Lazy Flora Review by Sam – April 2018

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to Claire from Lazy Flora for sending me this beautiful box to review! And for the exclusive discount code ‘BOXESSION’ that gives you £2 a month off any subscription for the life of your subscription!!

Lazy Flora is something a bit different in the most wonderful way! It’s a gardening subscription box with a twist, making it perfect for novices as well as the more green fingered and even those who struggle to leave the house! It makes having a gorgeous garden a breeze and includes everything you need (other than a pot).

There are a huge range of options available including house plants; so this really can be a box for anyone (even me with my not so green fingers).

So the twist? What makes it so easy?

All of the plants come already grown and healthy, shipped straight to your door in 24 hours! The plants are carefully selected for the season (as boxes ship out quarterly/seasonally); and will look stunning for 12 weeks, ensuring your garden looks its best all year round with minimal fuss.

I was super excited when the courier knocked on my door with this massive box! Don’t believe me you can check out the size of it on my live here:

I was sent the small seasonal subscription and in this not so small box to aid me in turning my garden into a gorgeous getaway space. Inside was:

Leaflet detailing the possible plants, simple step by step guide and rubber gloves

Rubber glove always handy (and forgotten)!

The leaflet literally gave me a step by step guide of how to plant and care for my flowers including how to deadhead and what conditions they like the most a total lifesaver for a novice like me!

10kg bag of Fertiliser

The good quality stuff to help my garden thrive.

2 x Grape Hyacinth

Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring.

1x Ivy

Ivy is an evergreen, woody climber which can grow to a height of 30m. It has two different forms – juvenile and mature.

1x corkscrew Rush

This is an evergreen perennial forming a clump of corkscrew-like, spirally curled, leafless stems, occasionally with small clusters of brown flowers in summer.

2x Alpine Wallflower

This has a gorgeous scent to it, the plant is native to the alps and thrives in cold weather making it quite a hardy little flower typically seen in cliffsides.

1x Batchelors Button

The other names for this gorgeous little pom-pin like flower are Marguerite, Meadow daisy or English daisy. They are related to the common daisy we used to make chains from as kids in summer.

 

1 x Forget-me-not

Myosotis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. Often found on the banks of rivers this flower has a wonderful tale behind its name.

It is said that it is named for the words “Vergiss mein Nicht” spoken by a German Knight who threw a handful of these flowers as he was swept away from his lover down the river.

You get a wide variety from orchids to evergreens with plenty of flowering plants as well! I honestly don’t think I have come across anything like this before, Claire has found a wide open gap in the market and filled it perfectly. It really has brought pleasure back to gardening for me!

The fact that the live plants arrived in perfect condition after traveling the ocean amazes me. I would even go as far as to say they looked healthier than a lot of the ones in my local nursery.

I am most definitely not a professional gardener! I walk into a garden center and feel overwhelmed and lost, I have no idea what to buy for the season or where to plant it for best results but I do love a well presented garden. So the concept of lazy flora is perfect for me! everything I need delivered in a box with a step by step guide and all the information I need, it took me around 20 minutes to plant and the results were instant. The selection was gorgeous and well thought out flowing seamlessly together.

This would make a perfect gift for a keen (or not so keen Gardener). Someone like me who wants a nice garden but doesn’t have a clue where to start. An elderly relative that can’t get out and about like they used to but still wants to enjoy the pleasures of gardening. Even a house-warming gift as the boxes are seasonal it’s perfect all year round. Lazy Flora has outstanding customer service as well, they really do care about customers and their feedback, taking it onboard and acting if needed!

This has been proved in a recent website update to make shipping and billing terms clearer on the website (due to my booboo on the live).Talking about the website it has a whole array of extra tips and advice from a blog, to a free printable flowering guide and even a watering reminder service (needless to say I have signed up for this haha). Lazy Flora really do want to help everyone get the most from the simple pleasure of beautiful plant life.

Price plans

I love the fact you can spread the quarterly deliveries over monthly payments!

There are a few options here:

Seasonal collection subscriptions:

  • Small 5+ plants £16 per month, delivered every 3 months ( so £48 per box or £42 with our exclusive discount code)
  • Medium 10+ plants £19 per month, delivered every 3 months (so £57 per box or £51 with our exclusive discount code)
  • Large 15+ plants £23 per month, delivered every 3 months (so £69 per box or £63 with our exclusive discount code)

Individual plant subscription:

  • Without pot £23 per month (£21 with code BOXESSION)
  • With pot £28 per month (£26 with code BOXESSION)

You can also get one-off boxes and an array of planters and pots.

The code ‘BOXESSION’ gives you £2 off any subscription, and is ongoing for the duration of your subscription meaning the box I featured here is just £14 a month! An unbeatable price to have a gorgeous garden all year round with minimal hassle! Honestly the hardest part for me was choosing my planter haha!

If you can’t tell already the box is a major hit for me and I highly recommend it.

You can subscribe here: https://lazyflora.com

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Once again a huge thank you to Claire from Lazy Flora for sending me this box and opening my world to the possibility of a gorgeous garden without hassle, and thank you for reading…

Sam XOXO

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