The guide to caring for your flowers
Properly looking after your flowers can prolong your bouquet life by almost double.
To help, we have put together our 5 top tips on caring for your flowers.
1. KEEP THEM TIED
It is common when unwrapping flowers to have the urge to cut the string around the flowers too but we suggest keeping this around the flowers to ensure the bouquet keeps it's fabulous hand-tied arrangement that has been created for you.
Before placing the flowers into your vase, use a pair of scissors to carefully cut each stem at an angle, this is an important step to remember when making your bouquet last as flowers drink through their stems so once they have been cut the ends can easily dry out. We recommend cutting the stems again after around 3 days, to ensure they can get as much water as they need.
When your flowers first arrive, fill your clean vase about half full of lukewarm water. Bacteria in the water is the biggest cause of wilting flowers so we recommend using a milton sterilising tab in the water to keep bacteria away!To keep your flowers fresh and hydrated, change the water every 2-3 days.
4. KEEP AWAY FROM SUNLIGHT
Placing your flowers in direct sunlight will cause them to wilt faster, place your flowers in a cool place when light reaches the room without being on the flowers.
5. REMOVE WILTED FLOWERS
Some flowers will wilt faster than others so removing these stems will not only make the bouquet look better for longer but the wilted stems can also spread bacteria to the other flowers so it is important to keep an eye on these.