Flowers, Bouquets and Plants
Flowers for all occasions including weddings and funerals
bouquets for delivery to home or place of work
even trees delivered to your door
This logo means there is usually no extra to pay for basic delivery. Other shops may have free delivery over a set threshold or for certain items; or short term delivery offers.
They buy flowers direct from a Dutch auction. Also sell plants and gifts. Hand delivery within London: relay service elsewhere.
This logo means 'click and collect'. Buy online at online prices and collect from a store or local pick-up point. May be exceptions or a minimum spend.
There are two main ways flower deliveries can be handled.
One is called 'relay'. The other is direct supply. See other boxes for more.
Small nursery in Jersey. Hand select flowers and send them by royal mail. Also sell plants, seeds, tools and gifts.
Flowers usually sent by courier, but they use the 'relay' system via local florists for hospitals and military bases.
Florists that use the relay system include Interflora. You place your order online or with one florist and they send your request to a florist closer to the delivery address. The second florist makes up the bouquet and delivers it.
People who do not favour this system might say that, as two florists are involved, there are two lots of costs and two lots of profits, so you might not get such a good arrangement for the amount you pay. They might also point out that you do not have any say in choosing the florist who will prepare and deliver the flowers.
Florists involved in this way of working are usually local shops, who probably buy their flowers from wholesalers, who in turn get them from the growers or from an auction, so they may have been handled a few times and may possibly be a little less fresh than the ones that come direct from a grower.
Flowers arranged by florists in-house in Somerset and sent direct to most parts of the UK, or by relay for urgent deliveries.
Postal, courier and relay deliveries all available in UK and worldwide; some same day if ordered by 2.30 Mon - Sat.
Work with a network of local florists to arrange deliveries of flowers and gifts in the UK and abroad and will also deliver direct by courier.
Bouquets, plants and gifts. Grow their own flowers, which are delivered by post or courier from Jersey, or by relay for urgent deliveries.
Flowers made up and delivered by relay or some are posted or sent by courier. International and same day deliveries possible.
Probably the best known relay florist, but they do also have a courier service for UK and abroad. can include chocolates and other gifts.
Only a small selection of bouquets, grown and delivered by post direct from the nursery. Also sell plants, bulbs, herbs etc.
Bouquets, vase arrangements, plants, wine and gifts. Next day (order by 5pm) and nominated day delivery possible.
This system involves one company either growing the flowers, or buying them from a grower (direct or through an auction) and sending them out. Examples of companies who do it this way are Blooming Direct, who grow a lot of their own flowers themselves, and Arena who buy flowers at an auction in Holland.
The main advantage with this arrangement is that there are fewer 'middle men' and less handling involved. This should mean that the flowers are fresher and better value, because fewer people have to be paid along the way.
On the other hand, the flowers will probably be delivered in a box, possibly by the postman or a courier, which isn't quite the same as being handed a bouquet by a specialist. And if they are coming by post you can't be certain they will arrive on the right day.
Fresh Flowers from UK or Holland delivered direct within the Isle of Man or by post or courier to the rest of the UK.
London-based florist buys from growers and auctions and uses post and courier for free deliveries. Relay deliveries possible at extra delivery cost.
Works like a flower delivery service, but instead of flowers you can send trees from around £3 to around £400.