From preserved flowers to customised bunches, here are the best places to order flowers online
By Pendle Harte
Shida Preserved Flowers
Shida’s unusual preserved flowers in beautiful arrangements will last up to a year, thanks to their special preservation method. Unlike regular dried flowers they’re not brittle or dusty – their intriguing texture makes them a joy to look at.
Smith & Munson
Smith and Munson are fifth-generation growers of beautiful cut flowers. British-grown lillies and tulips are available directly to the public for the first time now as the company has opened an online shop.
McQueens Flowers sends hand-tied bouquets via same-day London and next-day nationwide delivery. McQueens Flowers has been a leading florist since 1991 and this Glowing Saffron hand-tie gathers a spectrum of warm-toned varieties.
Bloom offers a design-your-own bouquet service, allowing you to create a truly unique bouquet this Valentine’s Day in four simple steps. You can think about the rest of the bouquet in two ways: tonally – where you pick multiple flower types in the same colour for a textural look; or complementary – where you pick opposing colours that sit well together.
Lovefool is a bright and colourful bunch of dried flowers designed to enchant a smile. This is the perfect simple arrangement, ideal for sending your dearest a little hug, and will last up to a year.