Peony season might be coming to an end but it’s making way for summer’s peppiest stem, the sunflower. Bold, bright, impossible not to make you smile and seriously easy to style, these big bursts of sunshine are making their way onto our coffee tables, dining spaces and adding some colour to our al fresco dining set-ups.
And while we’ll forever go back to simple white hues of roses, soft pink paper tissue-like peonies or lush green eucalyptus, yellow and gold hues are having a bit of a moment in the flower world. From statement-making mimosa to vintage-inspired dried grasses, these warm weather shades are everywhere.
As always, M&S are delivering the goods with their range of hard-to-beat blooms. They have a selection of seven sunflower bouquets available that are sure to cheer up your living space, starting at just £20. There’s everything from a simple single stem posy to their gorgeous Bouquet of the Month – an explosion of blue delphinium, alchemilla mollis, ammi majus, British sunflowers and fragrant rosemary. It will look and smell incredible atop a entryway console table or bring some cheer to the kitchen counter.
If you’re into mixed, more rustic bouquets check out the super pretty and sweet smelling Seasonal Sunflower Gift Bag. It comes bursting with sunflowers, white stocks, green pitto, alchemilla mollis and matricaria – making it look like it’s been picked fresh from the prairie. Or for a burst of colour, the Summer Sunshine Bouquetta is small in size but punchy in shade with an Indian summer-inspired mix – think cerise roses, orange roses, blue delphinium, solidago and greenbell.
Whichever you choose, sunflowers, thanks to their size especially, are so easy to style. Go long with a large centrepiece in the middle of a dining table or cut down short and pop a few into delicate round bud glasses for a more understated look. All you really need is a cut and plonk level of care and they’ll last for a good week at least.
Few blooms are as cheery as a handful of sunflowers, making them the perfect gift for the host at a summer BBQ or dinner party.M&S are delivering on quality and price as always, with 12 single British stems for just £20, plus free nominated day delivery across the UK.