Care of your flowers

Your flowers are cut fresh by my hand or sourced from local reputable growers which means they are as fresh as can be. They will be conditioned straight away before being arranged and delivered to you.

 

The great thing about locally grown flowers is you get a longer vase life than from those that have travelled from afar. To ensure you get the best possible vase life from your flowers I recommend you follow these few simple steps below.

  • As soon as you receive them place them in a clean vase of fresh tepid water. As your flowers are locally grown and you are receiving them four to five days before those flown from abroad you can guarantee yours will last much longer without the need for flower food and ensure no chemicals are released into the ecosystem. Refreshing the water in the vase every few days should ensure longevity. However if you prefer to use flower food you can make your own.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of bleach and 2 teaspoons of vinegar to 1.2lt of lukewarm water.
  • If your flowers have been out of water for any length of time or you cut to rearrange them, ensure you cut with clean scissors at an angle for maximum water absorption.
  • Ensure there are no leaves or foliage below the water level.
  • Do not place them close to a fruit bowl. Ethylene is released by fruit and vegetables as they ripen and this speeds up the decline of your flowers.
A few exceptions to the norm:
  • Tulips will continue to grow in the vase, if you are not a fan of the sprawling effect then trim your tulips every few days to maintain the desired height.
  • Daffodils release sap when cut, if you recut the stems leave in a separate vessel of fresh water for 5-10 mins and continue until the sap is no longer being released. You can then return them to your arrangement of flowers.