A Bouquet of Peonies? It Must Be Summer

14 May 2015

If there's one thing that signals summertime is about to rear its head, it's the unstoppable onslaught of peony photos all over Instagram.. Maybe it's just me, though, but this is a blogger cliche I can certainly get on board with! So, just as I was plotting where to pick up the best peonies in Edinburgh, Debenhams Flowers magically got in touch to offer me a bouquet of my choice from their summer range. Suffice to say, the Large Peony Perfection Bouquet* won without a second thought!

When they turned up earlier than expected, due to the Royal Mail delivery option selected, I was pleasantly surprised. It would definitely be preferable to select the courier option, however, if you needed them on a particular day. The flowers themselves were in wonderful condition, having arrived in a sturdy box and the flowers yet to open (rather teasingly, but definitely prolonging the loveliness, of course!)

Five days later, they're in full bloom and put a big grin on my face every time I look up from tapping away at the keyboard to write this post. As much as it can add up when buying flowers regularly, it really does make such a difference to your mentality when you have fresh flowers in the house. Maybe it's just me, but it even makes me want to keep the rest of the room a whole lot tidier and let them take pride of place. Beautiful!

Top tip: To keep your blooms fresher for longer, add a sprinkle of sugar into the water!

And a bouquet for you too!

Fancy your own bouquet of flowers? I'm partnering with Debenhams Flowers to offer all my readers a special discount on their orders. Simply enter DFBLOG25 at the check-out for 25% off flower deliveries. Need your bouquet in a hurry? Debenhams Flowers offer next day deliveries for all your celebratory needs (or, y'know, just cause you're impatient like me..)

Terms & conditions: This discount code entitles my readers to 25% off flower deliveries, excluding the 'Flowers by Post' range. The discount code has no expiry date. Enjoy it all summer long!

Which flowers make you think of summer? Are you a peony girl like me?


* I was offered a bouquet of my choice from the Summer Flowers range to review. However, all opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this post.


  1. so pretty - nothing like a bunch of fresh flowers <3


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