is flown in. This Sunday there were roses and tulips (?!!) on Columbia road!!
    A local service like Bloomon would be my ideal.
    J x

  • Jane says:

    Thanks Claire
    J x

  • Jane says:

    Will let you know Sue
    Hopefully you can grow your own now.
    J x

  • Anna says:

    I’m struggling to follow the conversation. If you read the back story on Bloomon’s website you’ll see that they also import their flowers from Holland. A high percentage of products in UK shops are imported whether that’s fruit, clothes, furniture, wine or flowers. I would put money on it that few of Bloomon’s flowers, particularly at this time of year, are UK grown.

  • Amanda says:

    Womenfolk, if you want British flowers grown entirely in the UK, try Thoughtful Flowers by Juliet Glaves, we wrote about it here http://www.thewomensroomblog.com/2014/05/22/messing-about-with-flowers-at-designers-guild-with-thoughtful-flowers/

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