Our top tips

We want our flowers to be at their best for you and to do this they will need your help....just a little. 
Follow our top tips and care advice to ensure you get the most out of your flowers. 

Hand-tied flowers in water
  • Your hand-tied can be kept in its packaging for up to 2 days.
  • Carefully top the design up daily, slowly pouring water through the centre.
  • After 2 days remove the cellophane bubble, carefully pierce the bubble over the sink to release the water, remove the packaging and cut all the stems at a 45- degree angle.
  • Remove any foliage that will sit below the water level.
  • Empty the sachet of flower food we have provided you with into your chosen vase, and fill three quarters full with water.
  • Put the bouquet into the vase and place in a cool position.

Bouquet of cut flowers
  • Carefully remove the packaging.
  • Clean your vase using hot water and a little washing up liquid, or rinse with water that you have added a little bleach to.
    This will kill of any bacteria inside the vase and it will help your flowers live longer.
  • Using a sharp clean pair of scissors cut about 1 inch off each of the stems at a 45-degree angle.
  • Remove any foliage that will sit below the water level as these will decompose and contaminate the water and reduce the life span of your flowers.
  • Fill the vase three quarters full put the flowers into the vase and place in a cool position away from heating appliances, direct sunlight or draughts.
  • Add fresh water daily.

Flower Arrangements
  • Top up the arrangement daily with fresh water, slowly pouring water into the container to avoid any spills.
  • Place your arrangement on top of a table mat, not directly onto any polished surfaces.

General Tips
  • Keep all fresh flower designs away from draughts, direct sunlight and heating appliances.
  • The cooler the room, the longer the flowers will last.
  • Remove blooms as they fade.
  • Lily pollen can stain, if you do get any on clothing or furniture dab off with cellotape, never use water.
  • Wash your hands after arranging your flowers as some contain a milky sap which can irritate the skin.
  • Berries may also stain and should never be eaten.