Flower care instructions
When your bouquet arrives, some blooms may be a little tired from the journey. This is completely normal, simply follow these care instructions and your bouquet will perk up soon. For quick recovery, cut stems, add flower food and stand in deep water for a few hours prior to arranging in a vase.
Choose a clean vase and use fresh lukewarm water. Avoid metal containers as they neutralise the effects of flower food.
Add all of the flower food provided, following the guidelines on the sachet.
Carefully remove the packaging from the base of the flowers.
Strip off all leaves that fall below the water line, as these will decompose and contaminate the water.
Cut 2 - 3cm off all stems using a clean sharp knife or scissors. Cut at a sharp angle so the stem can absorb water more effectively and place immediately in water. Avoid cutting through nodes on the flower stems.
Display the flowers in a cool, light location away from draughts, direct sunlight, radiators and fresh fruit.
Remember to top up the vase water daily and remove faded flowers as they occur.
To refresh your flowers re-cut the stems every 2 – 3 days, and replace in fresh lukewarm water.
Note: Bouquet contents may be a skin irritant and harmful if eaten. Your bouquet/plant should not be placed directly on to furniture or polished surfaces as scratching or staining may occur, we advise you use a protective mat.
For detailed instructions by flower type, just click on the links to the left or the pictures below.