Flower Care

There are some simple rules to making flowers last, based on common sense. Like everything, treat them well, and they will bloom for ages...

 

HAND-TIED/BOUQUETS

Carefully remove all packaging

Keep the string tied around stems if you want to retain a strong shape on hand-tied bouquets; remove it if you want to arrange the flowers yourself

Using a sharp, clean blade or scissors, cut 3cm off each stem at a 45-degree angle

Place the bouquet in a clean vase that is large enough to allow the stems to reach at least halfway down. Fill three-quarters of the vase with lukewarm water and add flower food (this really does work; it’s not just a gimmick!). Do not use metal containers if using flower food, as metal can neutralise the food’s beneficial effects

Remove any fronds and leaves which lie below the water level; these will decompose and contaminate the water, killing off your flowers

Place the bouquet in a cool position, away from heating or cooling vents and appliances, direct sunlight or draughts

Keep the flowers away from ripening fruit

Add fresh water daily

 

ARRANGEMENTS

Do not allow oasis to dry out completely or become water logged

Top up the water carefully with a small jug each day, to ensure the flowers can drink daily

To prevent water damage always place arrangements on surfaces that are non porous

 

 

 

CAUTION: Lily pollen can stain. In case of contact, dab off with cellotape. Do not use water. Berries may also stain and may not be eaten

For further advice, call Fab Flowers on 01709700366 or email fab-flowers@btconnect.com

 

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