I was sent the Frosty Flower Basket just over 2 weeks ago - on my birthday as luck would have it!
The way the flowers are transported is really important, and Bunches do it very well. Inside the main box is a pull out carboard insert with handles, so you can lift out the entire assembly in one, and then recycle everything you don't need.
My flower basket was resting neatly inside - safe and unharmed after it's journey.
And the Frosty Flower Basket itself is gorgeous. Conifer, Fittonia, White Cyclamen and White Christmas Cactus sitting in a whitewashed wicker basket lined with plastic. The Cyclamen were already just about in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous.
There was also a printed paper 'card', with a personal message, and care instructions for my flower basket.
Bunches are a family run operation based in Nottinghamshire, and have been delivering flowers across the UK since 1989. They take great pride in providing cut flowers and plants that last, and are responsibly-sourced. They're supporters of several fair trade initiatives, including Fair Flowers and Fair Plants, and they work with farms that closely monitor ethical and environmental standards.
Bunches also give at least 10% of their profits to charities in the UK and the developing world, and have a sideline 'Creating Happiness'
So, were my flowers long-lasting? Did they travel well? The answer is yes. As delicate at Cyclamen and Cactus can be, they very much survived, and at day 12 an amazing result - the first flower on my Christmas Cactus....
And the Cyclamen? Still going strong and continuing to flower.
I didn't have the best lighting for these photos - but I was scared to move my basket until the Cactus flower fell off by itself!!
Bunches have a really large range of products available at this time of year - including Christmas flowers, plants and wreaths, hampers, cakes and chocolates. Cut flowers start at only £12.99 delivered with free chocolates. Christmas hampers start at only £24.99. I use them myself, and would recommend them to anyone.
I reviewed cut flowers from Bunches a year ago - you can see my review here...
Bunches have a keen Social Media team, and regularly host giveaways and share discount codes, and they have also today launched their online advent calendar. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.